"2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Both the defence of Patrimony and the care of Nature, the combination of sensitivity and pleasure through Music and the coexistence sustained by social Humanism constitute the fundamental basis and the identity sign of a cultural experience as the one proposed, year after year, by the Terras sem Sombra Festival. No matter how far you look, the journey of this singular festival always represents an inner journey. The closeness to Hungary, leitmotiv of this year’s edition, contemplates the richness of its music, popular and cultured, but also shows, since Alentejo, a way of historically considering the values of culture and education.

After the concerts, the heritage and biodiversity activities planned for the current year, I am sure that we will know and love more, not only the art and identity of Hungary, but also of the other guests, the Visegrád Group, the United States of America, Spain and Corsica. We will know and love more this other Alentejo, insular and mountainous. For this is what it is all about: knowing to love, knowing to live. Coming from outside a cooling or warm air, the windows will remain open."


Artistic Director of the Festival Terras sem Sombra

Opening Concert . Vila de Frades

February 17 [21H30]Parish Church of São Cucufate

O vos omnes: Hungarian Sacred Music of the 19th-21st centuries


FERENC LISZT [1811-1886]Salve ReginaAve maris stellaO salutaris HostiaAve verum Corpus ChristiPater noster ZOLTÁN KODÁLY [1882-1967]Adventi ének  [Advent Song]Media vita in morteMiserereEsti dal SÁNDOR SZOKOLAY [1931–2013]Cantate Domino MIKLÓS CSEMICZKY [1954-]Pater noster PÉTER TÓTH [1965-]O salutaris Hostia MÁTÉ BELLA [1985-]Lacrimosa MÁRTON LEVENTE HORVÁTH [1983-]O vos omnes PÉTER ZOMBOLA [1983-]Jubilate Deo

VASZY VIKTOR KAMARAKÓRUSVaszy Viktor's Chamber Choir was founded in 1958 and for thirty seasons Sándor Gyüdi has been leading the choir as master conductor. Among its members are the choirs of Szeged National Theatre, music teachers, students of the Faculty of Music Arts, University of Szeged, maestros of excellent choirs of the city and other highly qualified singers. In the repertoire of the Choir, the capella choral music has an important presence. The choral works of Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and the generations that followed them brought an international recognition to the Hungarian choral culture that has a committed ambassador in the Vasy Viktor Choir. In recent decades, the choir has participated in many tours abroad. SÁNDOR GYÜDIHe is considered a specialist in choir music, leading choirs and vocal ensembles of high artistic level. He has been the artistic director of the Vaszy Viktor Chamber Choir of Szeged since 1988. In 1990, Sándor Gyüdi joined the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged and was appointed its director and principal conductor in 1999. He was the main responsible for the excellence of the orchestra, acclaimed in wide-ranging national and international tours. In 2008, he was appointed managing director of the Szeged National Theatre, Hungary's second opera house, while remaining music director and chief conductor of the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged. Recognizing his excellent musical performance, in 2006 Gyüdi was awarded the prestigious Liszt Prize.


March 3 [21H30]musibéria

Far but near: The Hungarian Popular Songs, by Fernando Lopes-Graça, and the Magyar Tradition


