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Since 2017, Òscar is part of the teaching Faculty of Porto PianoFest. This festival, one of the main musical and cultural events all-year round in Porto, has in its faculty pianists Jean Saulnier (University of Montreal), José Ramón Méndez (Northwestern University, Chicago) and course directors Nuno Marques and Mariel Mayz (CUNY).

On his 7th year running, Òscar contribution will start by hosting for the first time a Pre-concert Talk / Dialogue with Jose Ramon Mendez before his recital on the 2nd of August. Join Dr Méndez and Òscar at 18:30hrs at the Reitoria of Porto University to find out more about the concert programme, learn from Dr Méndez’s insights, and enjoy getting to know our artist Faculty off-the-stage!

As ever, Òscar will also contribute with interpretation lessons, and his traditional Lecture-Conference, this time on Janacek’s dark and elusive cycle of piano miniatures, ‘In the Mists’.

Lecture- Conference: Janacek’s ‘In the Mists’

Conservatório de Música do Porto | August 6 | 11h00

Join us for our annual “From Analysis to Interpretation” conference, hosted by the esteemed Dr. Oscar Colomina i Bosch— composer, conductor, and Dean of the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. This illuminating event explores the intricate relationship between musical analysis and interpretation, shedding light on how a deep understanding of a composition can inform and shape intentional musical performances. Dr. Bosch, renowned for his expertise in music theory and performance studies, will delve into the captivating piece “In the Mists” by Janacek, subjecting it to meticulous analysis, unraveling its compositional intricacies, and examining its historical and cultural context. Through this exploration, attendees will gain valuable insights into the creative decisions that can elevate a performance from merely accurate to profoundly moving. Whether you are a performer, music enthusiast, or scholar, this conference offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of music and discover new avenues for artistic expression under the guidance of Dr. Oscar Colomina i Bosch.

This conference is generously sponsored by Barenreiter Editions. 

‍More info in the Festival’s website.