1st of September, Thursday

10h30– Registration

13h30 – Introductory session – Training for Portuguese Teachers (only for Portuguese participants registered in the training course) – Foyer

Opening session (Teatro Jordão – Main room)

14h00 – 14h30 – Opening Ceremony

14h30 – 15h30 – Keynote speaker- Piano Bits and Pieces- Design aspects of the modern piano and their musical incidence, José Antunes (Portugal)

15h30 – 16h00Coffee break

Plenary Session (Teatro Jordão – Main room)

16h00 – 16h25Nature as musical inspiration and renewal, Alberto Urroz (Spain)

16h25 – 16h50– “Cat’s Music” from Cervantes and Scarlatti up to present time, Jean-Jacques Dünki (Switzerland)

16h50 – 17h25Hexachordum Apollinis – Pachelbel’s Art of Variation, Tomas Dratva (Switzerland)

17h25 – 18h00– Book presentation- Fingering, Luís Pipa (Portugal)

Cocktail and Opening Concert (Museu Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães)

19h00– Cocktail and Opening concert- Mário Laginha (Piano) and Camané (Fado singer).

2nd of September, Friday

Morning session

Parallel session I (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

9h25 – 10h05Mozart-Grieg Sonatas- part I, Anne Bråten, Otto Graf, Øyvind Aase, Siv Klippen (Norway)

10h05 – 10h40Argentine Piano Gems:  The Keyboard Works of Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000), Luis Sanchez (USA)

10h40 – 11h10A spiritual journey: Four solo piano works by Malcolm Dedman (b. 1948) inspired by Bahá’í references, Nancy Harper (USA)

Parallel session I (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

9h30 – 9h50Interleaving and Piano Practice, Janet Palmberg (USA)

9h50 – 10h25 Piano music for the left hand – a journey into the unknown, Piotr Różański (Poland)

10h25 – 11h00Davorin Dolinšek: Fairies, op. 13 and Fantasy pieces, op. 17: Presentation of two music cycles for intermediate piano students, Davorin Dolinšek (Slovenia) 

11h10 – 11h50Coffee break 

Parallel Session II (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

11h50 – 12h25Listen by yourself!, Heribert Koch (Germany)

12h25 – 13h05Mozart-Grieg Sonatas – part II, Desirée Paulsen Bakke and Monica Tomescu-Rohde (Norway)

Parallel Session II (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

11h50 – 12h10SHARE SCREEN?! Did the pandemic actually give us an opportunity to broaden our teaching horizons, Ana Maria Beguš (Slovenia) 

12h10 – 12h40The importance of creating a culture of cooperative relations, Lea Šantek and Svetlana Relic (Croatia)

12h40 – 13h10Brazilian music for piano and the Modern Art Week of 1922, Fernanda Canaud (Portugal)

13h15 – 14h10- Lunch* – (Teatro Jordão – Hall)

Afternoon Session

Parallel Session III (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

14h15 – 14h50Sir Lennox Berkeley: Selection of piano solos, duet and two piano works, Susan Bettaney and Nadia Lasserson (UK)

14h50 – 15h25– Reimagining The Piano Recital: Creative Ideas To Engage Your Audience,
Igor Lipinski (USA/Poland)

15h25 – 15h55Body intelligence in piano playing and teaching, Till Alexander Körber (Austria).

Parallel Session III (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

14h15 – 14h50Rediscovering the unsung keyboard voice of Emilie Mayer, as a drive toward equity and inclusion in piano repertoire, Agnieszka Zick (USA/Poland)

14h50 – 15h15Female composers of Baroque: New repertoire discoveries and proposals, Svetlana Kotova (Chile)

15h15 – 15h40– Inspired by Women: Teaching and Performing Piano Four-Hands Literature by Women from Around the Globe, Shannon Wettstein-Sadler (USA) 

15h40 – 16h00Piano teachers’ perspectives on educational and professional aspects of instrumental graded exams in the United Kingdom, Katerina Marinelli and Zack Moir (UK)

16h00 – 16h30Coffee break

Plenary Session (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

16h35 – 17h05Newly released Book by Y. Admony “The Wonders Of Music / Piano Duets For Pupil & Teacher Fabulous Fables on Music / To Make Theory Fun, Yuval Admony (Israel)

17h05 – 17h35Motivation, contentment and joy: Tools to integrate children into musical communities, Katarina Nummi-Kuisma and Kristiina Junttu (Finland) 

17h35 – 18h10Yamaha: The Piano Today and the concerts’ sponsorship program by Yamaha (Spain/Portugal)

18h10 – 18h25MTNA Greetings and Reflections on the Future of Piano Teaching, Gary Ingle (USA)

18h25 – 19h00Schubert, composer unique in his poetic vein as a liederist, Marcella Crudeli (Italy)


21h30– Piano and Orchestra Concert, António Rosado (piano) and Orquestra de Guimarães (conductor: Vitor Matos), Centro Cultural Vila Flor. 

