Adriano Jordão

Mr. Jordão was born in Angola in 1946.

He studied in Portugal with Helena Sá e Costa and other teachers. In 1967, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation offered him a grant, which enabled him to do a year of advanced study in the United States of America. In 1969, after completed the National Conservatory of Lisbon advanced course with the highest distinction, in Helena Matos class, he continued to study in Paris, under the guidance of Yvonne Lefébure.

He won awards in several Portuguese and international competitions, including the 1st Prize in the Debussy International Competition in France.

Adriano Jordão’s artistic career has taken him all over Europe, North and South America, as well as Africa and Asia.

He has collaborated with all Portuguese top conductors as well as international famous conductors such as Alain Lombard, Sandor Végh, Claudio Scimone, Van Remoortel, Richard Treiber, Christian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, David Epstein, Peter Feranec, Nicholas Kremmer, Nicholas Braithwake, Muhai Tang, Yuan Fang or Chen Zou Huang.

A lover of the human voice he collaborated with superstars as Ileana Cotrubas, Peter Schreier, Teresa Berganza, Katia Ricciarelli, Julia Hamari, Lella Cuberli or Alfredo Kraus.

Founder and Director of the FIMM for the first five years, Artistic Director of the Casa de Mateus or the Azores Festival in all their editions, and also Director of the Sintra Festival.

With a degree in Law, by the Lisbon University, he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Government as well as the Merit Medal of the Sovereign Order of Malta, among other distinctions in 2018 he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Brasilia

From 2004 until 2011 he was Portugal Cultural Counselor in Brazil and from 2013 until 2016 member of the board of Opart, running the National Opera and Ballet.

In October 2016, he visited Macao, where he was invited by the Government of Macao to participate in the XXX Macao International Music Festival, which he founded in 1986 and began with this recital to commemorate his fifty years of artistic career.

In parallel with his activity as a pianist, Adriano Jordão is, since 2016, the Artistic Director of the Mafra Music International Festival.

Photo: Adriano Jordão