Since 1996, SIPO is a landmark in the international music landscape. We are happy and proud to welcome artists of exceptional reputation in the world of music, teaching master classes and offering musical moments of rare quality within a highly diversified festival program. The charm and hospitality of the medieval town of Óbidos also contribute to the success of this extraordinary cultural event.
Since 2011, the “Antena 2” prize is awarded by the classical Portuguese radio station Antena 2. As of 2019, the prize is a joint prize of Antena 2 and the organizer of SIPO, the Association of International Master Classes, ACIM, and has changed its name to „Prize Antena 2/ SIPO“.
It consists of one live recital performed within the Antena 2 “Open concerts“ series in Lisbon, recorded and transmitted by the radio station, two further recitals in different locations and a monetary prize worth 1000 €.
The prize is awarded by the public and the faculty of SIPO to the students whose artistic performance in the final concert of the master classes is considered to be outstanding. The winners of the Antena 2 Prize in 2019 are Katalin Gonda (Hungary) and Muzi Zhao (China).2021 poster