Award-winning Portuguese pianist
Nuno da Silva Marques is currently based in
New York City where he is pursuing his doctoral
degree at Rutgers University with Prof. Min Kwon.
He is one of the most sought-after Portuguese
pianists of his generation.
His previous studies include an Advanced Diploma in
piano at NYU- Steinhardt School with Prof. José
Ramón Méndez where he was awarded the prestigious
Reinhold Scholarship which supported his studies and
granted him the opportunity to make his New York
Mr. Marques graduated from the Guildhall School of
Music and Drama in London, where he studied with
Artur Pizarro and Caroline Palmer. He has also
completed his Master’s Degree in Advanced Piano
Performance at the Royal College of Music in London,
with Niel Immelman and a second Master’s degree in
Instrumental Pedagogy, at the Aveiro University,
Portugal. His studies have been sponsored by the
European Union (Dfes), NYU- Reinhold Foundation,
Fundação Gulbenkian and the AAMSL.
Nuno Marques had the opportunity to work with
important pianists such as Irina Zaritzkaya, Vitaly
Margoulis, Alexander Kobrin, Dominique Weber, or
Lazar Berman; and chamber music with, Bernard
Greenhouse (Beaux Arts Piano Trio), Takaks Quartet,
Florestan Piano Trio, Gary Hoffman and Ilia Grubert.
He was also awarded prizes in piano competitions in
London and Portugal.
As a soloist Mr. Marques performed with the Artave
Orchestra and the Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), and
recorded for Antena2 Radio Portugal and Centro
He is committed to chamber music and is a founding
member of the Vianna da Motta Piano Trio with whom
he recorded a CD for Centro Atlantico. The Vianna da
Motta Piano Trio were prizewinners at the Prémio
Jovens Músicos competition (Portugal) and were also
invited to play for the President and the Prime
Minister of Portugal. Mr. Marques took part in
numerous chamber formations touring extensively
throughout Europe. With a wide interest in
contemporary music, he has performed with leading
contemporary music ensembles, also having
commissioned and premiered many works for solo piano
His most recent concerts took him to countries such
as Portugal, Spain, France, England, Germany, Serbia
and Switzerland where he performed at renowned music
halls and festivals.
In 2015 Mr. Marques embarked on an eight concert
tour in China and had his debut at Carnegie Hall,
New York. He was also invited to take part in the
World Piano Congress in Serbia, where he played a
recital and gave a masterclass.
Nuno Marques is the founder and artistic director of