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Woodlands Park Road 35, SE10 9XE Greenwich, London | 07547824900 | edgarcardoso@live.

com
Born in 7th February 1992 in Porto, Portugal.
Versatile pianist, London-based, with considerable international
recognition. Specialised in French music and interested in
repertoire with orchestra, chamber music ensembles and
innovative art projects. Interested in exploring new approaches
to piano teaching, using Drama and Movement techniques.

EDUCATION
BMus - Piano (2009-2012)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
One-year Erasmus programme (2011-2012) Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Germany

MMus Piano Performance (2013-2014)


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, United Kingdom
MA Piano Pedagogy (2012-to be finished in November 2014)
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Artist Diploma Piano Performance (2014-to be finished in June 2016 PART-TIME)
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, United Kingdom

PRIZES IN COMPETITIONS
Aloha Piano Festival, Hawaii, USA (2nd prize 2014)
The Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, London, UK (finalist 2014)
Internet Music Competition, Serbia [off-site] (1st prize 2014)
The Leonard Smith & Felicity Young Competition, London, UK (finalist 2014)
Valletta International Piano Festival, Malta (3rd prize 2014)
Volmoi Mejdunaroniy Konkurs " " - Gnesin's Russian Academy of Music, Moscow,
Russia (3rd prize 2013)
Premio "Maria Quintieri", Cosenza, Italy (finalist 2013)
Konkursas-Festivalis "Muzika be sien", Druskininkai, Lithuania (1st prize 2013)
Prmio Antena 2, bidos, Portugal (Audience Award 2013)
Concours International du Mesnil des Arts, Montaut/Villeral, France (1st prize with
commendations of the jury 2013)
Concurso Internacional "Villa de Xbia", Alicante, Spain (2nd prize & Audience Award 2013)
Concurso Internacional de Piano, Pvoa de Varzim, Portugal (1st prize 2013)
Concours International de Piano, Tunis, Tunisia (1st prize 2013)
Concours International de Piano SAR la Princesse Lalla Meryem, Rabat, Morocco (3rd prize 2012)
Concurso Real Club Nutico, Vigo, Spain (finalist 2011)
Concurso Nacional Paos Premium, Paos de Brando, Portugal (1st prize 2009 & 2011)
Concurso Internacional Florinda Santos, S. Joo da Madeira, Portugal (2nd prize 2012, 3rd prize
2014)
Concurso Santa Ceclia, Porto, Portugal (3rd prize 2008, 2nd prize 2009, 1st prize 2010)
Concurso Internacional Cidade do Fundo, Fundo, Portugal (2nd prize 2008, 1st prize 2010)
Concurso Nacional de Piano, Coimbra, Portugal (2nd prize 2008, 1st prize 2009)
Concurso Luso-Espanhol, Fafe, Portugal (1st prize 2008)
Prmio Helena S e Costa, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal (Special prize 2007)
Concurso Marlia Rocha, Vila do Conde, Portugal (3rd prize 2006 & 2009, 2nd prize 2007 & 2012,
Special Prize 2009 & 2012, 1st prize 2010)
Concurso Ibrico do Alto Minho, Vila Praia de ncora, Portugal (Special Prize 2007, 2nd prize
2008 & 2009, 1st prize 2010)

Woodlands Park Road 35, SE10 9XE Greenwich, London | 07547824900 | edgarcardoso@live.com

AWARDS
Colin Keer Trust Scholarship, UK 2014
Tillett Trust Scholarship, UK 2014
Gladys Bratton Scholarship (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK) 2013
Joan Greenfield Fellowship Trust Scholarship (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK) 2013
Merit Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Portugal) 2010-2013
Best Student of the University - Prize & Scholarship (University of Aveiro, Portugal) 2010-2012
Best Freshman - Prize & Scholarship (University of Aveiro, Portugal) 2009-2011
Best High School Graduate - Prize & Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Portugal) 2009

INSTRUCTION
Deniz Arman Gelenbe (Turkey/France) 2013-present
lvaro Teixeira Lopes (Portugal) 2005-2013
Friedemann Rieger (Germany) 2011-2012
Andrzej Ratusinski (Poland) 2012
Sandra Meister (Portugal/Germany) 1997-2005
Relevant masterclasses (among others):
Pascal Roge, Sergei Senkov, John Perry, Guoda Gedvilaite, Josep Colom, Luiz de Moura e Castro,
Boris Berman, Paul Badura-Skoda, Ralf Nattkemper, Dmitry Alexeev, Joan Havill, Philippe
Cassard, Akiko Ebi, Christopher Hinterhuber, Andrei Diev, Peter Donohoe, Joaquin Soriano,
Radoslav Kvapil.

