Join us for Weekly Wednesday No.3 with pianist Nuno Marques.
He will be playing a delightful selection of deeply poetic piano music, filled with musical imagery, featuring works by Schubert, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Granados. Rachmaninoff once confessed that there was a program to each of his compositions - but did not wish to reveal them. He hoped that the listener would find their own inspiration in the music that he wrote for them.
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Duration: 65 min (No Intermission). Doors@7:30 pm.
SCHUBERT: Sonata in A minor, D.537
Allegro ma non troppo
Allegretto quasi andantino
DEBUSSY: Images, Book II
Cloches à travers les feuilles
Et la lune descend sur le temps qui fut
RACHMANINOFF: Moments Musicaux, Op.16
Andantino in B-flat minor
Andante cantabile in B minor
Adagio Sostenuto in D flat major
GRANADOS: Valses Poéticos
Award-winning Portuguese pianist Nuno da Silva Marques is currently based in New York City where he is pursuing his doctoral degree at Rutgers University with Prof. Min Kwon. He is one of the most sought-after Portuguese pianists of his generation. His previous studies include an Advanced Diploma in piano at NYU- Steinhardt School with Prof. José Ramón Méndez where he was awarded the prestigious Reinhold Scholarship which supported his studies and granted him the opportunity to make his New York concert debut.
Mr. Marques graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied with Artur Pizarro and Caroline Palmer. He has also completed his Master’s Degree in Advanced Piano Performance at the Royal College of Music in London, with Niel Immelman and a second Master’s degree in Instrumental Pedagogy, at the Aveiro University, Portugal. His studies have been sponsored by the European Union (Dfes), NYU- Reinhold Foundation, Fundação Gulbenkian and the AAMSL.
Nuno Marques had the opportunity to work with important pianists such as Irina Zaritzkaya, Vitaly Margoulis, Alexander Kobrin, Dominique Weber, or Lazar Berman; and chamber music with, Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts Piano Trio), Takaks Quartet, Florestan Piano Trio, Gary Hoffman and Ilia Grubert. He was also awarded prizes in piano competitions in London and Portugal. As a soloist Mr. Marques performed with the Artave Orchestra and the Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), and recorded for Antena2 Radio Portugal and Centro Atlântico. He is committed to chamber music and is a founding member of the Vianna da Motta Piano Trio with whom he recorded a CD for Centro Atlantico. The Vianna da Motta Piano Trio were prizewinners at the Prémio Jovens Músicos competition (Portugal) and were also invited to play for the President and the Prime Minister of Portugal.
Mr. Marques took part in numerous chamber formations touring extensively throughout Europe. With a wide interest in contemporary music, he has performed with leading contemporary music ensembles, also having commissioned and premiered many works for solo piano and ensemble. His most recent concerts took him to countries such as Portugal, Spain, France, England, Germany, Serbia and Switzerland where he performed at renowned music halls and festivals. In 2015 Mr. Marques embarked on an eight concert tour in China and had his debut at Carnegie Hall, New York. He was also invited to take part in the World Piano Congress in Serbia, where he played a recital and gave a masterclass. He will return to Asia- Myanmar- in January for performances with orchestra, solo recitals and masterclasses; as well as concerts throughout the US and Europe.
Nuno Marques is the founder and artistic director of Porto Pianofest, a new international piano festival in Porto, Portugal.