Nuno Cernadas

Nuno Cernadas
Phd student in the Arts

Trained at the music universities of Porto (Portugal), Budapest (Hungary), Freiburg and Karlsruhe (Germany), where he concluded his bachelor, master’s and soloist diplomas, the Portuguese pianist Nuno Cernadas is currently pursuing a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with a focus on the Piano Sonatas of Alexander Scriabin, under the supervision of world‐renowned pianists Jan Michiels and Håkon Austbø.
He is the prizewinner of several national Portuguese competitions as well as the 1st prize of the International Piano Competition “Pro‐Piano”, in Bucharest, Romania.

Important influences in his trajectory include pianist such as Fátima Travanca, Constantin Sandu, Gilead Mishory, Vitaly Margulis, Homero Francesch, Paul Badura‐Skoda and Dina Yoffe. Nuno has played with the Baden‐Baden Philharmoniker, Orquestra do Norte, Harmos Festival Orchestra under the conductors Tobias Drewelius, José Ferreira Lobo and Dirk Vermeulen. More recently, he has played with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under the baton of Nuno Coelho at the Great Hall of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

He has recorded for RTP (Portuguese Television and Radio) and Euroclassical.

Nuno Cernadas is currently Assistant Piano Professor at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. 

From February 2020 until February 2022, Nuno was appointed by the Erasmushogeschool Brussel as the Lead Researcher for the Erasmus+ international project New Skills 4 New Artists (NS4NA), funded by the European Commission, aiming to create a comprehensive training programme in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology and digital marketing skills for performing musicians. The project had its successful conclusion on February 25th 2022.

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