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 …

Listening to life

Maria João Pires
3 reflections
If you are connected to life, you are connected to art. Living well is an art.

Life as a musician

Maria João Pires
3 discussions
Practice, concerts, being in shape, and the musical education of future musicians and of children in general school. Discussions with composer, conductor and musicologist Cesar Viana.

Listening to music

Maria João Pires
3 reflections
What do we need to understand music?

Piano practice and performance

Maria João Pires
4 reflections
Reading the score and facing the audience

Piano workshop for amateur students

Maria João Pires
6 sessions
Advice to refine your piano practice

Mozart Sonata in F major, K.280 (I)

Maria João Pires
5 sessions
A piano lesson with Lilit Grigoryan on the first movement of the W. A. Mozart F Major Sonata, KV 280, focusing on style, phrasing, articulation, rhythm, tempo and relation between right and left hand.

Mozart Sonata in F major, K.280 (II, III)

Maria João Pires
3 sessions
A new lesson with Lilit Grigoryan continuing with the second and third movements of the W. A. Mozart F Major Sonata, KV 280.

Schubert Moment Musical No.1, D.780

Maria João Pires
6 sessions
A piano lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on F. Schubert’s Moment Musical No.1, D.780. Freedom vs. respect for the score, lightness, flow, and rubato are among the subjects.

Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537 (I)

Maria João Pires
9 sessions
A piano lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on the first movement of F. Schubert’s piano sonata in A minor, D.537. Color change, beat vs. sound, mood, how to practice...

Schubert Sonata in A minor, D.537 (II)

Maria João Pires
7 sessions
Continuing the lesson with Kaito Kobayashi on the second movement of F. Schubert’s piano sonata in A minor, D.537.

Singing Hands

Maria João Pires
2 sessions
Piano four hands and polyphonic songs from the North of Portugal. A parallel between four hands piano playing (where two pianists share the same instrument in an intimate and complex relationship) …

Cities of the Danube

Maria João Pires
2 sessions
Music from Budapest and Vienna. The cities of the Danube river, particularly Vienna and Budapest, are a source of astonishing music throughout the ages. We will revisit this heritage through the …


Maria João Pires
10 performances
Rediscover with Maria the individual performances from Singing Hands and Cities of the Danube.

Meeting Point

Maria João Pires
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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