Concert nº4 of the concert cycle Sons ao Twilight.
“METAMORPHOSES” Piano and saxophone come together for a journey of sounds. The use of different saxophones enhances this metamorphosis, whose fusion with the piano creates different sound environments.
“There is no ascension that doesn’t hurt. Every metamorphosis hurts. I don’t get into this song if I didn’t suffer from it first. Because it must not pass from the very fruit of my suffering.”Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Jean Baptiste Singelée (1812-1875) Concertino, op.78
alto saxophone and piano
Robert Shumann (1810-1856)
Adagio and Allegro, op 70
tenor saxophone and piano
Sergei Rachmaninov (1863-1945)
Vocalise, from the 14 Romances, op. 34 (1912)
Béla Bartók (1881 – 1945)
6 Romanian Popular Dances, Sz.56 (1915)/(transc. Carlos Ramalho)
(Joc cu bâtǎ / Brâul / Pê-loc / Buciumeana / Poargǎ româneascǎ /Mǎrunţel)
——- Short Break ——-
Dave Heath (1956 – )
Out of the Cool (1978)
Astor Piazolla (1921 – 1992)
Café 1930 (1986)
Pedro Iturralde (1929 – 2020)
(Lisbon / Alger / Casablanca / Return)
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JOANA VIEIRA SHUMOVA, PIANO
She began her musical studies at the “Maria Campina” Conservatory in the class of teacher Oxana Anikeeva. In 2005 she was admitted to ESML, where she studied with teacher Tânia Achot. Still under her guidance, she completed a degree at the Instituto Piaget de Almada (2008). Between 2008-2012 she studied at the Royal College of Music in London, under the guidance of Professor Ashley Wass, having obtained a Masters Degree in Performance with Distinction (2010), Artist Diploma (2011) and Masters with Distinction in Performance Science (2012 ). In 2017, she also completed her Master’s Degree in Teaching at ESML with distinction. Awarded in national and international competitions, she has performed solo in Portugal, UK, Russia, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Czech Republic. She has worked with renowned musicians such as Tamas Vasary, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman, Sequeira Costa, Galina Eguiazarova, Vitaly Margulis, Luiz de Moura Castro and Niklas Siveløv. She also maintains the Caminus Duo with cellist Mikhail Shumov, having performed in the UK, Russia, Portugal, Spain and Italy. In the pedagogical area, she translated two piano manuals for children aged 3-7, by the author Irina Gorin, into Portuguese. She also works as a teacher (at the Francisco Rosado Music Conservatory in Loulé and at the Regional Conservatory of the Algarve Maria Campina) and co-repetitor pianist, having collaborated with several choirs, namely with the Gulbenkian Choir, and worked with conductors such as Paulo Lourenço, Michel Corboz, Gonçalo Lourenço, João Branco, Cara Tasher, Sérgio Fontão and Stephen Coker.
CARLOS RAMALHO | SAXOPHONE
He performed musical studies at the Porto Conservatory of Music (Saxophone class by Prof. Francisco Ferreira) and at the University of Évora (Saxophone class by Prof. José Massarrão), having been awarded a merit scholarship by this institution. She has worked with renowned saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Stéphane Laporte, Arno Bornkamp, Rob Hauser, Bart Kok, Vincent David, among others. He attended courses in orchestral conducting with Rafael Pascual-Villaplana, Douglas Bostock, Mitchell Fennell and Roberto Pérez. He participated in recordings and concerts broadcast live by Antena 2, performing works by Luciano Berio, Ryo Noda and Richard Rodney-Bennett. He was a member of the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra and the Templars National Wind Orchestra. He performed at Casa da Música as a soloist in the Quadruple Concerto for saxophone quartet and orchestra by Henk Badings, with the Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa conducted by conductor Jan Cober, and at Teatro da Ópera da Corunha, with the Banda Municipal de Coruña conducted by the conductor Marcel van Bree. She was a soloist in the premiere of Jorge Salgueiro’s ConCeRt for qUartEt de Saxophones, in concerts at Casa da Música and at the Palmela International Saxophone Festival. He was a co-founder of the Porto Saxophone Quartet (1999-2009), the Portuguese Symphonic Band (2004-2007), the Ensemble Contemporaneus (2005-2016), and conductor of the Orquestra de Sopros do Algarve (2009-2012), having participated in several world premieres of works by Portuguese composers. On the pedagogical side, he supervised the Xornadas de Perfectização Musical in Sober – Spain, the I and II saxophone workshops in Loulé, and saxophone masterclasses in Lagos, Famalicão, Portimão and Ponta Delgada. He is currently a professor of saxophone at the Loulé Music Conservatory – Francisco Rosado.