St Bride's: Music - Nuno Lucas – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Nuno Lucas – piano

Tuesday, 28 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Nuno Lucas – piano

W A Mozart

Piano Sonata no. 18 in D, K. 576

Carl Vine

Five Bagatelles

R Schumann

Abegg Variations op. 1

I Albeniz

Iberia - Book 3

'El Albaicin'

Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Nuno Lucas started taking piano lessons at the age of eight in Academia de Música de Lagos in Portugal with João Rosa. Alongside his passion for piano, Nuno started flute lessons at the age of nine and the flute has been a familiar instrument to him ever since. Nuno graduated with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Music degree from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, under the tuition of Michael Young and Benjamin Frith. He is currently studying at the Royal College of Music on the Master of Music course, under the tuition of Leon McCawley. Nuno is also very grateful to Talent Unlimited UK and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust for supporting his studies in London, after giving him the Derek Butler Award.

In his own country, Nuno has been a prizewinner in several national and international piano competitions including the International Competition Cidade do Fundão, Concurso Internacional de Música Cidade de Almada, IX Prémio Nacional Elisa de Sousa Pedroso, and the 20th National Estoril Competition. In the United Kingdom, Nuno was a finalist of the EPTA UK Piano Competition 2015, and the winner of the Eric Hodges Beethoven Competition 2015, the RWCMD Concerto Competition 2016, the Mary Rees Chopin Prize 2016, and the Trevor Pugsley Prize for Piano performance. Nuno was also one of the finalists of the RWCMD Ian Stoutzker prize 2018 - an award for the most outstanding performer at the college.

Nuno has also participated in several masterclasses with Angela Hewitt, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Stephen Hough, Boris Berman, Tamara Stefanovich, Peter Jablonski, Artur Pizarro and Paul Badura-Skoda. Nuno has been performing regularly in the U K, Portugal and Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, important performances include Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra in St David's Hall, under the baton of conductor David Jones.

Portuguese pianist Nino Lucas is currently studying at the Royal College of Music on the Master of Music course, under the tuition of Leon McCawley. Nuno is also very grateful to Talent Unlimited UK and The Countess of Munster Musical Trust for supporting his studies in London. Nuno has been a prizewinner in several national and international piano competitions in his country and in the United Kingdom. He has been performing regularly in the United Kingdom, Portugal and Italy. As a soloist and chamber musician, important performances include Prokofiev's Piano Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra with the Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra in St David's Hall, under the baton of conductor David Jones.