Alberto Portugheis 2020 International Piano Masterclass: Summer Masterclasses at The Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation

3–8 August 2020

The Steps, RYE, East Sussex

Intensive daily lessons on piano solo & duo repertoire as well as chamber music with piano. Masterclasses for advanced students, young professional pianists, piano teachers and observers. The course fee covers daily lessons, full board accommodation and participation in a concert on Sunday 9th August, at Winchelsea Church.

For more information and to register, please visit: the Thomas Harris International Piano Foundation website.

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Students' Concert

26–30 October 2020, 10am–4pm

Steinway Hall, 44 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2DB

Intensive daily lessons on piano solo & duo repertoire as well as chamber music with piano. Masterclasses for advanced students, young professional pianists, piano teachers and observers. The course fee covers daily lessons, full board accommodation and participation in a concert on Sunday 9th August, at Winchelsea Church.

4 Days £105 1 Day £60
20% discount for European Piano Teachers' Association members

To apply, please email alberto_portugheis*yahoo.co.uk (replace asterisk with @ symbol) or send your application to EPTA West London, 14a Lakeside Road, London W14 0DU. Please submit a short CV, work/s you would like to present and a cheque made payable to EPTA West London.

Alberto Portugheis
Biography

Pianist and pedagogue Alberto Portugheis was born in La Plata, Argentina, to parents of Russian and Rumanian descent. His international career began after winning First Prize at the Geneva Concours de Virtuosité. He performs in recitals, chamber music concerts and as soloist with major orchestras, including: Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Parisand Israel Sinfoniettas, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Sinfonica Nacional of Argentina, Filarmonica of Buenos Aires. His annual Steinway Masterclasses are now legendary.

Alberto Portugheis's repertoire includes music from the baroque to contemporary, with several composers writing specially for him. His acclaimed recordings include: 4 Chopin Ballades, Alfred Nieman 2nd Sonata, Ginastera complete piano music and chamber music with piano, Khachaturian Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, Khachaturian solo works, Rachmaninov and Shostakovitch cello and piano Sonatas with the cellist Gwyneth George, a CD dedicated to the piano music of Rossini. 2013 saw the release of a double CD with The Complete Piano Works by Spanish composer Elena Romero, followed this year by a CD of music by Bach and Dinu Lipatti, partnered by Italian pianist Stefano Greco and the Youth Orchestra of León, Spain, conducted by Georgina Sánchez.

Alberto Portugheis is a founder member and former vice-chairman of the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe, vice-chairman of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, former vice-president of the European Piano Teachers' Association and founder of the Asociacion Latino-Americana de Pianistas Pedagogos.

Like his colleague and compatriot Daniel Barenboim, Alberto Portugheis dedicates much time and energy to campaign for lasting World Peace though the organisation he presides, Humanity United for Universal Demilitarisation (HUFUD | Honorary President: Martha Argerich). Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for his Peace work and proposals, Portugheis published The Game of War and A Path to Peace the following year. His second book $$$$$$s In Their Hearts was released in 2014.

Click here for information on ISSTIP, the International Society for Study of Tension of Performance, of which Alberto Portugheis is vice chairman.


Nacido en La Plata, Argentina, de familia rusa y rumana, se formó en Buenos Aires con Vicente Scaramuzza, y perfeccionó en Ginebra (donde estudió además violín y dirección orquestal) y en Londres.

Luego de obtener el primer premio en el "Concours de Virtuosité" de Ginebra, Portugheis comienza su carrera internacional, visitando más de cuarenta países, realizando recitales, conciertos de música de cámara como así también participando como solista con muchas de las más prestigiosas orquestas del mundo incluyendo: Royal Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Paris and Israel Sinfoniettas, Orchestre Suisse Romande, Sinfónica Nacional de Buenos Aires, Filarmónica de Buenos Aires.

Se ha presentado frecuentemente en programas radiales y de televisión en Europa y dicta regularmente cursos y Masterclasses en numerosas ciudades de Europa y Estados Unidos. Sus enseñanzas han llegado a ciudades como Rodas, Atenas, Nicosia, Dubrovnik, Moscú y Nueva York en la Juilliard School. Alberto Portugheis tiene un extenso repertorio que incluye música desde el barroco (que incluye transcripciones propias) hasta nuestros días. Muchos compositores de la actualidad le han escrito obras.

Entre sus grabaciones más aplaudidas figuran las cuatro baladas de Chopin, la segunda sonata de Alfred Nieman, la integral de Alberto Ginastera para piano y música de cámara con piano, obras para piano de Khachaturian y su concierto, junto a las sonatas para cello y piano de Rachmaninoff y Shostakovitch y un CD dedicado a obras para piano de Rossini. Su última grabación está dedicada a la Obra Integral par Piano de la compositora española Elena Romero (dos CDs).

Alberto Portugheis, al igual que su compatriota y colega Daniel Barenboim, dedica parte de su tiempo y energías a luchar para la Paz y los Derechos Humanos. En el año 2008 fué propuesto para el Premio Nobel de la Paz. Ha publicado dos libros (en inglés): "El juego de la Guerra y un camino hacia la Paz" y "$$$$$$s en sus corazones".