Marta Menezes

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Marta Menezes is a classical pianist and has dedicated several projects to the dissemination of music by Portuguese composers in Portugal and abroad. In 2013, she received 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition Nice - Côte D'Azur "Simone Delbert-Février" and won the Beethoven Competition at the Royal College of Music in London. Marta has received several additional awards in international competitions in Portugal, Spain and France. In 2014 she was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor and Distinction - "Medalha de Prata de Valor e Distinção"- by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in acknowledgement of her artistic accomplishments.

She has presented recitals as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, in the United States, in Cape Vert, and in China. Highlights of recent seasons include her performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Tianjin Grand Theater, Chopin Society of Connecticut (USA), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), International Festival IKFEM (Tui, Spain), Festival Internacional de Música de Gaia (Portugal) and Antena 2 Radio (Portugal).

As a soloist, she performed with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orchestre Régional de Cannes (Nice Competition), Orquestra IKFEM, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil (Lisboa) Symphony Orchestra from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and Camerata MusArt, among others, under conductors such as Pedro Neves, Pedro Amaral, Nicolas Simon, Nikolay Lalov, Vasco Azevedo, Gareguin Aratiounian, and Louis Lohraseb. 

Marta has studied at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Miguel Henriques, having also worked with Jorge Moyano. She concluded her Master of Music with the highest grade. In London, she completed a second Master degree at the Royal College of Music, in the class of Dmitri Alexeev, which she concluded with distinction. Marta holds a doctor degree from Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music (USA), where she studied with Arnaldo Cohen, having completed research on th "Works for Piano and Orchestra by Portuguese Composers".