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Established in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for the whole of humanity, the Foundation’s original purpose focuses on fostering knowledge and raising the quality of life of persons throughout the fields of the artscharityscience and education. Its premises in Lisbon comprise a museum with two collections, an auditorium, a congress area, and an art library. Through its Music Department (Gulbenkian Música), created with the mission to enrich the country’s artistic life and preserve Portugal’s musical heritage, the Foundation manages two resident artistic groups – Coro Gulbenkian and Orquestra Gulbenkian – and annually promotes a music season with the finest performers in terms of creation and musical interpretation, both national and internationally.

Established in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for the whole of humanity, the Foundation’s original purpose focuses on fostering knowledge and raising the quality of life of persons throughout the fields of the artscharityscience and education. Its premises in Lisbon comprise a museum with two collections, an auditorium, a congress area, and an art library. Through its Music Department (Gulbenkian Música), created with the mission to enrich the country’s artistic life and preserve Portugal’s musical heritage, the Foundation manages two resident artistic groups – Coro Gulbenkian and Orquestra Gulbenkian – and annually promotes a music season with the finest performers in terms of creation and musical interpretation, both national and internationally.

28th January 2018

As part of a weekend festival featuring six of today’s most original string quartets, the Arod Quartet take to the stage with a programme of music by Mozart, Webern and Mendelssohn and the Portuguese première of Benjamin Attahir’s String Quartet. Established in 2013, prize winners of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and BBC New Generation Artist for 2017-2019, members of the quartet will also take part in a public discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s chamber music artists.

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Marco Borggreve
28th January 2018

As part of a weekend festival featuring six of today’s most original string quartets, the Arod Quartet take to the stage with a programme of music by Mozart, Webern and Mendelssohn and the Portuguese première of Benjamin Attahir’s String Quartet. Established in 2013, prize winners of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and BBC New Generation Artist for 2017-2019, members of the quartet will also take part in a public discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s chamber music artists.

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11th February 2018

Challenging the way we listen to the voice, singer Nora Fischer is renowned for her adventurous performance practice and innovative approach to live performance. A graduate of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Fischer signed with Deutsche Grammophon to release her first album in February 2018. In this recital with Mike Fentroos (lute) and Daniel Kool (Piano), Nora Fischer will performs music from Monteverdi to Bartók and will offer vocal masterclasses to local young artists.

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Sarah Wijzenbeek Photography
11th February 2018

Challenging the way we listen to the voice, singer Nora Fischer is renowned for her adventurous performance practice and innovative approach to live performance. A graduate of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, Fischer signed with Deutsche Grammophon to release her first album in February 2018. In this recital with Mike Fentroos (lute) and Daniel Kool (Piano), Nora Fischer will performs music from Monteverdi to Bartók and will offer vocal masterclasses to local young artists.

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11th February 2018

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian takes to the stage for an unaccompanied recital of some of the most demanding music written for violin from composers including Bach, Ysaÿe, Bartók and new music from violinist and composer Christoph Ehrenfellner. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Tjeknavorian embarks on a recital tour, introducing him to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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Uwe Arens
11th February 2018

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian takes to the stage for an unaccompanied recital of some of the most demanding music written for violin from composers including Bach, Ysaÿe, Bartók and new music from violinist and composer Christoph Ehrenfellner. As part of ECHO Rising Stars Tjeknavorian embarks on a recital tour, introducing him to a range of venues and performing opportunities across Europe together with mentoring to increase professional development skills and engagement with audiences.

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10th February 2019

Peter Moore, co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra, ECHO Rising Star and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music London performs a recital at the Gulbenkian Foundation as part of an open house event designed to welcome young and new audiences to classical music. As part of the event Moore will also lead a trombone masterclass for young musicians.

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Kaupo Kikkas
10th February 2019

Peter Moore, co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra, ECHO Rising Star and visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music London performs a recital at the Gulbenkian Foundation as part of an open house event designed to welcome young and new audiences to classical music. As part of the event Moore will also lead a trombone masterclass for young musicians.

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10th February 2019

The Amatis Piano Trio, founded in 2014 and alumni of many prestigious festivals including Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival and Janine Jansen’s Utrecht Chamber Music Festival perform a recital including music by Schubert and a new commission from Andrea Tarrodi. The trio will also lead a masterclass for local young musicians together with involvement in an open house event designed to welcome young and new audiences to classical music.

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10th February 2019

The Amatis Piano Trio, founded in 2014 and alumni of many prestigious festivals including Aurora Chamber Music Festival, Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival and Janine Jansen’s Utrecht Chamber Music Festival perform a recital including music by Schubert and a new commission from Andrea Tarrodi. The trio will also lead a masterclass for local young musicians together with involvement in an open house event designed to welcome young and new audiences to classical music.

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23rd April 2019

Critically acclaimed pianist Lucas Debargue makes his debut at the Gulbenkian Foundation with a recital of music by Chopin and Szymanowski. Hailed by the Huffington Post with the words “There hasn’t been a foreign pianist who has caused such a stir since Glenn Gould’s arrival in Moscow in the midst of the Cold War, or Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition.” Debargue will also lead a masterclass with local music students to forge links with local audiences.

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23rd April 2019

Critically acclaimed pianist Lucas Debargue makes his debut at the Gulbenkian Foundation with a recital of music by Chopin and Szymanowski. Hailed by the Huffington Post with the words “There hasn’t been a foreign pianist who has caused such a stir since Glenn Gould’s arrival in Moscow in the midst of the Cold War, or Van Cliburn’s victory at the Tchaikovsky Competition.” Debargue will also lead a masterclass with local music students to forge links with local audiences.

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