João Vasco

Pianist João Vasco was born in the village of Sintra in 1976. Being a piano teacher both at Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa and Conservatório Metropolitano de Música de Lisboa, his daily life has been divided between teaching and the stages. He has performed in Spain (Badajoz, Valladolid), France (Lyon and Rouen) and Ireland (Cork). In Portugal, at Festivals such as Festival de Música de Guimarães, Festival de Almada, Festival Temps d’Image and stages such as CCB, Culturgest, D. Maria II National Theatre, Gulbenkian Foundation and several other concert halls spread along the country. The portuguese contemporary music receives a special attention from him, having played João Madureira, Vasco Mendonça or Jorge Salgueiro’s works in first audition. During 2009 João Vasco will present his first piano solo CD, “BeyondFado”, a compilation of twelve fados arranged for piano by Portuguese jazz and classical composers. João Vasco has a degree in Music by the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa and a Master's Degree in Musical Arts by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. (text by João Vasco)

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