•  Fantasy, latin temperament and remarkable virtuosity.— Stuttgarter Zeitung.

     Fantasy, latin temperament and remarkable virtuosity.
    — Stuttgarter Zeitung.

The Music, The Interpreter, The Instrument

The Music, The Interpreter, The Instrument

 This is the ranking of priorities orienting my work as an artist and a teacher – my musical heritage to which I add 40 years of reflection and teaching. Working with music means a constant strive for enriching one's own personality on all levels, artistic and human. This is the aim of my work.

Balance

Balance

 The performer's task is to interpret a piece of music. However, this process of recreation requires a profound respect of the work and its author. The challenge is to strike a balance between the original message and the artistic expression of the performer.

Merit

Merit

For her personal efforts in making Portuguese music and culture known to a wider international public, sheManuela Gouveia was awarded the Order of Merit of the Portuguese Government in 1993.

Biography

Private Master Classes

Private Master Classes

Manuela teaches private master classes in several cities around Europe such as: Barcelona, Brussels, Óbidos and Porto. Be sure to check the upcoming events for more.

Agenda

SIPO Art Direction

SIPO Art Direction

Manuela Gouveia is the Artistic Director for SIPO – Óbidos International Piano Master Classes & Festival, a week long annual event which combines piano master classes, daily musical concerts and an art exhibition.

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Portuguese Music Ambassadress

Portuguese Music Ambassadress

Among her CD recordings there are various works of Portuguese composers, such as Carlos Seixas, Luiz Costa, Cláudio Carneyro, Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Armando José Fernandes, Filipe Pires, Ivo Cruz e Rui Soares da Costa, some of which published as a world premiere.

Discography

Paul Badura-Skoda Testimony

Paul Badura-Skoda Testimony

Paul Badura-Skoda Testimony
Collaborations & Performances

Collaborations & Performances

Manuela is frequently invited as a jury member of piano competitions and performs in various international festivals, especially during the summer. If you are interested in working with her, please feel free to contact.

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  • General-Anzeiger, Bonn

     Ein großes Klaviertalent - Manuela Gouveia starkes Spieltemperament, ihre hochgespannte Darstellungsweise ... und eine feine klangdynamische Abschattierungskunst, die alle Klangmittel des modernen Flügels zum Einsatz bringt.

  • Jornal de Notícias, Porto

     Esta concertista de eleição... uma das nossas mais categorizadas instrumentistas de tecla, numa audição verdadeiramente notável. A fraseologia doce e quente que é apanágio de Manuela Gouveia. A música inconfundível saiu dos dedos prodigiosos de Manuela Gouveia como só os grandes intérpretes são susceptíveis de produzir.

  • Hamburger Abendblatt

     Manuela Gouveia bestach vom ersten Takt an mit der makellosen Klarheit und Leuchtkraft ihres ausgewogenen, strömenden Spiel ... ihrem ausgeprägten Formsinn... ihrem hockentwickelten Klangsinn.

  • Diario 16, Sevilla

     Manuela Gouveia brindó una espléndida ocasión para conocer el alto nivel interpretativo que vive el piano portugués... la elegancia y el mimo en la emisión del sonido... la belleza indudable de estas páginas fue dicha e expresada por Manuela Gouveia... través de una encomiable voluntad de desgranar fidedignamente el entramado creador del compositor.

  • Stuttgarter Zeitung

     In de Fallas Fantasia Baetica konnte Manuela Gouveia alles zusammenfassen, was ihr Spiel auszeichnet: Phantasie, südländisches Temperament und beträchtliche Viruosität.

  • A Ordem

     ... Os três poemas em prosa, peças interessantíssimas duma escrita pianística admirável a que Manuela Gouveia soube dar todo o relevo e originalidade... os três estudos e a suite de Debussy foram excepcionalmente bem interpretados... Excelentes o nebulado das sonoridades, o colorido dos efeitos, o jogo de nuances, a comunhão total da técnica e da mecânica com o talento e a capacidade do saber interpretar.

  • General-Anzeiger, Bonn

     Hörbar wurde ein Chopin voller Tïefen.schärfe, jenseits von aller sentimentalen oder leidenschaftlichen Effekthascherei, aber auch jenseits von aller pianistischer Eitelkeit ... Ausgezeichnet insbesondere auch ihr ebenso präzises wie feingliedrig nuanciertes Debussy-Spiel, höchst ausdrucksvoll.

  • O Comércio do Porto

     ... Beethoven, um dos criadores musicais para os quais Manuela Gouveia dir-se-ia particularmente fadada... o Rondo op. 129 foi admirável na exteriorização de todas as nuances... a Sonata op. 109 foi um primor – de bom gosto expositivo, com uma demonstração de sonoridades verdadeiramente beethovenianas, nos três movimentos.

  • Die Welt, Hamburg

     Manuela Gouveia entfaltete mit ausgeprägtem Sinn für klangliche Differenzierung alle Register ihres beträchtlichen Könnens.

Various performances filmed at SIPO

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