"I believe that every student, regardless of age or experience, should be able to reach their full potential. Music should be a natural part of their lives, and what they learn at the piano can be used in everything they do."
Pianist Nuno Marques is from Porto, Portugal and came to the United States to study at New York University and Rutgers University. He began playing the piano at the age of four. “My great-grandmother was a pianist and most of my family learned to play the piano, so it was a natural thing for me to be immersed in music and to learn the piano”.
Nuno enjoys playing works by a wide range of composers. “I love to play Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt, because of the way they explore sound and how they bring together musical content and the pianistic craft. I enjoy performing; mostly solo, but also in duo or larger formations. It's always a great experience, to learn the repertoire and play it for audiences in different places”. Nuno is the founder and director of Porto Pianofest, an international piano festival where students have the opportunity to perform in public as well as work closely with world-class pianists.
Nuno is also a deeply committed teacher. "I believe that every student, regardless of age or experience, should be able to reach their full potential. Music should be a natural part of their lives, and what they learn at the piano can be used in everything they do. Learning to play the piano is not always an easy or straight path, but it's very rewarding. I try to bring to my lessons my own experience as a performer, to show the students what is the final product of our work”.
In Nuno’s free time he enjoys watching movies, cooking and photography. He loves to travel and to find new places to photograph.