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 - "Medalha de Prata de Valor e Distinção"- by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in acknowledgement of her artistic accomplishments.
She has presented recitals as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, in the United States, in Cape Vert, and in China. Highlights of recent seasons include her performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Tianjin Grand Theater, Chopin Society of Connecticut (USA), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), International Festival IKFEM (Tui, Spain), Festival Internacional de Música de Gaia (Portugal) Festival Internacional de Marvão (Portugal) and Centro Cultural de Belém (Portugal).
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. The most recent was "5 Encores for Beethoven", a project that established a dialogue between Beethoven's five piano concertos and works by Portuguese composers of her generation.
In 2015, Marta released her first CD with works by Beethoven and Lopes-Graça that 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”.