Maria João Pires nominee for the 2014 Grammy Awards – Los Angeles, USA

mjoão“Portuguese piano virtuoso, Maria João Pires, was nominated for the 2014 56th Grammy Awards in the “Best Classical Instrumental Solo” category, for her interpretation of Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960, for the Deutsche Gramophon label.

This is the second time Pires is a nominee for a Grammy. She was first nominated in 2009. The awards ceremony will take place on January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (…)

Considered one of the greatest piano concert performers in the world, she gave her first recital at the age of five and made her first public performance at the age of seven with Mozart’s Piano Concertos. At the age of nine she received Portugal’s highest award for young musicians. She gained international fame in 1970, after winning the Beethoven Bicentennial Competition in Brussels. (…)”

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