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about

musician, entrepreneur.

João Álvares Abreu was born in 2000, in Porto (Portugal), and began his musical studies at the age of twelve. He studied for six years in a music academy in his hometown, following his bachelor studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, with the Professors Nobuko Imai and Francien Schatborn, from which he graduated in June 2022.

João attended to masterclasses with pedagogues such as Tatjana Masurenko, Veronika Hagen, Máté Szücs, Miguel da Silva, Walter Küssner, Sophie Arbuckle, Pauline Sachse, among others, having received several recommendation letters.

During his studies, João won several prizes, such as an Honorary Award for Outstanding Musicianship at the Peter de Grote Festival (2016), a 3rd prize at the 5th Cidade de Vigo Iberian Competition (2016), a 1st prize ex-aequo at the Vasco Barbosa National Competition (2017) - having the opportunity to perform as a soloist with orchestra, in a live broadcast to the Portuguese national radio Antena 2 - and a 2nd prize ex-aequo at the International Summer Academy Verão Clássico (2019).

João Álvares Abreu is a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He made also part of several other orchestras, such as the Portuguese Youth Orchestra, where he was, from 2016 to 2021, a principal of the viola section; the Slovak Youth Orchestra (principal viola), the Spanish National Youth Orchestra (co-principal viola), and the Netherlands Youth Orchestra (co-principal viola), among others. Currently, in the professional panorama, João is a musician of the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra and of the ensemble Os Músicos do Tejo. In The Netherlands, he plays regularly with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leading of Karina Canellakis.

In Amsterdam, João founded the Mankes Piano Quartet (member of the Netherlands String Quartet Academy), together with musicians from Portugal, Finland and The United States of America, with whom he has been on tour through The Netherlands, Portugal and The USA, with appearances on Portuguese national radio and television.

João Álvares Abreu is the Artistic Director of CIMS - Cidnay International Masterclass Series - Festival & Academy, and a Founding Member/President of the board of FAMART, a cultural youth organization (Portugal), through which he has been developing his work as a programmer and curator.

From September 2022, João Álvares Abreu will start his Master's Degree at the Haute École de Musique de Genève, under the guidance of Professor Máté Szücs.

agenda

upcoming concerts 2022

  • January 19th - The Netherlands - NJO Nationaal Jeugdorkest
  • January 26th - The Netherlands - NJO Nationaal Jeugdorkest
  • January 28th - The Netherlands - NJO Nationaal Jeugdorkest
  • January 29th - The Netherlands - NJO Nationaal Jeugdorkest
  • February 6th - Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal - Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa
  • February 16th - BIMHUIS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - YPF European Piano Competition, chamber music semi-finals w/ candidates
  • February 19th - Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa, Oeiras, Portugal - String Quartet and Marimba w/ Pedro Carneiro
  • April 1st - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands - The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • April 2nd - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands - The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • April 23rd - Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • April 29th - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands - The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • May 1st - Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
  • June 29th - Reitoria da Universidade do Porto, Portugal - Mankes Piano Quartet - Cidnay International Masterclass Series
  • July 1st - Cistermúsica, Alcobaça, Portugal - Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa
  • July 4th-14th - New York & Philadelphia, USA - Mankes Piano Quartet
  • August 6th - Grafenegg, Austria - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 8th - Berlin, Germany - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 10th - Bolzano, Italy - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 12th - Bolzano, Italy - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 16th - Bolzano, Italy - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 18th - Grafenegg, Austria - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 21st - Luslawice, Poland - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 23rd - Warsaw, Poland - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • August 26th - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - European Union Youth Orchestra
  • September 2nd - Igreja dos Clérigos, Porto, Portugal - Cidnay International Masterclass Series
  • September 22nd - The Hague, The Netherlands - Portuguese Embassy
  • September 25th - Centro Cultural Olga Cadaval, Sintra, Portugal - Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa
  • October 8th - Bragança Classic Fest - Juventus Ensemble
  • December 6th - Museu do Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal (live broadcast to Antena 2) - Mankes Piano Quartet

FAMART Productions

CIMS - Cidnay International Masterclass Series

Festival & Academy

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