Inês Andrade

Portuguese pianist Inês Andrade is an active and versatile performer as a soloist and chamber musician, having presented recitals in the United States, Europe, and Cape Verde. She has recently performed at Boston Portuguese Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, Boston Conservatory New Music Festival, Festival de Outono da Casa de Artes e Cultura do Tejo and in spaces such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Centro Cultural de Belém, Teatro Comunale Luigi Russolo, and New Haven’s Lyric Hall.

            She has been praised for her “excellent technique and elaborated touch” (Diário de Notícias), after her performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Lisbon Sinfonietta Orchestra. As a winner of the 2013 Steinhardt Piano Concerto Competition, she performed Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the NYU Symphony Orchestra at the Frederick Loewe Theatre (New York). She has also appeared as a soloist with the ArtQuest Orchestra, the ESML Symphony Orchestra, and the Lisbon National Conservatory Orchestra.

She has performed in masterclasses with John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, Jerome Rose, Vitaly Margulis, Boris Berman, Mikhail Voskresensky, Solomon Mikowsky, Jeffrey Swann, Galina Eguiazarova, Ferenc Radus, Marc Durand, Peter Donohoe, Alexander Kobrin, and James Giles. In addition, she also took part in many festivals including The International Piano Festival in Paris, Festival e Academia Dino Ciani, Gijon International Piano Festival, and Obidos International Piano Master-Classes.

Inês has been actively involved with promoting Portuguese music and is a passionate chamber musician. She frequently collaborates with violinist Tamila Kharambura, with whom she recently recorded “Quasi una Sonata” by Portuguese composer António Pinho Vargas, which was released by MPMP in June 2017. In 2012, she founded the Duo Pianissimo, alongside pianist Marta Menezes, to celebrate Portuguese music written for two pianos. She is also a member of the ensemble Virtuoso Soloists, which was founded in New York City, in 2014. Over the course of its two-year existence, Virtuoso Soloists has performed extensively across the United States and abroad. In light of the group’s acclaimed performances, the ensemble was offered a contract to record an album of Mario Pagotto’s music, which will be released by MEP Italia in 2017.

Inês Andrade holds a Bachelor of Music with honors from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal), under the guidance of Miguel Henriques, and a Master’s degree from New York University, where she studied with José Mendez and Marilyn Nonken. As a graduate student at NYU Steinhardt, she received a Steinhardt Talent Scholarship and served as Adjunct Instructor in Piano Studies.

 

Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Boston University, under the tutelage of Pavel Nersessian and David Kopp, Inês was recently distinguished by the Boston University Women’s Council and invited to join the National Music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda. Her dissertation project “Tradition and Innovation in the Piano Works of Portuguese Composer António Fragoso” is being supported by a Graduate Arts Research Grant from the BU Arts Initiative. She is a Teaching Assistant at BU College of Fine Arts and Artistic Director of the Bendada Music Festival. Inês Andrade is represented by AvA Musical Editions.

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