Santa Cecília International Competition
June 21 to 28, 2024 – main category
July 17 to 20, 2024 – junior categories
With more than 50 years of history, the Santa Cecília International Piano Competition (CISC) is one of the largest and oldest piano competitions. Managed by the Curso de Música Silva Monteiro, since 2012 has been internationalised and brought together thousands of participants, including Portuguese and others candidates from a dozen different nationalities. CISC inscribes Porto as a meeting point and a musical talent lever of promising pianistic careers. The confluence of professional and specific audiences, not only in the public competitions and final concert, but also through the Piano Marathon and Masterclasses make this competition a celebration.
At the same time, the Santa Cecília International Festival takes place annually and invites former candidates from previous editions of the competition to perform again, nourishing and prolonging the relationship between the performers and the city’s audiences through music.