CÁTIA MORESO . MEZZO-SOPRANOExalted by critics as "priceless", being emphasized her "burnished bronze lower register, powerful and resonant top", she studied at the National Conservatory of Lisbon and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music and Masters Degree (Opera Course). Scholar of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Lionel Anthony Charitable Trust, she studied at the National Opera Studio with Susan Waters. Won the 2nd Song Contest of the Portuguese Rotary Foundation, received the Bocage Prize at the Luísa Todi Competition and the 1st Prize at the José Augusto Alegria Singing Contest. In 2013 she won the Aria Friends Bursary Award from the Wexford Opera Festival. NUNO VIEIRA DE ALMEIDA . PIANOStudied in Lisbon with José Manuel Beirão and, as a scholar of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with Leonid Brumberg in Vienna and Geoffrey Parsons in London. He regularly performs as a 'Lied' pianist. In Portugal, gave many first auditions of Schönberg, Webern, Wolf, Von Einen, Sckreker, Korngold, Weil, Bernstein and Britten’s works, while in first world audition, presented works by João Madureira, Carlos Caires, Constança Capdeville and Paulo Brandão. He is the author of several projects of musical merging with painting, theatre and poetry. Was co-author, with Yvette Centeno, of the radio programme "The text and the music" and collaborates regularly in theatre and film shows as an interpreter and soundtracks author. He is a professor at the Superior School of Music in Lisbon. HANGA KACSÓ . FOLK VOCALSBorn in 1996, she related from a very early age to folk music and folklore and at the age of seven joined the Szolnok Folkloric Choir. During her childhood she won several distinctions in national singing competitions. Stu- died at the Vác Pikéthy Tibor High School of Musical Arts and her success at the Fölszállott contest led to several tours and series of gala concerts that took her to Sweden and Transylvania (Romania). She hosted the Double Rise Festival in Torockó. In addition to the performances with the Esszencia group, she is a permanent guest of the Muzsikás Group. Besides acting, she often teaches folk songs, both in Hungary and in Transylvania. ÁRON VÁRAI . FOLK VOCALSHe is a student of the popular music progra- mme of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. In addition to being a singer, he also develops a dancer's activity, having acquired extensive experience in various popular dance forma- tions in Székesfehérvár. Worked with various folk music groups. Alongside many performances in Hungary, he also performed in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Germany and the United States. Since his childhood he has participated in popular music and dance camps and gives young people training on folklore. He also publicizes popular music ins- truments (different flutes, bagpipes, idiophones) assuming the commitment of the preservation of the cultural heritage. BÉLA SZERÉNYI . ACCORDION, FLUTE AND TÁROGATÓAs a performer, he recorded for the first time at age 14. In addition to the family musical group, with which he travels the world, he has performed with the most outstanding Hungarian folk music players. He has collaborated for several years with the singer Márta Sebestyén and the baroque soprano and cellist Judit Andrejszki. In his concerts he also intervenes as a dancer. He studied classical saxophone and, as a scholar of the popular music programme of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, he studied accordion and flute and attended jazz and baroque music lessons. In his performances he joins classical music instruments with those of popular music (accordion, the tárogató, the clarinet in B flat and the cimbalom).

Concert III . Odemira

March 17 [21H30]Camacho Costa Auditorium

Body and soul: Works by Carrapatoso, Kodály, Hubay and Chopin


Free entrance. The tickets should be collected on concert day from 20:00 in the Auditorium. There is no ticket reservation. The room has a capacity of 270 seats.

EURICO CARRAPATOSO [1962-]The Eternal Feminine in Peer GyntI. AnitraII. SolveigIII. Ingrid ZOLTÁN KODÁLY [1882-1967]Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 71I. Allegro serioso, non troppoII. Adagio – AndanteIII. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento – Presto JENŐ HUBAY [1858-1937]Scènes de la Csárda No. 5 Hullámzó Balaton, Op. 33 FRYDERYK CHOPIN [1810-1849]Piano Trio, op. 8 G minorI. Allegro con fuocoII. ScherzoIII. Adagio sostenutoIV. Finale: Allegretto

VENA PIANO TRIOFormed in 2015 in Budapest, it brings together three interpreters from three countries: Hungary, Portugal and Poland. In its second year of activity were able to emphasize, in Europe, their level of musicality and technical excellence. Béla Bánfalvi, winner of the Ferenc Liszt Prize, wrote about them: "the sound of this ensemble is very well balanced and very complete; it's a pleasure to hear them." ANDREA FERNANDES (INDIA, PORTUGAL)PIANOShe is a Portuguese born in Goa, India, within a Portuguese family. Having studied at Trinity College in Abu Dhabi, continued her training at the Kala Academy in Goa and at the Superior School of Music in Lisbon, finishing her masters degree at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, in Budapest. She is an Opera répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera House. KAMILA SŁODKOWSKA (POLÓNIA)CELLOAfter her initial studies at the State Music Schools Arthur Rubinstein, in Bydgoszczy, she graduated from the Stanisława Moniuszki Music Academy, in Gdańsk. She is a member of the Dohnányi Ernő Szimfonikus Zenekar and string principal at the Alba Regia Szimfonikus Zenekar, in Székesfehérvár, two symphony orchestras of reference in Hungary. ERZSÉBET HUTÁS (HUNGRÍA)VIOLINShe graduated from the Bartók Béla Music School, in Budapest, the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, in Cologne, and the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, in Vienna. She is a member of the Orchestra of the Magyar Állami Operaház, the Hungarian State Opera, and string principal at the New Hungarian Chamber Orchestra.

