Call for papers: CESEM’s Satellite Unit P. Porto – IV International Contemporary Piano Meeting

Porto (Portugal) December 2019.

Conference dates: December 12-14, 2019
Deadline for abstracts: 1 August, 2019
Call for papers:

Location: Porto, Portugal

The fourth International Contemporary Piano Meeting will take place on December 12-14 2019 at the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE/IPPorto, Portugal) in affiliation with the the Graduate Program in Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil). Established in 2016, the event will provide a forum for the discussion of the contemporary piano repertoire in both musicological research and creative practice. Now in its fourth year, this gathering aims to connect researchers, composers and performers through reflected debate; bring together experienced scholars/musicians and early-career researchers/performers; promote a discussion of recent developments in contemporary piano creation and performance of new repertoires.

In addition to a broad range of performance practice and research topics on piano music from the last 50 years until the present, particular emphasis this year will be placed on the Portuguese composer João Pedro Oliveira (1959), on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. Concerts, workshops and round tables will highlight the various facets of his artistic production, and its impact on Portuguese and Brazilian music.

The event will consist of panels with individual papers (25 minutes presentations, +10 minutes of discussion), research/performance reports (15 minutes+ 5 of discussion), lecture recitals and artistic performances (30 minutes presentation).

We would like to invite scholars, performers and composers interested in any aspect of contemporary piano performance and creation to submit abstracts of c.300 words in Portuguese, English or Spanish, by August 1st, 2019, to the following email address:

Submission of works in recital/lecture or artistic performance mode must be accompanied by an audio or video file and a summary with c. 200 words indicating the type of presentation and the technical requirements for the performance. Abstracts should include the title of the article, the name of the author, their institutional affiliation and a brief biography of c.150 words.

The audio and video files should be uploaded to YouTube, with the respective links submitted by email:

Each author can submit only one work in each modality.

Contributors will be informed about acceptance of papers the 15st of August 2019. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the new bi-annual review  “Contemporary piano music”, to be launched in 2020.


Meeting of João Pedro Oliveira with young composers.

Professor at the University of Aveiro and at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, João Pedro Oliveira shares his experience with young composers and students from Universities and Schools of Music. Submission of compositional works should be sent by email

including the title of the composition, the name of the author and the institutional affiliation.

Masterclasses and other workshops (to be announced).


General Participation 80 Euros. Students: 40 Euros.

Workshops: 60 Euros. Students: 45 Euros.

General Participation+ Workshop: Students: 45 Euros

Organizing Committee

Madalena Soveral (ESMAE/CESEM)

Ana Cláudia Assis (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/CESEM)

Francisco Monteiro (ESE/INET-md)

Scientific Committee

Alexandre Zamith (UNICAMP- Universidade de Campinas)

Ana Cláudia Assis (UFMG – Universidade de Minas Gerais/CESEM)

Ana Telles (Universidade de Évora/CESEM)

Carla Reis (UFSJ- Universidade Federal de São João Del Rey)

Cliff Korman (UNI-RIO – Universidade do Rio de Janeiro)

Francisco Monteiro (Escola Superior de Educação/INET-md)

Isabel Pires (Universidade Nova Lisboa/CESEM)

Madalena Soveral (ESMAE/CESEM)

Sónia Rubinsky (Pianist)