National Meeting EPTA Portugal

The National Meeting EPTA Portugal brings together researchers, pianists and piano teachers, in a space for reflection on the challenges they face today in their profession. The program involves a series of lectures by visiting professors and researchers, incorporating central issues and problematics of piano pedagogy. 

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  • Partners of EPTA Portugal | registration without Training Action – Free (mandatory registration)
  • Partners of EPTA Portugal | registration with Training Action – 20 €
  • Not a member of EPTA Portugal | registration with Training Action – 40 €
  • Not a member of EPTA Portugal | registration without training action - 20 €
  • Student Non-Partner EPTA Portugal | registration without training - 10 €
Number of registrations for the training action- 90  (registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis). Submission deadline - December 2, 2021


December 7th, Tuesday  (ZOOM Virtual Room)

• – Reception/Clarification Session for trainees enrolled in the Training Action.

• 9:30.23:30 – Young pianists abroad: Inês Costa.


December 8th, Wednesday (Virtual ZOOM Room)

10:00 - 13:00 - Morning Session

Specialized music education in Portugal: challenges and perspectives [João Soeiro de Carvalho; Rui Vieira Nery; moderator- Luís Pipa].

  • Paradoxes and parallels: specialized artistic courses and music education in Portugal [João Soeiro de Carvalho]

  • Music in General Formation a and Vocational Musical Formation: A Recurring Historical Misconception [Rui Vieira Nery]

  • Discussion – Afternoon Session

  • 14:00-14:45 – Evoking local extra-musical elements in the piano class: contemporary Portuguese repertoire in context [Isabel Romero]

  • 14:45- 15:45 – Piano in Madeira in the century. XIX [Robert Andres]

  • 15h45- 16h45- Lidar com as lesões mais frequentes nos pianistas [José Alexandre Reis]

  • 16:45 pm- 17:15 pm – break

  • 17:15 pm – 18:30 pm – A Fantasia Chromatica e Fuga, an always current and unavoidable challenge for the piano interpreter [Miguel Henriques]


December 10th, Friday (ZOOM Virtual Room)

  • 21:00 – 22:00 – Emergence and consolidation of Russian pedagogy for the piano in the century. XX [Rosa Gondar]

  • 22:00-23:00- The art of studying well: Principles and strategies in piano teaching by Vitalij Margulis [Luísa Tender]


 December 11th, Saturday  (Virtual ZOOM room)

10:00 - 13:00 - Morning Session

  • 10:00-10:45 - If they knew how much beauty they lose” – Clara Schumann's… Tradition? [Laura Granero]

  • 10:45-11:30 - Variety in Granados Transcriptions of Scarlatti Sonatas [Laia Martin]

  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm - break

  • 12:00-13:00 – The creative process of the Sombras piano Suite and the painting by Álvaro Rocha [Luís Pipa] – Afternoon Session

  • 14:00-15:00- Design and adaptation of teaching materials for teaching instrumental music: principles and instruments [Vera Fonte]

  • 15:00-16:00- The Wonders of Music: Piano Duet for Pupil & Teacher; Fabulous Fables on Music to Make Theory Fun [Yuval Admony]

  • 16h00-16h30- break

  • 16:30 pm- 17:30 pm – Playing the Lyricist: A Linguistic Approach to Some of the Piano Student's Challenges [Justin Krawitz]

  • 17:30pm-18:30pm- Albums for the Youth: Heitor Villa-Lobos's Practical Guide  [Verena Abufaiad]

 December 12th, Sunday  (Virtual ZOOM room)


  • 9:00-10:00- La Suite Iberia: a complete edition [Albert Nieto]; 

  • 10:00-11:00 - Key to Success part II - an in depth look at Bach 2 and 3-part inventions [Nadia Lasserson]

  • 11h00-11h30- break

  • 11:30 am – 13:00 pm – Pedro Blanco – An Iberian composer [Paulo Oliveira]

  • 13:00-14:00- Closing and final reflection of the training action.

Note: Accredited training action (25h-1 credit) for recruitment groups 250,610 and M1 to M32 of Specialized Music Education.

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