Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Nuno was offered a place on the Master of Music course at the Royal College of Music in London, and he will commence his studies in September this year, under the tuition of renowned pianist Leon McCawley.
Nuno started taking piano lessons at the age of eight in Academia de Música de Lagos in Portugal with João Rosa. Alongside his passion for piano, Nuno started flute lessons at the age of nine and the flute has been a familiar instrument to him ever since. Nuno has recently graduated with a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, under the tuition of with Michael Young and Benjamin Frith.
In his country, Nuno has been a prize winner in several national and international piano competitions including; International Competition Cidade do Fundão; Concurso Internacional de Música Cidade de Almada, IX Prémio Nacional Elisa de Sousa Pedroso, and the 20th National Estoril Competition. In the United Kingdom, Nuno was a finalist of the EPTA UK Piano Competition 2015, and the winner of the Eric Hodges Beethoven Competition 2015, the RWCMD Concerto Competition 2016, and the Mary Rees Chopin Prize 2016, and the Trevor Pugsley Prize for Piano performance. Nuno was also one of the finalists of the RWCMD Ian Stoutzker prize 2018 – an award for the most outstanding performer at the college.
Nuno has also participated in several masterclasses with names such as Angela Hewitt, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Stephen Hough, Boris Berman, Tamara Stefanovich, Peter Jablonski, Artur Pizarro and Paul Badura-Skoda. Nuno has been performing regularly in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, important performances include Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto N.2 for piano and orchestra with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra in St. David’s Hall, under the baton of conductor David Jones. Nuno is also very grateful to The Countess of Munster Musical Trust for supporting his studies in London, after giving him the Derek Butler Award.
His teaching approach focuses on the student's individual characteristics and studies are modelled according to the preferences and wishes on the pianistic development. In his lessons, he covers a broad range of styles and genres and helps on the improvement of important pianist skills such as sight-reading, harmony, music theory, aural skills and improvisation.
Nuno is also a kind, patient and encouraging individual who transmits the passion for the piano to his students. Teaching available for all levels and ages including preparation for all grades (1-8).
Music Qualifications / Achievements
BMus (Hons) Piano at RWCMD (still studying)
Grade 8 in Piano awarded by Academia de Musica de Lagos
Grade 8 in Flute awarded by Academia de Musica de Lagos
"I have had three lessons with Nuno so far and it has been wonderful. The quality of the pianos at RWCMD is phenomenal, as well as the quality of the teaching, which is simple and motivational. I have already made progress, and I will definitely keep my routine of piano lessons with him."
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