“I play at my own risk”
Born into a family of musicians and artists, Luisa began musical studies in childhood.
She joined the Santa Cecilia Academy of Music at the age of four and by the age of sixteen had her general musical course completed at
the Lisbon Conservatory.
She started composing equally early.
After four years developing her technique with a private Russian teacher she decided to go to Porto to complete the piano Upper Course in
After leaving Porto she entered Évora University to take her masters degree in piano performance.
“Sound moves me”
Luisa's highest dedication, while studying the instrument, was to find a proper piano sound, to uncover(no matter the time it takes) a deep
understanding of the musical construction, style, feeling and ideas beneath any piano piece she played. Sometimes trading efficiency in
favor of the need for consistency with herself.
Probably that stubborn heart committed work led to improvising, as in the old cadenzas.The knowledge of each piece develops deeply over
time and gives opportunity for a deconstruction game.
Novel and intelligent musical ideas can inform a new piece.