Nuno Marques


Award-winning Portuguese pianist Nuno Marques is one of the most sought-after Portuguese pianists of his generation. Nuno has developed an extensive, international performing career from his current base in New York City, where he directs Porto Pianofest— an international piano festival held annually in Porto, Portugal. He is the festival’s founder and artistic director. A Doctor of Musical Arts, Nuno is a versatile musician, equally comfortable playing solo, chamber music, teaching, or collaborating with other forms of artistic expression.

Nuno Marques founded Porto Pianofest in 2016. His excitement to support the new generation of pianists and bring the greatest musicians and mentors to his native country has brought this young festival to quick international esteem. Porto Pianofest has since expanded its activity to NYC and Washington DC, and will continue its model of providing performance opportunities and world-class instruction to Boston and Madrid in the near future.

As a soloist Nuno Marques has performed with many orchestras including the Orquestra do Norte- Portugal, Artave Orchestra, JOF Famalicão, and the Orchestra for Myanmar, where he participated in a humanitarian project with young musicians from the Rohingya minority. He has recorded for RTP, Antena2 Radio Portugal, Centro Atlântico Editora, and many others, and is a founding member of prizewinning chamber music ensembles, with whom he has performed and recorded throughout Europe. With a wide interest in contemporary music, he has also performed with leading contemporary music ensembles, having commissioned and premiered many works both for solo piano and ensemble.

His most recent concerts took him to renowned music halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and the US, where he has performed twice at Carnegie Hall. Nuno Marques has also embarked twice on extensive concert tours in China, and has given public masterclasses in Portugal, Spain, the World Piano Congress in Serbia, Myanmar, China and the US.

Nuno Marques holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA) from Rutgers University, where he studied with Min Kwon. He is also a graduate from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, studying with Artur Pizarro. He completed his first Master’s Degree in piano performance at the Royal College of Music, London, with Niel Immelman; and a second Master’s degree in Instrumental Pedagogy- Aveiro University, Portugal. He also attend NYU, under the tutelage of José Ramón Méndez, where he was awarded the prestigious Reinhold Scholarship and taught classes at the NYU piano department.

Throughout his career, Nuno Marques has had the opportunity to work with important pianists such as Lazar Berman, Irina Zaritzkaya, Vitaly Margoulis, Alexander Kobrin, and Dominique Weber; and in chamber music settings with Bernard Greenhouse (Beaux Arts Piano Trio), Takacs Quartet, Florestan Piano Trio, Gary Hoffman and Ilia Grubert. Nuno has been awarded prizes at piano competitions in London and Portugal and his studies have been sponsored by the European Union, NYU- Reinhold Foundation, Fundação Gulbenkian or the AAMSL.

Nuno Marques is currently a pianist for American Ballet Theatre— America’s national dance company— and has been a guest pianist at New York City Ballet and New York Theatre Ballet. Nuno is also the Music Director of Stars of American Ballet, a dance company offering world class performances bringing together principal dancers and soloists from major American companies. With Stars of American Ballet, Nuno has toured Israel, Hungary, Portugal, and the USA.

This season's plans include solo recitals, chamber performances, and masterclasses in the US and Europe. Nuno Marques is passionate about traveling, literature and photography.

Nuno Marques

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