our mission

To strengthen the cultural hub of Porto

by bringing great artists from around the world to perform in the beautiful and historic venues that already exist within the city

To cultivate cross-continental dialogue

through our educational component— with teaching artists, conferences, masterclasses, and international students of the highest level.
Since our start in 2016, we have presented
many international artists, including:

Artur Pizarro

Stars of American Ballet

Alexander Kobrin

Judith Jauregui

Olga Prats

Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos

João Paulo Esteves da Silva

António Victorino d’Almeida

Alejandro Oliva

Jean Saulnier

José Ramón Méndez

Selim Mazari

Mariel Mayz

Ana Madalena Ribeiro

Fernando Costa

Nuno Marques

Clarice Assad

João Luiz

Keita Ogawa

We present the established greats and upcoming stars of the music world.

From large scale concerts at the modern Rem Koolhas building, Casa da Música— a 1,200-seat hall— to the more intimate settings at the hall of the Rectory of the University of Porto, or the exhibition spaces of the new World of Wine.


Porto Pianofest is directed by pianist Nuno Marques, and was co-founded in 2016 by Dr. Marques and pianist-composer Mariel Mayz.
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Porto Pianofest is a joint production with the Câmara Municipal do Porto (Porto’s City Hall)

We are proud to have some of the city’s most important institutions as our partners— such as, the Conservatório de Música do Porto, Casa da Música, the Universidade do Porto, Palácio da Bolsa, the Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Portuguese Tourism, Primor, Soalheiro, Taylor Fladgate, and the World of Wine, Porto.
Together with our partners, we have presented multi-genred concerts, in diverse settings, complemented by the best wine receptions.Our highlighted partnership with the famous Palácio da Bolsa, unites both locals and tourists in one of the most unique buildings in all of Europe. To make our audience experience even better, these concerts are followed by a wine tasting from Portugal’s oldest vinho verde producers, Soalheiro.
Porto is a city of wine. We are proudly supported by Taylor Fladgate and the World of Wine as well, who provide our international guest artists with tastings, tours, and a closer experience of Porto.
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