Participant info

Mr. Bettencourt Joao

Country of residence Portugal

Biography

Born on 1988-02-24 00:00:00, Lisbon (Portugal) (United Kingdom)
Started to play piano at the age of 3 with Prof. father - Jose Bettencourt da Camara

Since 1998 till 2006 has studied at the Lisbon National (conservatory) with Prof. Leonor Alvim, Anne Kaasa and Carla Seixas
Since 2006 till now has studied at the Royal College of Music (university) with Prof. Ruth Nye

Competitions:

1st prize winner of the Concurso de Piano Cidade do Fundão, 1999

1st prize winner of the Curso de Piano Cidade do Fundão, 2000

1st prize winner of the Concurso de Piano Maria Cristina Lino Pimentel, 2001

Competition repertoire:

First round:

  1. F. Chopin. Study c minor op.25 #12
  2. F. Chopin. Ballade nr. 2 in F major op. 38
  3. J.S. Bach. Prelude & Fugue G Major from WK II
  4. L. van Beethoven. Sonata op.110 in A flat major Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo

Second round:

  1. L. van Beethoven. Sonata op.110 in A flat major
  2. J. B. da Camara. Two Preludes (1984)
  3. J. Brahms. Variations on a theme by Paganini - Book II
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