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5th International Contemporary Piano Conference

November 12 - November 14

The V Encontro Internacional de Piano Contemporâneo (5th International Contemporary Piano Conference) online edition will be held by the Music Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto – University of São Paulo (USP-Brazil) in partnership with the Graduate Program in Music at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil), the School of Music and Performing Arts (ESMAE-Portugal), and the Research Center in Sociology and Musical Aesthetics (CESEM- Portugal) between the 12th and 14th of November, 2020.

Since its first edition, in 2016, this itinerant event aims to promote sharing, socialization, debate and reflection on research and performance of contemporary music for piano. In 2020, the 5th International Contemporary Piano Conference) will be online (video conference) taking advantage of the web resources.

The conference theme, in this 5th edition, will be The Piano Works of Brazilian composer Almeida Prado (1943-2010). In addition to paying tribute to Almeida Prado on the 10th anniversary of his death, we hope to create an environment for discussions on performance practices, techniques, and contemporary music repertoire with emphasis on the piano works of Almeida Prado. We also encourage performers, composers and researchers to submit proposals on piano works of contemporary composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, (including working with electronics, experimental practices and improvisation) in the following modalities: research paper communications and lecture-recitals.

The Conference program consists of:

  1. Conferences on the main theme of the event
  2. Research paper communications
  3. Lecture-recitals
  4. Concerts


Programme Committee:

Fernando Corvisier (USP)
Ana Cláudia Assis (UFMG/CESEM)
Madalena Soveral (ESMAE/CESEM)
Fátima Corvisier (USP)
Fábio Janhan (UFMG)


Scientific Committee:

Adriana Moreira (USP – Universidade de São Paulo)
Alexandre Zamith (UNICAMP- Universidade de Campinas)
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)
Ingrid Barancoski (UniRIO)
Letizia Michielon (Conservatório B. Marcello/Foscari University, Veneza, Itália)
Pavlos Antoniadis (IRCAM- CnRS- Sorbonne Université, FR)
Sara Zurletti, musicóloga, IT

Contact: pianocontemporaneo5@gmail.com



November 12
November 14


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