Concert IV . Mértola

April 14 [21H30]Parish Church of Nossa Senhora Entre-as-Vinhas

Four Winds: Music of the 19th-21st centuries in Central Europe


LEOŠ JANÁČEK [1854-1928]V mlhách [In the fog]I. AndanteII. Molto adagioIII. AndantinoIV. Presto GYÖRGY KURTÁG [1926-]Szálkák [Barbs]I. Molto agitatoII. SostenutoIII. VivoIV. Mesto JAROMÍR DADÁK [1930-]Janko, Janko, zlá novina[Johnny, there's no good news] FRYDERYK CHOPIN [1810-1849]Ballade As-dur, op. 47, n.º 3 MICHAŁ MALEC [1985-]Trois Images for piano solo ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK [1841-1904]Rondo . Když mne stará matka zpívat[Songs that my mother taught me] GEJZA DUSÍK [1907-1988]Pieseň o rodnej zemi (Najkrajší kút v šírom svete je moja rodná zem) [Song about the Motherland (the fairest hymn in the world is the land where I was born)]. ZOLTÁN KODÁLY [1882-1967]Fáj a szívem [My heart aches] Háry János – Tiszán innen, Dunán túl (Örzse és Háry kettőse) From Tisza to the Danube (Duet bye Örzse and Háry)]

ANNA FÜRJES . MEZZO-SOPRANOBorn in 1996 in Budapest, began her vocal studies at the age of 14, at the Béla Bartók Music Secondary School of the Liszt Academy. She is a student of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music vocal program, where she improves her know- ledge under the guidance of soprano Andrea Meláth. She has been awarded in national competitions. In 2017, she was invited to the Armel Opera Festival in Budapest and to the Mezinárodní Hudební Festival Pražské Jaro, the International Spring Music Festival in Prague. MIROSLAV SÝKORA . TENORHe was born in 1988 in Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. After completing the piano studies at the School of Arts of his hometown, was admitted to the Conservatory of Kosice, where he graduated in classical canto. After gradua- ting, he joined the National Theatre Company as a member of the choir but also performing solo. He was honoured with the 2014 Discovery prize of the Year, the Týtý Prize, in Prague (Czech Republic). He entered the Franz Liszt Academy of Music classical course, where he studied under the guidance of Magda Nádor. JAN VOJTEK . PIANOHe was born in 1995 in Brno, Czech Republic, and started playing at age of five. He studied at the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, in Brno, standing out as a student of Jiří Doležel, which gave him the opportunity to play with Czech and Lithuanian national orchestras. He also participated on a Mozartian Tour with the Národní Divadlo Orchestra of the National Theatre of Brno. He participated with distinction in several competitions, winning several awards. He attended Béla Bartók Music Secondary School in Budapest. Currently, he is a student of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, perfecting his knowledge under the guidance of Gábor Eckhardt, Attila Némethy and Gábor Farkas. ŁUKASZ PIASECKI . PIANOA native of Poland, he decided to become a pianist as a child. Attended a secondary school specialized in Music, where he graduated with distinction. He was then admitted to the famous Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, in Warsaw, where he studied under the guidance of Anna Jastrzebska-Quinn. He continued training at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, as a student of Gábor Eckhardt. A Chopin's afficionado, he has also devoted himself to contemporary Polish music and to the chamber music repertoire. In 2016, he won the 2nd prize of the Concorso Internazionale di Esecutione Musicale "Premio Citta", of Padua. KRISTINA VOCETKOVA . CELLOA native of the Czech Republic, she started playing the cello at the age of six, in the class of Katerina Hronikova. At the age of 14, she entered the Prague Conservatory, standing out as a student of Jaroslav Kulhan, who helped her being admitted to the Juilliard School in New York and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where she studied with Csaba Onczay. She participated with distinction in more than 20 national and international competitions, winning several awards. In 2010, received a grant from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe. In addition to performing in chamber music and orchestra, she has performed as a soloist, collaborating with several renowned orchestras and pianists from the Czech Republic. The duo of strings that she founded with the violinist Matous Peruska won several competitions and was distinguished with several prizes. GABRIELA JÍLKOVÁ . CIMBALOMBorn in 1994 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, she won four times the first prize at the International Cimbalom Festival in Valašské Meziříčí, which opened her doors to solo concerts at the Hukvaldy International Music Festival in 2006 and 2014. She graduated with the Janáčkova Filharmonie Ostrava in 2015, playing the Concerto for Cimbalom and String Orchestra, authored by her master, Daniel Skála. She regularly collaborates on projects of other musicians. With Icelander clarinettist Auður Edda Erlendsdóttir, won the national chamber music competition of Iceland in 2016 and together performed the opening concert of the Icelandic Chamber Music Festival in 2017. She leads the traditional music group Pramínky and collaborates with famous ensembles, among them the Youkio Sawy Trio, from Japan. At the moment, Gabriela Jílková continues improving her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.

