António Rosado

Pianist António Rosado began studying music when the was 3 years old, with his father, and graduated at the Lisbon National Conservatoire with the highest classifications. When he was 16 he went to study in Paris, where he had classes with Aldo Ciccolini, his tutor for several years, who said, about him: “António Rosado has something that cannot be taught or learned: the sense of the keyboard.” His virtuosity made him win international prizes such as the Alfredo Casella Competition and the Perosi International Academy’s G. Pella Prize. Those achievements helped establish a notorious career which throughout the years lead him to play many concerts and festivals all over the world, solo or with prestigious orchestras and conductors. He has been invited to play and record for TV and radio stations in many countries. His discography includes CDs dedicated to Enescu, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Mozart, Schumann and the Portuguese composers José Viana da Mota, Fernando Lopes-Graça, Luís de Freitas Branco and Armando José Fernandes. In 2008, António Rosado was decorated Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.

Available discography.

António Rosado plays Fernando Lopes-Graça's Piano Sonata No. 2, 2nd movement.


  1. My congratulations for this blog.

    Antonio is one of the most complete pianists I know with perfect (if perfection is possible) technical skills, virtuosity and strong passionate personality.

    But it is not fare in this biography to go from his father first lessons at the age of 3, directly to the teaching classes of Aldo Ciccolini in Paris.

    We should also remember here the excellent Portuguese teacher, Gilberta Paiva.

    She saw the enormous potential of António, invested all her efforts and dedication in her pupil, and made it possible the link between its father and Ciccoline at the early age of 16.

    I’m sure that António Rosado would agree with me if not further emphasize Gilberta Paiva’s influence in its life and career.

    João Costa Pereira

  2. Thank you for your comment, I hope more people feel free to contribute to the blog this way, since it helps improving it. You are absolutely right: António Rosado frequently stresses out the importance of Gilberta Paiva to his career.