December 2016 Press Release

Published: December 2, 2016








ANA BEATRIZ FERREIRA, the exciting young Portuguese pianist, will give 2 concerts during December, 2016. On Tuesday December 13th. Ana Beatriz will play pieces by Beethoven, Vianna da Motta, Debussy and Prokofiev. On Thursday December 15th. Ana Beatriz will play selections from Bomtempo, Beethoven, Liszt, Lopes-Graça and Prokofiev.


Ana Beatriz was born in Lisbon in 1991. She began her piano studies when she was seven. She studied at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa graduating in 2009 and also receiving the Order of Merit from the Portuguese Ministry of Education for the highest possible mark. She continued her studies at London’s Royal College of Music (RCM) under Ruth Nye MBE and Dina Parakhina receiving her Bachelor of Music. Further studies at the RCM led to her completing her Master of Performance earlier this year. She has undertaken master classes with world renowned musicians.


Ana Beatriz has now started a PhD course at the University of Aveiro with a thesis on the work of Portuguese composer Joly Braga Santos. He was born in Lisbon in 1924 and died there in 1988 at the peak of his musical creativity. His piano concerto, written in 1973 was premiered in 1981. It remained unpublished and the manuscript kept in the National Portuguese Library. Ana Beatriz first became aware of its existence in 2014. After studying the score she became fascinated by its musical language and the combination of old and new. She resolved to perform this work in London. She did this at the St. James’s in Piccadilly in partnership with Spanish conductor Pablo Urbina and the In Tune Orchestra. This concert was done with the support of the Portuguese Embassy and the patronage of Michael Savage. In the audience was the Portuguese Ambassador and his wife and the composer’s sister.


Ana Beatriz is an engaged soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has won several prizes and awards, including 1st Prize at Maria Christina Pimentel National Competition, 1st Prize at Lopes-Graça Competition and three Merit and Excellence Awards by Eugénio de Almeida Foundation. Ana Beatriz will soon embark on a short concert tour in England and later in Canada. She is in the process of finalising a recording contract to play with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Spring 2017 at the Royal Festival Hall.


She has been supported by the Amigos de Música de Sáo Lourenço, Foundation Mundo Crastino Meliori, Eugénio de Almeida Foundation and the Grupo Jerónimo Martins and other organisations and individual including members of the Amigos de Música.


For more information about the AMIGOS DE MÚSICA, membership and concert programs please see: For membership enquiries please contact & for concert bookings please send an e-mail to or call Cristina at 914797980.


Amigos de Música concerts at Os Agostos begin at 7.00pm sharp. Doors open at 6.00pm and wine, fruit juices and canapés will be served. Entry donation is €25 per person for guests and non-members.


The AMIGOS DE MÚSICA is an international group of around 90 members who stage musical activities by internationally renowned musicians and sponsor young Portuguese musicians. It is a non-profit organization and celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary last year.



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