Concert V . Ferreira do Alentejo

April 28 [21H30]Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção

An Itinerary of Feelings: From Bach to Bolcom


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH [1685-1750]Schafe können sicher weiden, BWV 208(transcript by Egon Petri) DOMENICO SCARLATTI [1685-1757]Sonata in A Major, K. 322/L. 483Sonata in D Minor, K. 64/L. 58 FELIX MENDELSSOHN [1809-1847]Lieder ohne Worte in A-Flat Major,op. 38, n.º 6 (“Duet”)Lieder ohne Worte in E Major, op. 18, N.º 1 FRYDERYK CHOPIN [1810-1849]Polonaise en C# Minor, op. 26, n.º 1 SERGEI RACHMANINOFF [1873-1943]Vocalise (transcript by Earl Wild) JOHANNES BRAHMS [1833-1897]Rhapsodies, op. 79 ENRIQUE GRANADOS [1867-1916]Quejas, o La Maja y el Ruiseñor (Goyescas, op. 11) ROBERT SCHUMANN [1810-1856]FERENC LISZT [1811-1886]Widmung, S. 566 FERENC LISZTRhapsodie Hongroise n.º 11 in A Minor, S. 244 WILLIAM BOLCOM [1938-]Graceful Ghost Rag

PAULINE YANG . PIANOBegan her piano studies at the age of five; at seven, won her first international contest in Washington and at 11, debuted in a concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra and a solo recital at Carnegie Hall and was admitted to the Juilliard School in New York. She is part of the Perlman Music Program of Toby and Itzhak Perlman College in Florida and Israel. She has performed solo and with chamber music groups all over the world. She is a "Music Ambassador" of Music in Me, a non-governmental organization that collaborates with the United Nations to bring music to children in the Middle East and is a Volunteer Artist at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital and at the General Hospital of Massachusetts. She holds a master's degree in piano from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Concert VI . Beja

May 5 [21H30]Church, Covent of São Francisco (Pousada)

Singing on the Island of Freedom: Corsican Voices


JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI / ANDRÉ DOMINICITraditional (musical arr. by Maxime Merlandi) JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI/MAXIME MERLANDISì Vita sì JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI/MAXIME MERLANDITi Dicera VINCENTE GIUBEGA [1761-1800]Ad Amore (musical arrangement by Barbara Furtuna) ANTON BATTISTA PAOLI [1858-1931]Lamentu di u Castagnu (musical arr. by Barbara Furtuna) JEAN-BAPTISTE CLEMENT [1836-1903]FRANÇOIS-AUGUSTE RENARD [1806-1890]A Bella Stagione (musical arr. by Maxime Merlandi) JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI/MAXIME MERLANDIQuantu Volte JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI/MAXIME MERLANDIFiure JEAN-PHILIPPE GUISSANI/MAXIME MERLANDIMariaTraditionalMiseremini MeiTraditional (musical arrangement by Maxime Merlandi)SanctusTraditional (musical arrangement by Maxime Merlandi)SubveniteTraditional (musical arrangement by Maxime Merlandi)Ave Maris Stella

BARBARA FURTUNA . VOIX CORSESCreated 15 years ago in the heart of Nebbiu, Upper Corsica, this group has been traveling the planet. From the cliff-top villages of Corsica to the auditoriums of Paris, London, Berlin or New York, from the shores of the Mediterranean to distant Asia, alone or in collaboration with the baroque ensemble L'Arpeggiata, the Duo Belem or the tenor Placido Domingo, its four artists make the Corsican tongue shine cross the borders of the Island of Freedom. Its unique course is made possible by the demand, mixed with modesty, of Jean-Philippe Guissani, Maxime Merlandi, Jean-Pierre Marchetti and André Dominici. Without ever giving up a close fidelity to the island's traditions, its values and its history, they opened up an almost unique artistic path, refusing to fall into commonplaces and stereotyped repertoires.

