Thursday, 09 Jul 2020


The Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival announces today its 42nd edition. The Festival will take place between the 9th and 24th September 2020, following the legislation in force for all indoor concerts. With the desire to reach the largest number of public, all concerts will be broadcasted free of charge and live on the internet through RTP Palco and on the Festival's website.


Tickets will be available on August 1st at


The Póvoa de Varzim International Music Festival, organized by the Associação Pró-Música da Póvoa de Varzim, thanks the support of the local city council, the Direção Geral das Artes, the State Secretariat for Tourism and the Radio and Television of Portugal.


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Friday, 26 Jun 2020

13rd Finalists

The 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition announces the finalist works:

"As Estruturas de Solaris" - Lucas Rei Ramos "Ministério do Caos" - Manuel Brásio 

The final round will take place on 20th of September in a concert integrated in the 42nd Póvoa de Varzim  International Music Festival, with Drumming - Grupo de Percussão. 

The FIMPV Direction and Executive Commssion appreciates the participation of all competitors.

Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020

Extension of the application deadline

The FIMPV hereby announces te extension of the application deadline for the 13th Póvoa de Varzim International Composition Competition due to the exceptional situation that the country and the world is currently facing.

For that reason, the deadline for the application is postponed to May 29th, 2020, with the results of the finalists being announced in the final of June, 2020, on date to be confirmed.

The guest ensemble for this edition is the Drumming Grupo de Percussão. The works composed should use at least four instruments of this formation up to a maximum of five instrumentalists.

For more information, see the competition rules HERE.

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