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A regular soloist in Europe, Marta Menezes is recognized as a skilled pianist with a broad range of interests and styles. In 2013, she received 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition Nice - Côte D'Azur and won the Beethoven Competition at the Royal College of Music in London. Marta has received several additional awards in international competitions in Portugal, Spain and France. In 2014 she was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor and Distinction by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in acknowledgement of her artistic accomplishments.

Marta performs regularly in solo, chamber and orchestral recitals, and her repertoire choices are highly appreciated and praised by the public for their originality, creativity and artistic excellence. Highlights of recent seasons include her performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), XIII Festiwal Urodzinowy Fryderyka Chopina (Warsaw), Les Arts auditorium (València), Festival Internacional de Marvão and Centro Cultural de Belém (Lisbon). Current season commitments include the world premiere of Tiago Derriça's Piano Concerto, recitals at the Algarve International Piano Festival, Piano City Madrid festival and her debut as soloist with the Orquesta Nacional de España.


As a soloist, she performed with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orquesta de València, Orchestre Régional de Cannes (Nice Competition), Orquestra IKFEM, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Symphony Orchestra from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and Camerata MusArt, among others, under conductors such as Pedro Neves, Nuno Coelho, Pedro Amaral, Karel Mark Chichon, Nicolas Simon, Nikolay Lalov, Vasco Azevedo, Gareguin Aratiounian, and Martim Sousa Tavares.


Marta is an active performer of Portuguese music. She has commissioned and premiered several works by Portuguese composers – some of which were dedicated to her - and developed projects to disseminate this repertoire in her country and abroad. 

Her CD "Beethoven and Lopes-Graça", released in 2015m was awarded the prize Global Music Awards (USA) - Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement, in the categories Classical Piano and Emerging Artist.

Marta has studied at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa with Miguel Henriques, having also worked with Jorge Moyano. She concluded her Master of Music with the highest grade. She completed a second Master degree at the Royal College of Music (London), in the class of Dmitri Alexeev, which she concluded with distinction. Marta holds a doctor degree from Indiana University – Jacobs School of Music (USA), where she studied with Arnaldo Cohen, having completed research on the “Works for Piano and Orchestra by Portuguese Composers”.

Marta Menezes is currently based in Madrid. 

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