Winners of the 1st International Chamber Music Competition “Cidade de Alcobaça”, held between March 29 and April 3, 2009, were Trio Impressions (Category A) and Messiaen Quartet (Category B).
The classification was ordered as it follows:
1st Place: Trio Impressões: Bernardo Pinhal (Piano), Vera Santos (Clarinet), Rui Ramos (Flute);
2nd Place: non assigned;
3rd Place: Trio “H3O”: Rui Lopes (Clarinet), Nathanael Santos (Viola), Pedro Costa (Piano).
1st Place: Messiaen Quartet: Alexey Mikhaylenko (Clarinet); Ksenia Berezina (Violino; Nikolay Shugaev (Cello) and Zlata Chochieva (Piano).
2nd Place: Matosinhos String Quartet: Vítor Vieira (Violin); Juan Carlos Maggiorani (Violin); Jorge Alves (Viola) e Marco Pereira (Cello).
3rd Place: Duo Humoresque: Clara Zaoui (Cello) e Xenia Mallarevitch (Piano)
Honorable Mention: Vintage Quartet: Iva Barbosa (Bb&Eb Clarinet); João Moreira (Bb Clarinet); José Eduardo (Bb Clarinet/Cor de Basset); Ricardo Alves (Bass Clarinet).
The jury was comprised of names such as António Rosa (Artistic Director), Sérgio Carolino, Pedro Burmester, Manuel Campos, Andre Martin, Jose Rafael Vilaplana and Jed Barahal.
The awards ceremony and winners’ concert took place on April 3rd at Cine-Teatro de Alcobaça – João d’Oliva Monteiro.