UPCOMING EDITION
October 16-23rd 2021
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, The Netherlands

Bettencourt, Joao

Portugal
Participated in 2008
Group B
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 with Prof. Leonor Alvim, Anne Kaasa and Carla Seixas.
Since 2006 till now has studied at the Royal College of Music with Prof. Ruth Nye.
Attended masterclasses of  Aldo Ciccolini, Dmitri Bashkirov, Vladimir Viardo, Sequeira Costa, Galina Eguiazarova.
Competitions
Received 1st prize winner of Concurso de Piano Cidade do Fund?o, 1999.
Received 1st prize winner of Curso de Piano Cidade do Fund?o, 2000.
Received 1st prize winner of Concurso de Piano Maria Cristina Lino Pimentel, 2001.
Repertoire
FIRST ROUND
— J. S. Bach – WK II G Major
— F. Chopin – Study c minor op.25 #12
— L. van Beethoven – Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo A flat major op.110
— F. Chopin – Ballade nr. 2 in F major op. 38
Second round
— L. van Beethoven – A flat major op.110
— J. Brahms – Variations on a theme by Paganini – Book II
— J. B. da Camara – Two Preludes (1984)
Third round
The third orchestral round was introduced in 2020