Álvaro Teixeira Lopes is Professor in the Department of Communication and Art at Aveiro University, as well as the Artistic Director of Santa Cecilia International Competition (CISC), and Director of Curso de Música Silva Monteiro (CMSM). Álvaro Teixeira Lopes attended the Conservatório de Música do Porto and continued his studies in Vienna and Paris with Paul Badura Skoda, Noel Flores and Marian Ribicky. Awarded with several prizes, he developed intense national and international activities as a soloist and chamber musician and has been invited to play in some of the most prestigious festivals internationally.
Artistic director of several festivals, he has directed numerous Master-Classes in Portugal, France, Brazil, Taiwan, China, Spain and Italy. Frequently invited to join panels of piano competitions, he has been jury member of the Orbetello International Competition, Rospigliosi, Rina Sala Gallo, Iturbi, Compositores de España, Isidor Basič, Pro-Piano, Concours International de Piano de Lyon, Concours International d’Epinal, César Frank International Competition, Cleveland Virtualoso, Maestro Arts Taiwan, Porto Piano International Competition, Festival Internacional de Piano do Rio de Janeiro, and many others all over the world.