I am an experienced piano teacher, teaching from beginner to advanced level. I perform regularly as soloist and chamber musician and have won many prizes in both national and international piano competitions. I have also completed a PhD at Manchester University, specializing in Beethoven.
I prepare students for examinations, or just to play for fun.
From the number of years I have been teaching the piano to a variety of students from different levels of development, age, and nationalities, I have gained immense experience in how to transmit knowledge in the most suitable and efficient way according to the needs of each pupil.
In addition to teaching, I have organised concerts and other public performances for my students, and have carried pupils through examinations very successfully.
My name is Artur, and I perform regularly as soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, Portugal and South Africa. I was born in Portugal, and started my music studies at the age of seven and gave my first recital when I was thirteen. I studied at the Oporto Superior School of Music with Romanian pianist Constantin Sandu, during which time I won the Young Composers competition, the Oporto Conservatoire piano competition and the Maria Carolina Pimentel piano competition. I was invited to continue my studies at the University of Stellenbosch, in Cape Town, South Africa, under the guidance of Nina Schumann and Benjamin van Eeden, completing my Degree in 2006 with a First. I also won the piano category at the ATKV Muziq competition and received the Betsie Cluver Prize for best overall mark in the final year recital.
In 2008 I was admitted into the Masters degree programme at the Royal Northern College of Music, where I studied under Norma Fisher. That same year, I won the Silverstone-Blank Piano Duo competition. On a regular basis, I take part in masterclasses with world renowned pianists, including Sequeira Costa, Vladimir Viardo, Konstantin Scherbakov, Andrei Diev, Nelson Goerner, Steven Osborne and Leslie Howard.
I have a profound love for the music of Beethoven, and as a result I won the Lionel Bowman competition for best rendering of a sonata by Beethoven, and received high acclaim for my performance of the ‘Emperor’ Concerto. In addition, I have completed my Doctoral studies on Beethoven’s dedications in 2015 at the University of Manchester, under eminent Beethoven scholar Professor Barry Cooper.
Artur is an extremely reliable person, an excellent pianist, and an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher.
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