12th Viseu International Music Spring Festival

The music’s magic is, once again, ready to be in Viseu. Next April the city will be flooded by some of the biggest names of the international music scene.
We invite you to feel, discover and live the Spring of Music in Viseu, Portugal.
One of our main goals is to create a diverse program. Competition, formation, creation, sensitization and musical enjoyment are the setting grounds to this festival.
From classical to contemporary music our audience will be able to enjoy instruments and vocal concerts, chamber music, orchestras, music executed by computers and the intersection of music with different kinds of arts.

In 2019, we will bring the music to as much as different audiences as we can. We will explain music, through pedagogic concerts, to children from different schools around Viseu and several children institutions with special needs, nursing homes and the local prison. The festival extends to masterclasses, dedicated to music students and professional musicians, and to 12th Conservatory’s Instrumentalists Competition.

With the International Competition in Guitar and Piano we want to put Viseu among the most relevant international festivals in Europe. In 2019, takes place the 3rd Viseu International Piano Competition, which we hope will bring to our city some of the best upcoming pianists in the world. For the winners there’s 13.500€ in prizes and a schedule of a couple of concerts around the world.

We want to thank Viseu’s City Hall, particularly to it´s President, Dr. Almeida Henriques, and the Culture Council, Dr. Jorge Sobrado, for all the support and enthusiasm with this project.
The Viseu International Spring Music Festival as established itself as a cultural reference in the region, as well in the national and international music scene.


The Artistic Director
José Carlos Sousa