Hortênsia Music Festival
14th - 21st July 2023
Terceira, Azores - Portugal
The Hortênsia Music Festival is a yearly classical music festival located in the beautiful UNESCO world heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo on the island of Terceira, Azores.
Since 2017 Angra do Heroísmo has been the summer meeting point for a group of passionate professional musicians, both Portuguese and international. Over the course of this festival they offer diverse chamber music concerts and lead daily masterclasses for students of all ages. Such an environment of shared knowledge and artistic experiences creates unique opportunities for young music students to develop their capacities under professional guidance.
Through concerts and lessons, which are all open to the public, the Hortênsia Music Festival aims to promote the artistic interaction within the community by bringing together children, youth and adults around a common love for music.
The festival is made possible by the continuing generous support of the Câmara Municipal de Angra do Heroísmo and the Escola Básica e Secundária Tomás de Borba de Angra do Heroísmo.
The festival’s concerts typically present a varied repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Contemporary, with a focus on Classical and Romantic composers. The invited musicians come together in various chamber music ensembles, such as duos with piano, string trios, piano quartets and quintets.
The concerts take place in a number of beautiful locations, including historic churches, the iconic Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho and the Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo.
Our masterclass offers a wonderful opportunity for students of all ages to develop their musical abilities through daily individual lessons with experienced teachers and performers. In addition to their solo instrumental lessons, students can apply for chamber music coaching, which gives them a valuable experience in playing together with other participants of the festival.
The lessons are held at the Escola Básica e Secundária Tomás de Borba (EBSTB) de Angra do Heroísmo .
Masterclass 2023: 14th – 21st July 2023
Arrival date: 14th July
Departure date: 22nd July
Location: All individual and chamber music lessons, as well as practice rooms, are situated at the Escola Básica e Secundária Tomás de Borba de Angra do Heroísmo.
Lessons: Each student / ensemble will receive 3 lessons, plus public performance opportunities.
Lessons can be given in English, Portuguese and German.
Student Concert: All the participants are invited to perform in the final concerts, which will take place on the 19th and 21st of July.
Application Deadline: 15th June
Early application is recommended due to limited number of places.
Under 18 years of age / Internal Students of EBSTB: 75€
Over 18 years of age: 125€
Chamber music (duo, trio, quartet or quintet): 50€ per person
Solo + Chamber music:
Under 18 years of age / Internal Students: 100€
Over 18 years of age: 150€
Passive participants: Free entrance
Note: We offer 30% discount for siblings
Angra do Heroísmo has a variety of accommodation options. The Hortênsia Music Festival has an agreement with two wonderful local accommodations listed below, offering discounted prices for participants: Memória Boutique Hostel and My Angra Charming House.
Applications for the 2023 Hortênsia Music Festival 5th Edition are now closed.