Young Musicians Festival

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The Prémio Jovens Músicos (Young Musicians Award) has been in existence for more than 30 years and remains firm in its aim to identify and promote new musical talent in Portugal. Over the years, talented young people have been awarded prizes in the various disciplines for the competition, later becoming outstanding soloists and/or orchestral players in Portugal and abroad.

In line with the long standing collaboration in this respect between the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and RTP – Antena 2, the event organisers, Gulbenkian Music is once again hosting the Young Musicians’ Festival, an event that presents the award-winning artists. The Festival programme, which runs for three days, includes two performances by the Gulbenkian Orchestra, in one of which the “Young Musician of the Year” will be chosen. They will be complemented by other concerts and panels, which will feature various groups and artists, including award-winning musicians from previous editions.




Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa Wind Orchestra
Alberto Roque Conductor

Toru Takemitsu
Signals from Heaven – Day Signal    

Olivier Messiaen 
Oiseaux Exotiques             

Fábio Cachão
Díptico para um Oceano                  

Toru Takemitsu
Signals from Heaven – Night Signal 

Pedro Lima
Sopro do Côncavo

Joseph Schwantner



Young Musicians Festival Grand Final

Gulbenkian Orchestra
Nuno Coelho Conductor
José Miguel Canada Tuba
Luís Duarte Moreira French horn
Mª Cecília G. Rodrigues Soprano
João Robim Rocha Guitar
Pedro David Figueiredo Double bass
André Gaio Pereira Violin

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in F minor

Richard Strauss
French Gorn Concerto No. 2, in E-flat (2nd and 3rd movements)

Georg Friedrich Händel
Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar

Igor Stravinsky
The Rake’s Progress: I go to him

Manuel Ponce
Concierto del Sur for Guitar and Orchestra (1st movement)

Serge Koussevitzky
Concerto Double bass and Orchestra, in F-sharp minor, op. 3 (2nd and 3rd movements)

Dmitri Chostakovich
Violin Concerto No. 1, in A minor, op. 77 (3rd and 4th movements)

Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes, op. 33a: Four Sea Interludes


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