The Academy

The Bomtempo Music Academy was the starting point of this cultural project. Its main achievements in 2016 were the International Festival of Oeiras “Music at the Palace”, with the support of Oeiras Town Hall, and the Music Festival “Filipe de Sousa” in Mafra, organized with the support of the Mafra Town Hall and Jorge Álvares Foundation.
These festivals were attended by renowned piano and chamber music names, both from the national and international panorama, and also the Orchestra of Cascais and Oeiras, with its principal conductor, Nikolay Lalov, and the Orquestra do Norte, conducted by maestro José Ferreira-Lobo, bringing to a diverse public, frequently not acquainted to attend concert halls,  repertoires of reference in the history of Western music. The musical offering of these festivals that, thanks to its success in 2016, will be performed again in 2017, is a bet on the internationalization of Portugal as a stage of interaction between established international names and Portuguese musicians of different generations.