gfa viola masterclass

3 - 8 August 2020

JANO LISBOA (Viola) Portugal |


Jano Lisboa is 1st prize winner in both Viola and Chamber Music categories in the Prémio Jovens Músicos in Portugal and Prizewinner in the Watson Forbes International Viola Competition (Scotland 2009) achieving also the “test piece best performance” prize. He is also the winner of the 2006 NEC Mozart Concerto Competition in Boston, USA. Jano Lisboa was awarded with a Merit Citizen’s Medal in Portugal.

He traded the piano for the viola at the age of 13. With a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation and from the New England Conservatory he travelled to Boston to study with Kim Kashkashian where he graduated with a Masters of Music diploma. Mr. Lisboa was member of the Quatuor Benaïm in the 2007-08 season with whom he toured through Europe, Japan and Israel. He was also member of the Munich Chamber Orchestra from 2008 to 2013. Presently, he is the 1. Principal Violist of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
He performed solo and chamber music recitals all around the world. Jano Lisboa has played in prestigious venues such as the Philharmonie in Munich and Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Boston’s Jordan Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, Munich’s Herkulessaal and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Mr. Lisboa has performed solo concertos with the major Portuguese Orchestras among them the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra. He played the Takemitsu Viola Concerto with Junichi Hirokami and the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in Riga. He has recently
performed the Hummel’s Potpourri with Christoph Poppen and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.
Jano Lisboa is a regular guest in various chamber music festivals where he has shared the stage with great artists such as Lisa Batiashvili, Leif Ove Andsnes, Antje Weithaas, Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann, Maximilian Hornung, Christian Poltera, Herbert Schuch, Matthias Höfs, Peter
Donohoe, the Endellion String Quartet, Carmina Quartett and Kuss Quartett.
Jano Lisboa plays a 1932 Etore Siega viola.