5 Encores for Beethoven

5 Encores for Beethoven

"5 Encores for Beethoven" marks Beethoven's 250th birthday, establishing a bridge between the past and the present, with the commission and world premiere of 5 new musical compo...

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"5 Encores for Beethoven" marks Beethoven's 250th birthday, establishing a bridge between the past and the present, with the commission and world premiere of 5 new musical compositions from current day Portuguese composers.

In 2020 we celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday!

Given the importance and relevance of Beethoven in music history, his 250th birthday is being celebrated around the world. As a pianist and as an admirer of his works, I decided to create an original project for this occasion; one that would establish a bridge between the past and the present, to serve as a connection with the music of our days. 

"5 Encores for Beethoven" presents 5 new compositions for piano written specifically for this anniversary by Portuguese composers of my generation. Composers include: Nuno da Rocha, Tiago Cabrita, Luís Soldado, Gonçalo Gato, and Tiago Derriça. Each new and original piece will be performed as an encore after one of the 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos. Performances will take place throughout the year in several different cities in Portugal. 

As a donor, you will have an active role in celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday. As well, you will help support the creation and distribution of new artistic works by Portuguese composers. These new musical compositions will be available in print through Ava Musical Editions and a recording of the pieces will be made available on Youtube.

About the author

Pianist Marta Menezes has dedicated several projects to the dissemination of Portuguese music, in Portugal and abroad. In 2013, she received 1st Prize at the International Piano Competition Nice - Côte D'Azur "Simone Delbert-Février" and won the Beethoven Competition at the Royal College of Music in London. Marta has received several additional awards in international competitions in Portugal, Spain and France.

She has presented recitals as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, in the United States, Cape Vert and China. As a soloist, she performed with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Orchestre Régional de Cannes, Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras, Symphony Orchestra from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, Camerata MusArt, Camerata Amicis, among others, under conductors such as Nicolas Simon, Pedro Neves, Nikolay Lalov, Vasco Azevedo, Gareguin Aratiounian, Carlos Silva, and Louis Lohraseb. 

Marta was awarded the Silver Medal of Honor and Distinction - "Medalha de Prata de Valor e Distinção"- by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in acknowledgement of her artistic accomplishments in 2014. In 2015 she released her first CD, which received an award at Global Music Awards, in the USA.

She holds a Bachelor degree from Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, under Miguel Henriques, and a Master of Music from the same institution, under the tutelage of Miguel Henriques and Jorge Moyano, having completed the course with the highest grade. She completed a Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in London with distinction, under Dmitri Alexeev. Marta is finising her Doctoral studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied under Arnaldo Cohen, with a dissertation about "Works for Piano and Orchestra by Portuguese Composers".

www.martamenezes.com

Upcoming concerts:

February 8th - Teatro Virgínia, Torres Novas. Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa

February 9th - Teatro Thalia, Lisbon.Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa

March 1st - Cine-Teatro Paraíso, Tomar. Orquestra Sinfónica de Thomar

March 28th - Centro Cultural Raiano, Idanha-a-Nova. Orquestra Sem Fronteiras

May 23rd - Cine-Teatro São Pedro, Alcanena. Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil

Budget and due dates

The amount raised is intended to support the costs of: commissioning the score, editing, revising and printing the score, professional audio recording of the 5 pieces, campaign rewards (including shipping cost) and crowdfunding fees.

Timetable:

January to December: performance of Beethoven's 5 Piano Concertos, and world premiere of the 5 Encores.

April: recording of Encores nos. 1, 2 and 3

November: recording of Encores nos. 4 and 5

December 2020: edition of the score by AvA Musical Editions (after the premiere of all Encores).

Rewards

Delivered at the conclusion of the crowdfunding, except in the case of the score, which will be sent in December 2020, after all the works have been premiered by the pianist.

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Für Elise

    You will receive a personalized thank you message by the pianist.

    17 backers

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    20€ or more

    Appassionata

    You will receive a CD of works by Nuno da Rocha or Luís Soldado (of your choice), signed by the composer. (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    17 backers

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    35€ or more

    Kreutzer

    You will receive the score of the 5 Encores signed by the composers and the pianist, as a souvenir of Beethoven's 250th birthday. (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    8 backers

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    Coriolan

    You will receive the score of the 5 Encores signed by the composers and the pianist, with a mention of your support in the preface, as a "Silver Sponsor". (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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    Razumovsky

    If you are curious about what it would be like to receive a piano lesson from a professional pianist, this is your opportunity! You will have a lesson with Marta Menezes, in Lisbon, and your name will be mentioned in the preface of the score of the 5 Encores as a "Silver Sponsor".

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    13 backers

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    70€ or more

    Eroica

    There is nothing link attending a live concert. You will receive a two free tickets to one of Marta's concerts with orchestra, along with a score of the 5 Encores signed by the composers and the pianist. Your name will also be mentioned in the preface, as a "Silver Sponsor". (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    6 backers

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    Emperor

    Share the rewards with your friends! You will receive two double tickets to attend two concerts with piano and orchestra (subject to availability), 3 signed scores of the 5 Encores, and the "Gold Sponsor" badge in the preface to the score. (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    5 backers

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    9th Symphony

    What about going to an orchestra rehearsal for the first time, and getting to know the musicians and the pianist up close? You will also receive two double tickets to attend two concerts (subject to availability), 3 autographed scores of the 5 Encores, and the "Gold Sponsor" badge in the preface to the score. (If you live outside of Portugal, please add 6 € to your donation, for covering the shipping costs).

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    Fidelio

    Organize a different soirée for your friends, with a private recital by pianist Marta Menezes, which will include works by Beethoven. Your name will also be mentioned as "Platinum Sponsor" in the preface to the score of the 5 Encores, which you will receive signed by the composers and the pianist. (For recitals outside the Greater Lisbon region, travel and accommodation costs shall be added. Availability Sep-Dec 2020)

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Wed, 08/04/2020 - 11:24

Payout completed

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Wed, 08/04/2020 - 09:37

Obrigada! Thank you!

Amigos, O meu muito obrigada a todos os que apoiaram e que acreditaram neste projecto. Foi com grande alegria que recebi a notícia de que superámos o objectivo!  Dadas as actu...

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06/04/2020

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  • Marta Menezes

    Obrigada! Thank you!

    Amigos,
    O meu muito obrigada a todos os que apoiaram e que acreditaram neste projecto. Foi com grande alegria que recebi a notícia de que superámos o objectivo! 
    Dadas as actuais circunstâncias, o calendário sofreu alguns ajustes, mas o meu empenho e motivação mantêm-se. Darei notícias em breve.
    Sem a ajuda de todos não teria sido possível concretizar esta ideia, muito obrigada!
    Marta

    Dear friends,
    Thank you very much for your support and for believing in my project. It is with a great pleasure that I announce that the crowdfunding surpassed the goal! I will be able to move forward with "5 Encores for Beethoven" as I wished.
    Given the present circumstances, the calendar will be adjusted. I will send you news soon. 
    Thank you again for helping me reach this goal; without you this wouldn't have been possible.
    Marta

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