RELEVANT PERFORMANCES
Creating Music that Moves Speaker at ICMPC-APSCOM Conference in Seoul, South Korea
(August 2014)
Double recital in Seoul, South Korea (August 2014)
John Perry Music Academy, San Juan Capistrano, California, USA (June 2014)
Aloha Piano Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (June 2014)
Recital in Javea, Alicante, Spain (April 2014)
Soloist with Norfolk Youth Orchestra (March 2014)
Festival Jeunes Virtuoses at Enejma Ezzahra Palace in Tunis, Tunisia (February 2014)
Valletta Piano Festival, Malta (February 2014)
Lunchtime recitals at St Alfege Church and Old Royal Naval College Chapel, London, UK (October
2013-January 2014)
Soloist with Gnesins Symphonic Orchestra, Moscow, Russia (November 2013)
Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, Tallinn, Estonia (August 2013)
Music Without Words Festival, Druskininkai, Lithuania (August 2013)
Klaviersommer Cochem, Germany (August 2013)
SIPO Obidos, Portugal (July 2013)
Premiere of Marco Veloccis works, tour in the Lazio region, Italy (July 2013)
Residence at the Museum of European Modern Art (MEAM), Barcelona, Spain (January-June 2013)
International Music Festival, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal (June 2013)
Portuguese music project sponsored by the Portuguese Embassy, tour in Tunisia (June 2013)
Maison du Portugal, French music in Paris, France (March 2013)
Recital at major Portuguese venue Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal (April 2011)

Woodlands Park Road 35, SE10 9XE Greenwich, London | 07547824900 | edgarcardoso@live.com

FUTURE RELEVANT APPEARANCES


Soloist with Orquestra do Norte (Portugal) (October 2014)
Soloist with Trinity Wind Orchestra (UK) (October 2014)
Collaborative project with dancers, London, UK (November 2014)
Chamber Music concerts in London with 2 singers, 2 piano duos, 2 cellists, 1 violinist and 1
bassoonist (2014-2015)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Private Teaching London, UK (2014)
Accompanist at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK (2014)
Internship [seasonal] at Curso de Musica Silva Monteiro, Porto, Portugal (2013-present)
Workshop Leader [Creative Piano Piano Improvisation + Creative Drama] at Curso de Musica
Silva Monteiro, Porto, Portugal (2013-present)
Piano Teacher [seasonal] Centro Antonio Candido [Childrens home/Orphanage/Social Services]
voluntary (2013-present)
Pianist in Residence at MEAM, Barcelona, Spain (2013)
Musical Director at Academia de Musica de Vilar do Paraiso, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal (20082011)
Accompanist at Academia de Musica de Vilar do Paraiso, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal (2008-2011)

SKILLS
Portuguese [native], English [C2], Spanish [C1], German [B2], Italian [B1], French [B1];
Classical, Jazz and Pop Improvisation, Arranging, Musical Direction, Composition;
Musical theatre performance: acting, singing, dancing;
Voice as second instrument, Dance training for 7 years;
Design & Multimedia (major during Secondary education).

ONLINE SOURCES
www.edgar-cardoso.com Official Website: biography, events, media, gallery, contacts.
www.facebook.com/edgarcardosopiano - Official Facebook Artist Page: constant updates.
www.youtube.com/edgarcardosopiano - Official YouTube Channel: videos, recordings.

REFERENCES
Performance
Deniz Arman Gelenbe
D.Gelenbe@trinitylaban.ac.uk
Eugene Asti
E.Asti@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Teaching
Curso de Msica Silva Monteiro (school) Director lvaro Teixeira Lopes
ateixeiralopes@cmsilvamonteiro.com
Centro Antnio Cndido (school) Dr. Ana Evangelista
anaevangelistarothesbarbosa@gmail.com