Artist Residencies

Enrollment now closed
Course Description

For the 2022 season, we will be accepting applications from solo pianists, pianist-composers, and already formed chamber groups (duos, trios, and quartets with or without piano).

The Porto Pianofest Artist Residency Program is made to foster artistry, creativity, and craft for emerging and professional musicians. This unique opportunity gives musicians a chance to live and work outside of their usual environments, all while being surrounded by some of the best artists from around the world. Resident Artists have the chance to gain one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions from our world-class Artist Faculty in preparation for a solo recital towards the end of the festival week.

A 45-minute solo recital will be organized and promoted for each resident (or residency group) in some of Portugal’s most beautiful venues. Posters and social media content will be provided, along with a professional video recording of the recital. Each artist-resident's concert will be live-streamed.

This Residency Program is an unmissable experience for emerging musicians to perform, learn, and meditate on their instrument within a professional and encouraging environment.

What is offered?
9 days of intensive practicing and artistic growth, concluding with a 45 minute solo recital in a beautiful venue
Repertoire coaching sessions with each of our Artist Faculty members (4 total)
Access to teachers and guest artists for mentoring
A guaranteed practice room each day for 5 hours
Social media promotion and shareable content on Porto Pianofest channels
Tickets to all festival concerts and events
Room and board for 10 nights (July 31 to August 10, with daily breakfast included)
Access to audit all lessons and coaching sessions
Professional video and audio recording of the residents’ solo concert
Livestreaming of the residents' solo recital
Pianist-composers
Pianist-Composers are welcome to apply to both our Masterclass and Artist Residency Programs for 2022.Pianist-Composers will receive 2 piano lessons and 2 composition lessons as part of their festival week.

Extra lessons in piano or composition can be added for an additional fee upon request.
Repertoire to perform in public performance (whether original works or those of the standard canon) must be approved by the Artist Faculty.
Chamber ensembles
Chamber duos, trios, and quartets (with or without piano) are welcome to apply to our Artist Residency Program for 2022.Chamber groups will receive 4 repertoire coachings as part of their festival week.

Extra coachings or individual lessons for pianists can be added for an additional fee upon request.
Repertoire to perform in public performance must be approved by the Artist Faculty based on the group's application and later coachings
Enrollment (Now Closed)
Enrollment Deadline — 31st March

Materials Needed to Enroll

1.
CV or Bio (detailing performance experience)
1.
A Personal Reference who can attest to your performing and artistic abilities
1.
Links to 3+ recordings
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Proposed Program of Works to be performed (approx. 40-45 minutes of music)

Enrolment Fees

Solo Pianists — 1600 €
Pianist-composers — 1600 €
tuition fee includes all coachings, practice space, concert tickets, 10 hotel nights (single room, plus breakfast), concert recording, and organizing fees
-upgraded hotel rooms available upon request-
Chamber Groups
Duos — 1750 € (includes one double room)
Trios — 2400 € (includes one double, and one single room)
Quartets — 2650 € (includes two double rooms)
tuition fee includes all coachings, practice space, concert tickets, 10 hotel nights (plus breakfast), concert recording, and organizing fees
-upgraded hotel rooms or additional single rooms available upon request-
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