My work aims at passing the pedagogic and musical heritage I have obtained from the master I had the privilege to work with to the new generation of pianists and piano pedagogues.
Developing sonority and providing the technical skills needed for the artistic interpretation is another not less important component of my work. Preparing my students for their career as pianists and/or pedagogues means offering them a solid preparation for their working lives.
I am also offering specialised training in applied pedagogics for piano initiation for children and adults.
I am convinced that music is a source of personal enrichment and energy for every human being.
Manuela teaches private master classes in several cities and countries such as: Barcelona, Spain; Brussels, Belgium; Óbidos and Porto, Portugal. Be sure to check the upcoming events for more. She devotes special attention to the interpretation of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven whose works she had the privilege of working with Helena Costa, Paul Badura Skoda, and Wllhelm Kempff.
Since 1996, SIPO – Óbidos International Piano Master Classes & Festival – is a landmark in the international music landscape. We are happy and proud to welcome artists of exceptional reputation in the world of music, offering musical moments of rare quality within a highly diversified festival programme. The charm and hospitality of the medieval town of Óbidos have also considerably contributed to the success of this extraordinary cultural event.
Manuela Gouveia is the Artistic Director for SIPO, an week long annual event which combines piano master classes, daily musical concerts and an art exhibition.
Manuela is regularly invited to participate in international festivals and to be a jury in piano competitions.
Her repertory as a soloist and with orchestra ranges from baroque to contemporary works and frequently includes works of Portuguese composers.
She is also particullarly appreciated for her masterclasses.
If you are interested in working with her, please feel free to contact.