MIGUEL HENRIQUES piano

MIGUEL HENRIQUES

piano




Born in the city of Porto (Portugal), graduated at the Lisbon and Porto Conservatories, and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, took the master's degree at the University of Kansas in the United States. Complementary fields of professional activity in Musicology, Aesthetics, Composition, Conducting, Dramatic Expression, and Piano Methodology. Professor of piano at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Miguel Henriques is regularly invited to teach in masterclasses in Portugal and abroad.



Repertoire


Barroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern and Contemporary, including Portuguese composers




Recordings



Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906-1994)

PARIS 1937 (for 2 pianos with ANA VALENTE)
SONATA N. 4
ELEGIA
TOCATA, ANDANTE E FUGATO

SP 4352 PORTUGALSOM/STRAUSS - May 2000


Lopes-Graça


"Lopes Graça as the percussively stark Stravinskian of the piano...piano music which is well worth hearing."

(Classical CD Reviews - March 2002







Fernando Lopes-Graça (1906-1994)

TWENTY FOUR PRELUDES

SP 4216 PORTUGALSOM/STRAUSS - February 1998



"Miguel Henriques offers, in this CD, a solid performance, technically unobjectionable and musically rigorous."

(«A Capital» - July 1999)

"A fine issue which all lovers of good music should add to their collection."

(«Classical CD Reviews» - August 1999)

"Miguel Henriques's reading is extremely solid from a technical point of view (namely with an enormous diversity of tone colors research and sonorities that he accomplishes), without losing sight of the dominant atmospheres of each one of the Preludes."

(«Diário de Notícias» - January 2000)





António Fragoso (1897-1918)

PETITE SUITE
7 PRELÚDIOS
SONATA EM MI MENOR
TRÊS PEÇAS DO SÉCULO XVIII
2 NOCTURNOS
PRELÚDIO
PENSÉES EXTATIQUES
DANÇA POPULAR
CANÇÃO E DANÇA PORTUGUESAS


NUM 1043 NUMÉRICA - December 1994


António Fragoso


"Miguel Henriques assumes in this recording the most meritorious interpretative position....A production with great documental importancee but, above all, a CD hopelessly beautiful".

(«A Capital» - November 1996)





Óscar da Silva (1870-1958)

DOLOROSAS
IMAGES
SCHERZO À LA VALSE
BAGATELLES
PÁGINAS PORTUGUESAS nos. 9 e 11


CD 870037/PS PORTUGALSOM - November 1989



Óscar da Silva


"Miguel Henriques' interpretation and performance are of excellent quality"

(«Arte Musical n.º 15 - June 1999)

"Miguel Henriques gives life to this music with fineness and balance".

(«A Capital» - November 1996)


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