Concert VII . elvas

May 19 [21H30]Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção (old Cathedral)

War and Peace: The Historical Trumpet in European Baroque Music


ANONYMOUS (FLOWERS OF MUSIC, 1706)Obra de Clarines, 8.º de Mano Derecha ANONYMOUS (FLOWERS OF MUSIC, 1709)MatassineOutro Género de CanariosEntrada de BretonsObra de PensieDúo de Dos Clarines n.º 14La Marcha de Gautier ANONYMOUS (HUERTO AMENO DE VARIAS FLORES DE MÚSICA, 1709)Chacona ANONYMOUS (MUSICAL FLOWERS, 1706) Llamadas de ClarínOtra Canción, se Ha de Tocar GraveCanción de Dos ClarinesCanción de Clarín con Eco a DiscreciónOtra Canción ANONYMOUS (MUSICAL FLOWERS, 1706)Obra de Cuarto Tono ANONYMOUS (MUSICAL FLOWERS, 1706)Batalla de Quinto Tono ANONYMOUS (HUERTO AMENO DE VARIAS FLORES DE MÚSICA, 1708)Baile del Gran Duque ANONYMOUS (MUSICAL FLOWERS, 1709)Bailo di DameMinué N.º 6El VillanoMinué N.º 7Minué al Violín n.º 26 (Rigaudon)

VICENTE ALCAIDE . NATURAL TRUMPETHe is a specialist in Instrumental Interpretation, in the area of Trumpet (2009-2010), and a master in Instrumental Interpretation, in the Chamber Music area (2010-2011), by the Universidad Internacional in Andalucía. From 2012 to 2015, he had his postgraduate studies at the Giovanni Battista Martini Conservatory in Bologna. In 2014, he founded, with Abraham Martínez, a natural trumpet and organ duo that later extended with the participation of Álvaro Garrido and was renamed Clarines de Batalla. He teaches trumpet and trumpet history at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Jaén and trumpet history at the Trumpetland School. ABRAHAM MARTÍNEZ . ORGANHe is a Senior lecturer in Choir Direction (2003), Sacred Music (2003), Solfeggio and Theory of Music (1999) at the Conservatory of Music in Sevilla. He was an Organ lecturer at the conservatories of Caceres and Sanlúcar la Mayor, in numerous monasteries and cloistered monasteries, and at the Major Metropolitan Seminary in Seville. As an organist, he carried out the restoration of historical instruments and wrote several works in a style that he called "mystical modal minimalism". He also collaborates in the recovery, transcription and interpretation of the musical heritage of private archives. ÁLVARO GARRIDO . PERCUSSIONA self-taught musician, collector of instruments and obstinate researcher of sounds, he has been dedicating himself to a repertoire that extends from ancient music to experimental music. Specialist in hand percussion, he studied at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston and attended training courses with Glen Velez, John Bergamo and Pedro Estevan. He has integrated reference groups and regularly collaborates with the Italian violagambist Paolo Pandolfo, the Israeli singer Yasmin Levy and the Spanish lute player José Miguel Moreno.

