Creative Journey with Maria João Pires

Creative Journey explores how Maria’s compassionate and creative approach to life, music and sharing with others interacts with her experience as a pianist and her sensitive interpretation at the highest levels. It is an invaluable source of knowledge for piano lovers and a revelation for everyone else interested in creativity, mindfulness, and music’s potential for a meaningful life and a better world.

Introduction
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Life and Music

3 discussions & 10 reflections

Explore music and life as a work of art. Maria João Pires shares her thoughts on daily practice, music education, life, the role of the artist and music appreciation.

Piano workshop for amateur students

1 workshop

Advice to refine your piano practice

Piano workshops for advanced students

5 workshops

Piano workshops for advanced students and young professionals

Concert hall

2 concerts & 2 discussions

Maria João Pires and other musicians play an extensive and unexpected repertoire

Meeting Point

2 discussions

Dialogues about composers, music and nature

“We have a responsibility to lead our life in the best possible way: to help others and to share this planet with compassion.

Music and art belong to that process. They belong to life, they are expressions of our surroundings and transmissions.”

— Maria João Pires

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