1. João Pedro Oliveira HOKMAH 2. Carlos Azevedo TEMPO DE OUTONO 3. Pedro Amaral ETUDE I - SUR LA PERMANENCE DU GESTE 4. Fernando Lapa DAS MARGENS DA LUZ 5. Miguel Azguime LE BLEU PROFOND 6. Miguel Azguime SON A TA DEMEURE 09:00 14:48 07:41 14:08 08:16 13:53
Total Time: 67:46 We feel that musical creation is imperative! New Music? Yes of course! Why? Why not?! We need it as much as it needs us. So it really had to be! Only Portuguese music? Of course! To us it is quite clear. There are more than enough reasons and they are all obvious. Strange Music? Maybe… But is not what is truly new always strange? Each of these pieces has something special - well worth playing and being heard. Furthermore, for all of the above and much more we cannot explain, this recording is worthwhile and makes all the sense in the world. It really had to be! Nuno Pinto (translation: Vanessa Pires)
NUNO PINTO, clarinet Featured Artist of the brands Buffet Crampon and Rico, Nuno Pinto is described by the press as a "genius clarinetist" (Daniel Bailoni), "brilliant" (Nicholas Cox) and "at the level of the great international virtuosos of the instrument" (Bernard Mariano). He studied clarinet with Saul Silva, António Saiote, Arrignon Michel and Alain Damiens in Portugal and France and has dedicated a large part of his work to chamber music and contemporary music, being a founding member of chamber groups “Camerata Senza Misura”, “Trivm de Palhetas e Clarinetes” and “Ad Libitum”, also having played with some of the best musicians of today. He is also member of “OrchestrUtopica”, the “Grupo Música Nova” and “Sond'Ar-te Electric Ensemble”, in addition to playing in a duo with pianist Elsa Silva. As soloist and part of chamber ensembles, Nuno Pinto attended the premieres of more than 120 works by 60 composers and is dedicatee of several works. Played as soloist with several orchestras and has participated in International Music Festivals in Europe, America and Asia. His discography includes recordings in areas as diverse as contemporary music, chamber ensemble, jazz and world music. He is Professor of Clarinet and Chamber Music at the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espetáculo of Porto. ELSA SILVA piano Elsa Silva began her musical studies at the Academia de Música de Vilar do Paraíso. She studied at the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo of Porto, in the class of Pedro Burmester. Concluded in 2000 a Master degree at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford (USA), where she studied under the guidance of Luiz de Moura Castro. She participated in several international masterclasses directed by teachers as Helena Sá e Costa, Dmitri Paperno, Vitalij Margulis, Boris Berezowsky, Tânia Achot, Nina Svetlanova and Peter Eicher. Elsa Silva is laureate of the following national competitions: Prize Helena Costa, Estoril Performing Competition, Young Musicians Prize and Covilhã Piano Competition. Was awarded the "Concerto Awards" – 1988 International Music Academy Piano Program – Kromeriz (República Checa), was finalist at the Emerson Quartet Competition and won the 2nd prize at the Young Artist Piano Competition, Connecticut (USA). She played as soloist with the Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música, Orquestra do Norte, Orquestra do Algarve, Orquestra Sinfónica da Póvoa de Varzim, Remix – Orquestra de jovens and Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, under conductor such as Meir Minsky, Ferreira Lobo, Osvaldo Ferreira, Nicholas Kok, Cesário Costa, Luís Carvalho and Jean-Marc Burfin. Appeares regurlarly in solo recitals, chamber music concerts in Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Brasil. Her discography includes several works, mainly in contemporary music. She is member of "OrchestrUtopica" and "Sond’arte Electric Ensemble". Tem dedicado particular atenção à música contemporânea, participando em inúmeras estreias de compositores portugueses e estrangeiros.
Producer Tiago Manuel da Hora Engineer Jorge Simões da Hora Digital Edition Tiago Manuel da Hora (1-4), Miguel Azguime (5-6) Mastering Jorge Simões da Hora Executive Producer Vanessa Pires Design ARTWAY S Recorded at FEUP Auditorium - 6th and 7th October 2015 ℗ & © 2016 ARTWAY - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - 2016 - SPA