Tuesday, 20 Jul 2021



We would like to inform you that tonight's concert, dedicated to the winners of the new “Young Interpreters Award”, will not feature the presence of Agostinho Sequeira due to last-minute unforeseen events related to the pandemic.

The FIMPV organization.

Tuesday, 22 Jun 2021

14th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition Final Results

The jury of the 14th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition (CICPV) - António Victorino D'Almeida (President), Alexandre Delgado and Carlos Azevedo - has just announced the selection of the two finalist compositions.

“Lucid Dream - Sonho Lúcido” by Francisco Lima da Silva

“Gargalo” by Catarina Sá Ribeiro

The final of the 14th CICPV will take place on July 18, at the Municipal Auditorium of Póvoa de Varzim, a concert that is part of the 43rd International Music Festival of Póvoa de Varzim.

At the end of the concert, expressly dedicated to the CICPV, interpreted by Ensemble Darcos and directed by Nuno Côrte-Real, the jury will announce the final order of the prizes.

The “Póvoa de Varzim City Council” prize (1st prize) is two thousand euros; the prize “Associação Pró-Música da Póvoa de Varzim” (2nd prize) is €1,000 and the “Prémio do Público” is €500.

In addition to the world premiere, in the concert as part of the 43rd edition of the Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival, the winning works will be edited in sheet music.

Monday, 24 May 2021

"FIMPV Jovens Intérpretes" Results Announcement

The Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival (FIMPV) launched this year, regarding its 43rd edition, an initiative entitled “FIMPV Jovens Intérpretes”. The objective was to help minimize the scarcity of opportunities for young Portuguese artists in the midst of the pandemic, emerging as an incentive to continue fighting for a career in the world of music.

Under the sponsorship of the Directorate-General for the Arts and the Póvoa de Varzim City Council, this initiative will give the young Portuguese musicians the opportunity to play in the FIMPV, at the concert on July 20, 2021. In addition to these entities, the contest featured also with the support of the Póvoa de Varzim Lions Club, which for the first time joins the FIMPV. According to its president, José Manuel Almeida, “this new partnership turns out to be a natural link between two entities that move towards common values ​​in favor of the service, support and dynamization of the local community”. On the part of the Póvoa de Varzim Pro-Music Association, the FIMPV organizing entity that also manages the Póvoa de Varzim Music School, Raúl da Costa said that “this link with the Póvoa de Varzim Lions Club is a source of pride and great satisfaction and will allow for a significant increase in support for young winning artists and will also be a platform for future support initiatives ”.

The list of award winners has already been announced, namely:

Agostinho Sequeira, solo percussion (Póvoa de Varzim Lions Club Award)

Pedro Borges, piano

Mariana Ribeiro, piano

RePercussion Trio, percussion trio

The event was attended by about 40 portuguese musicians and chamber music groups from different instruments, with the total amount of prizes distributed by the winners of more than 4000 euros.

The panel of judges was in charge of André Cunha Leal (RTP Antena 2, RTP Palco); João Marques (executive (1979-2018) and artistic (1989-2018) direction of FIMPV; Raquel Camarinha (soprano) and Raúl da Costa (pianist, artistic director and general coordinator of FIMPV).

The 43rd edition of FIMPV is scheduled for next July and will take place in multiple spaces and churches in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim.

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