Concert VIII . Barrancos

June 2 [21H30]Cineteatro de Barrancos

All’Ongarese: From the Hungarian Steppes to the Baroque Halls


ANONYMOUS HUNGARIANS AND SLOVENES OF THE 17TH CENTURYChorea hungarica – ProportioTerÿ megh [már] bujdossasidbul(Notæ Hungariæ Variæ)Chorea polonica – Curant ANONYMOUS ITALIAN (?), [1634-1642]/[1652-1671]Canzôn a 5 ANONYMOUS HUNGARIANS AND WALLACHIANS, [1634-1642]/[1652-1671]Balletta I: VariatioChorea Tancz – BallettaChorea polonica – Curranta PÁL I, PRÍNCIPE ESTERHÁZY DE GALÁNTHA [1635-1713] & ANONYMOUSNil canitur iucundius – Iesu, chare – Exsult iam terraO quam dulcis es – O suavissime – Cur fles, IesuAve, rosa sine spina – O Maria, mater pia– Ave, dulcis Virgo ANONYMOUS HUNGARIANS AND AUSTRIANS, 1689Ungarischer Tantz – ProportioEin anderer Ungarischer Tantz – ProportioUngerischer Tantz, des Fürsten auß Siebenbürgen– Proportion darauff JOHANN JOSEPH FUX [1660-1741]Sinfonia à 3 (“Turcaria”), K331TurcariaPassacaglia: AndanteJanitscharaPosta Turcica JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU [1683-1764]L’Egyptienne MARIN MARAIS [1656-1728]Marche PersaneMarche Tartare – La Tartarine & Double JOSEPH HAYDN [1732-1809]Rondo all’Ongarese: Presto, Op. 82, n.º 2, Hob XV/25 GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN [1681-1767]Les Turcs, TWV55 B5Les Janissaires, TWV55 D7Hanaquoise, TWV55 D3Concert Polonais, TWV43 G7Dolce – AllegroConcerto para Flauta e Traverso, TWV52 e1Largo – Presto

LUDOVICE ENSEMBLEThis group was created in Lisbon in 2004 with the purpose of disseminating the repertoire of vocal and instrumental chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries, through historically informed interpretations and using ancient instruments. They often perform in the main auditoriums and festivals of Portugal and across borders and have recorded live on the Portuguese Broadcast Company RDP/ /Antena 2, the National Czech Radio (CRo) and the French Television Channel MEZZO. In 2013, their first CD was nominated to the prestigious awards ICMA, in the Baroque Vocal category. FERNANDO MIGUEL JALÔTOHARPSICHORD AND MUSICAL DIRECTIONHe completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in harpsichord at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, studying with J. Ogg. He also studied Baroque organ and clavichord. He received a "Master of Music" from the University of Aveiro. Founder of the Ludovice Ensemble, he is a member of the Casa da Música Baroque Orchestra in Oporto and collaborates with international specialized groups. He plays regularly with the Gulbenkian Orchestra. He has recorded for Brilliant Classics, Dynamic, Glossa Music, Parati and Anima & Corpo, as well as for several European radio and television stations. He was a professor at the National Conservatory of Lisbon, at the Oporto Conservatory of Music and at the University of Évora.

Concert IX . Sines

June 16 [21H30]Arts Centre

Dealing with Paradise: A Genealogy of Pianism in the 19th and 20th Centuries


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH [1685-1750]Chaconne da Partita n.º 2 for violin in D minor,BWV 1004 (transcript by Ferrucio Busoni) ROBERT SCHUMANN [1810-1856]Études Symphoniques, Op. 13(including five posthumous variations)Thème – AndanteÉtude I (Variation 1) – Un poco più vivoÉtude II (Variation 2) – AndanteÉtude III – VivaceÉtude IV (Variation 3) – Allegro marcatoÉtude V (Variation 4) – ScherzandoÉtude VI (Variation 5) – Agitato [Five posthumous variations]Étude VII (Variation 6) – Allegro moltoÉtude VIII (Variation 7) – Sempre marcatissimoÉtude IX – Presto possibileÉtude X (Variation 8) – Allegro con energiaÉtude XI (Variation 9) – Andante espressivoÉtude XII (Finale) – Allegro brillante FERENC LISZT [1811-1886]Sonata for piano in B minor, S.178

ARTUR PIZARRO . PIANOBorn in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1968, Artur Pizarro gave his first public performance at the age of three. His first steps at the piano were accompanied by his grandmother, the pianist Berta da Nobrega and by and her piano-duo partner, Campos Coelho. Between 1974 and 1990, he studied with Sequeira Costa, attended Aldo Ciccolini's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, in Paris, and received classes from Bruno Rigutto. He won three first prizes of the Vianna da Motta Competition (1987), the Greater Palm Beach Piano Competition (1989) and the Leeds International Piano Competition (1990). He regularly performs solo recitals, piano duets with Rinaldo Zhok and chamber music concerts. He was awarded the Bordalo Prize, the SPA Award, the Cultural Merit Medal of the City of Funchal and the Cultural Merit Medal of Portugal. In 2014, he received the Albéniz Award, in recognition of the Iberia Suite's publicity work. With an extensive discography and his recordings referred to in several catalogues, he often performs with the most prestigious orchestras. Teaches at the National Superior Orchestra Academy, in Lisbon.

