Maria João Pires – portuguese pianist who creates magic

Considered one of the greatest interpreters of Mozart, the Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires is an artist who combines highly refined style with a conscious effort to decipher the complexities of intellectual and spiritual depth of the music. Refusing to conform to the traditional image of a concert virtuoso, Pires emphasizes the spiritual dimensions of music, always searching for hidden meanings, which an analytic interpreter can overlook.

Pires began studying piano at thd age of 3, and held his first concert two years later. He sang Mozart concerts at the age of 7 and won the most important prize for Portuguese musicians when she was 9 years.

Her recording of Mozart’s complete Sonatas took the Grand Prix du Disque in 1990. Since 1989, Pires is an enthusiastic performer of chamber music, offering tours in Europe and the Middle violinist Augustin Dumay away with.