3rd of September, Saturday

Morning Session

Parallel Session IV (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

10h00 – 10h30Tone diving: A way to connect with your music, Robijn Tilanus (Netherlands) 

10h30 – 11h00– Piano and chamber music works by Luís Pipa, Luís Pipa (EPTA Portugal)

Parallel Session IV (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

10h00 – 10h35Musas: Piano Works by Latin American Women Composers, Gabriela Calderón Cornejo (USA)

10h35 – 11h00- Finding Beauty and Pedagogic Purpose in Alexander Peskanov’s Youth Piano Concerti, Ida Trebicka and Elena Nezhdanova (USA).

11h00 – 11h35- Coffee break

Parallel Session V (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

11h35 – 12h20Workshop: Renewing Scales: How to use improvisation to deepen understanding, Nicola Cantan (Ireland)

Parallel Session V (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

11h35 – 12h10Gems of Chinese Piano Literature in Xinjiang Music Style for Intermediate and Advanced Students, Gulimina Mahamuti (USA)

12h10 – 12h35 Mistralitas and Violetas: Women, poetry in music, Karina Glasinovic (Chile)

12h45 – 14h15– AGM meeting + Board of Trustees Meeting

12h40 -14h15 – Lunch* – (Teatro Jordão – Hall)

Afternoon Session

Parallel Session VI (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

14h20 – 14h45A Musical Orchard: Contemporary Pedagogical Piano Miniatures by Tyler Kline, Ann DuHamel (USA)

14h45 – 15h15The ‘Art of Listening’: Post-Pandemic reflections of a Piano Teacher, Mary Lennon (Ireland)

Parallel Session VI (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

14h20 – 14h55Sino-Western interculturality in Áureo Castro’s piano works: A research on performative approaches, Ana Filipa Neves Ferreira (Portugal)

14h55 – 15h15Teaching piano in 2022: moving forward, embracing change, Siobhan Kilkelly (IRELAND)

15h15 – 15h45 – Coffee break

Parallel Session VII (Teatro Jordão – Main Room) 

15h45 – 16h20From Domenico Cimarosa to John Cage, Carlotta Masci (Italy)

16H20 – 16H55 Performance Anxiety: Are we alone?  Daniel Lin (USA)

16h55 – 17h20Theodora Cormontan-100 years of silence, Monica Tomescu-Rohde (Norway)

17h20 – 17h55Crowded at the piano: Three pieces for multiple piano players and one piano, Marie Strandli Pedersen, Anne Bråten, Otto Graf, Elena Shalneva, Desirée Paulsen Bakke, Monica Tomescu-Rohde (Norway)

Parallel Session VII (Teatro Jordão – Foyer)

15h45 – 16h05Piano para Pequerruchos: A Portuguese Piano Method for Beginners, Maria João Lopes Portugal (Portugal)

16h05 – 16h40João Victor Costa and His Piano Music, Robert Andres (Portugal)

16h40 – 17h10The Suzuki Piano Approach in the 21st Century: Are Dr. Suzuki’s ideas and educational concepts still relevant today?, Stephen Power (UK)

17h10 – 17h45Reflections on piano music and gender during the pandemic, Ester Vela (Spain)

18h40– Transport for Quinta da Penha

Congress Dinner and Concert

19h00- Congress Dinner and Concert by Júlio Pereira Quartet, Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães.

4th of September, Sunday

Plenary Session (Teatro Jordão – Main Room)

10h00 – 10h35At the piano with Grieg, Saint-Saëns and Busoni – Digitised piano roll recordings as a bridge between performance research and piano pedagogy, Sebastian Bausch and Manuel Bärtsch (Bern University of the Arts)

10h35 – 11h10Between the lines of Alexander Scriabin”: The Performance Practice of Scriabin’s Music through the Study and Re-Enactment of his Piano Rolls, Laura Granero (Spain; Vienna University of the Music and Performing Arts)

11h10 – 11h40Coffee break

11h40 – 11h50Pianist’s health problems and its impact in pianist’s performance: Challenges after the pandemic, Ana Zão (Portugal)

11h50 – 12h25The Rite of Spring, Kari Dajani and Thomas Knudsen (Norway)

12h25 – 13h00 – Closing Ceremony

* Lunch is included in the registration price.