Madalena Soveral

Madalena Soveral


Madalena Soveral was born in Porto, where she studied music. First studing under mother guidance, Hélia Soveral, she also studied under Reine Gianoli, Marian Rybicki, Helena Costa and Claude Helffer. In 1966 she awarded the “900 Musicale Europeo” prize, in Naples (Italy). Madalena Soveral has given regular concerts since 1990, both solo and with orchestra, as well as various forms of chamber music festivals of Naples, Santiago de Compostela, Sceaux, Festival de Montpellier-Radio France, Mantova (Italy), The UNESCO Twentieth Century Music Festival (Paris), Música Nova (Brasil), The 1st Lisbon Festival of Contemporary Musics (Lisbonne, T.N.S.C.), as well as at the Academia de Santa Cecília (Roma), The Theatre du Rond-Point, Salle Gaveau, Auditorium des Halles (Paris) and The Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Coordenator Professor at the Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo do Porto, Madalena Soveral working on a research project on 20th Century Portuguese Piano Music, at the University of Paris 8. Étude Analytique des Litanies du feu et de la mer d’Emmanuel Nunes, carried out between 1997-99, constitued the first part of that worh. In 2005 she completed the Doctorat in Music with the teses Quatre compositeurs, Quatre oeuvres: la musique portugaise pour piano des années 90, about the piano’s compositions from António Pinho Vargas, Filipe Pires, João Pedro Oliveira, and João Rafael.Since 2006 Madalena Soveral joined the research Center CESEM (Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical) of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

Recordings: EDISON DENISOV, Oeuvres Instrumentales, Pierre Verany – PV 790112, 1990. EMMANUEL NUNES, Litanies du feu et de la mer, Numérica – Num 1007, 1992. FRANCIS BAYER, Oeuvres Instrumentales et Vocales, Pierre Verany – Pv 796093, 1996. FILIPE PIRES, J. PEDRO OLIVEIRA, XXth Century Portuguese Music, Numérica, NUM 1053, 1996. MÚSICA PORTUGUESA PARA PIANO – ANOS 90, Numérica, Num 1097, 2000. JOAO PEDRO OLIVEIRA, Pirâmides de Cristal. In “Obras de João Pedro Oliveira”. CD NUM 1088, 1996. JOAO PEDRO OLIVEIRA, In Tempore, piano and electronic. CD Num 1123. 2005. SCHOENBERG, Obra para piano, EMTCD 133/08, AÇOR, 2009.

Publications and other outputs:

Quatre compositeurs, quatre oeuvres: la musique portugaise pour piano des années 90. Presses Académiques Francophones. Sarrebruck, Alemanha. ISBN: 978-3-8381-4884-7.

Saggezza e disincanto, (entrevista a Martha Argerich), in Martha Argerich, Incontri, Scorpete, Progetti, Lugano: Pagine D’arte, 2011, pp.27-43. ISBN 978-88-96529-23-2.