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Jovens Músicos makes festival with winners and chooses Musician of the Year

The Jovens Músicos Award presents the winners of this year’s edition at the Jovens Músicos Festival, from October 3rd to 5th, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, when it elects the Young Musician of the Year, the organization announced.

Musicians Telmo Costa on clarinet, Ana Clara Sousa on flute, Cristiano Rios on percussion, Rafael Kyrychenko on piano, Joaquim Miguel Rocha on bass trombone and Maria Reis Sá on violin are the winners by category, 33rd edition of the prize organized by RTP-Antena2, and one of them will be awarded the title of Young Musician of the Year/Maestro Silva Pereira Award, the highest award of the contest.

The decision will be made on the first day of the festival, October 3, at the “grand finale” of the Young Musicians Award (PMJ), after each soloist interprets an excerpt from “a reference work” in the repertoire of composers. such as Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Vieuxtemps, Francois Devienne, Carl Maria von Weber, Joseph Schwantner, and Soren Hyldgaard.

The laureate will be the protagonist of the gala concert, at the close of this year’s edition, on October 5th, which will also premiere the work of composer Francisco Fontes, ‘Manifesto’, winner of the Antena 2/Portuguese Authors Composition Competition. , chosen by a jury formed by conductor José Eduardo Gomes and composers Nuno Côrte-Real and Daniel Moreira.

Both concerts, at the beginning and closing of the festival, feature the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and the direction of former PJM laureate José Eduardo Gomes.

The former laureates are also protagonists of the festival, as invited soloists or as part of the participating groups and orchestras, such as the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, the Lutoslawski Piano Duo, the Jobra Jazz Ensemble and Pedro Moreira’s saxophone ensemble.

The Costa Cabral Music Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by conductor Cesário Costa, guarantees the opening concert with violist Sofia Silva Sousa, winner of the Maestro Silva Pereira Award last year. Joly Braga Santos’ Viola Concert will be performed.

The program includes a tribute to oboist Samuel Bastos, a 2007 laureate, musician of the Zurich Opera Orchestra, who died this year at the age of 32 in Switzerland.

In this tribute, to be held on 04, Friday, will be interpreted ‘Autumn Concert – Intermezzo in memoriam Samuel Bastos’, by Sérgio Azevedo, by the oboist Andrew Swinnerton, with the Camerata Atlantica.

Hugo Ribeiro, Catarina Castro, Tiago Coimbra, Pedro Teixeira, Ricardo Lopes, Luciano Cruz, Frederico Fernandes, Joana Soares, Kika Materula, Luís Alves are other former laureates participating in the concert.

On the last day, there will be the Jobra Jazz Ensemble, distinguished this year at the S. Luiz Theater jazz party in Lisbon, Tomás Marques Quarteto, winner of the PJM/2019 Jazz Combo category, and Pedro Moreira Sax Ensemble, which includes previous laureates, and will perform the ballet song ‘Two Maybe More’.

During the festival will also be presented three albums of former distinguished at PMJ. The first will be on Friday, October 4, and involves the Francisco Henriques Trio Adamastor, violin, Pedro Massarrão, cello, and José Ribeiro, piano, laureates in 2017.

The album presentation of Artium Trio, violinist Francisco Lima Santos, cellist Pedro Gomes Silva and pianist João Barata will take place on Saturday.

On the same day will be presented ‘What will be from Rio’, album by composer Nuno da Rocha, winner of the Antena 2/SPA 2012 Composition Award, with the play ‘What will be from Rio without John Cage?’ composed for Baroque Orchestra.

The work was premiered at the 2012 Young Musicians Festival by the Divino Sospiro orchestra, directed by Massimo Mazzeo, who will be performing with the composer, the conductor Filipa Palhares and the flutist and conductor António Carrilho.

Nuno da Rocha, former student of Vasco Mendonça, Carlos Marecos, Luis Tinoco, Carlos Caires and Antonio Pinho Vargas, has an international career of more than ten years, in which he met composers such as Nigel Osborne, Louis Andriessen and Magnus Lindberg. In 2015 he was a Young Composer in Residence at Casa da Música, in Porto. ‘What Will Be From the River’ follows his first album of 2016, ‘Even if it’s cold’.

The Jovens Músicos Award, organized by Antena 2 since 1987, has the musical direction of composer Luís Tinoco, in the last nine editions, and has more than 80 distinguished musicians.

Among these are conductor Nuno Coelho, current guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel’s assistant at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and winner of the 2017 Cadaqués Competition, tenor Fernando Guimarães, who was a 2015 Grammy nominee, as starring Monteverdi’s “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria” with the Boston Baroque orchestra, and saxophonist Ricardo Toscano, awarded his quartet, composed of André Santos, João Hasselberg and João Pereira.

The composer, conductor and percussionist Pedro Carneiro, co-founder and artistic director of the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra, Pedro Ribeiro, 1st oboe of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, who was also guest musician of the Birmingham City Symphony, the cellist Bruno Borralhinho, of the Dresden and artistic director of the Ensemble Mediterrain were other laureates.

The composer and violist Alexandre Delgado was first awarded in 1987.

This year, 278 musicians competed in eight categories/instruments. The selection tests were held in June, in Castelo Branco, and the finals, in July, at Casa da Música, in Porto.

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