Closing Concert Santiago do Cacém

June 30 [21H30]Parish Church of Santiago Maior

Vital Fragments: Kurtág and his Circumstance


GYÖRGY KURTÁG [1926-]Kafka Fragmente, op. 241a. Die Guten gehn im gleichen Schritt...1b. Wie ein Weg im Herbst1d. Ruhelos 1e. Berceuse I1f. Nimmermehr (Excommunicatio)1k. Sonntag, den 19. Juli 1910 (Berceuse II)1p. Keine Rückkehr1r. Träumend hing die Blume BELLA MÁTÉ [1985-]Insomnia (szóló klarinétra)[for clarinet solo] BÉLA BARTÓK [1881-1945]Öt dal (Ady Endre verseire), op. 16[Five songs (for poems by Endre Ady)]I. Három őszi könnycseppIII. Az ágyam hívogatV. Nem mehetek hozzád MIKLÓS CSEMICZKY [1954-]2. Szólószonáta hegedűre[2nd Sonata for violin solo]4.º andamento PÉTER EÖTVÖS [1944-]Dances of the Brush-footed Butterfly GYULA FEKETE [1962-]Csárdás

ANDREA BRASSÓI-JŐRÖS . SOPRANOShe began studying music in Transcarpathia and graduated in piano at the Visk School of Arts. Afterwards, studied voice and piano at the Debrecen Zoltán Kodály Conservatory and received her degree in vocal studies at the Faculty of Music at Debrecen University in 2014. Obtained her master's degree in lyrical singing at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. With an ever more comprehensive repertoire, she is a regular guest in contemporary music productions (notably Kurtág's works), being one of the most sought-after singers of her generation and having worked with artists of great renown. She has performed in important stages and is a regular guest in Transcarpathia and Transylvania. MÁTÉ SOÓS . VIOLINHe is one of the most promising representatives of the young generation of Hungarian violinists. After studying music in the city of Miskolc and having won several competitions, he was selected at the age of 13 for the Exceptional Talent program of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where he studied under the guidance of Eszter Perényi. He is taking a master degree at the Budapest Academy of Music, where he works with the violinist Ádám Banda. Parallel to the abilities he reveals as a soloist, his qualities as a chamber musician deserve to be highlighted - he integrates several formations, with emphasis on his own string quartet, in which he assumes the role of first violin. In addition to the classical repertoire, he has been profoundly dedicated to the different currents of contemporary music. PÉTER KISS . PIANOHe was born in 1986, in Salgótarján. He studied at Béla Bartók Secondary School of Musical Arts, graduated with distinction at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in 2010 and completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, in Frankfurt, under the guidance of Catherine Wickers. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Chamber Music at the Liszt Academy. Laureate in several competitions, got a Annie Fischer scholarship and was distinguished with the Junior Prima Prize. As a soloist and as a chamber musician, gave concerts in various parts of the world, having collaborated with musicians of great reputation. He also dedicates himself to contemporary music, having collaborated in several premieres and radio recordings. He often works with several Hungarian and international composers. He is a collaborator of the UMZE Orchestra, member of the Ludium Ensemble, directed by Gábor Csalog, and a founding member of the Trio Inception. PÉTER SZÜCS . CLARINETGraduated with distinction at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, he is often invited to international courses and festivals. Thanks to the Annie Fischer Scholarship for interpreters, he has presented, along with one of his permanent chamber music partners, Péter Kiss, several concerts, in Hungary and abroad. He collaborates regularly with the UMZE Chamber Orchestra and several national orchestras. In 2015-2016, he was elected a member of the Lucerne Young Performance Ensemble Festival. He improved his knowledge at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris under the guidance of Alain Billard. He is presently taking his Ph.D at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music.