António Rosado has a nationally and internationally recognized career, a corollary of his talent and taste for diversity, expressed in an extensive pianistic repertoire that includes works by composers as different as Georges Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Albéniz or Liszt.
This versatility allowed him to present, for the first time in Portugal, outstanding works such as Enescu’s Sonatas or Liszt’s Paraphrases, being the first Portuguese pianist to perform the integrals of the Preludes and also the Etudes by Claude Debussy. His recitals also include the interpretation of all Mozart’s Sonatas.
He performed on stage for the first time at the age of four. He started his musical studies with his father and continued at the National Conservatory of Music in Lisbon, where he finished the Higher Piano Studies with twenty marks. At the age of sixteen he left for Paris, and became a disciple of Aldo Ciccolini at the Conservatory of Music, attending also his master classes in Siena and Biella (Italy).
In 1980, he made his concert debut with the Orchestre National de Toulouse, under the direction of Michel Plasson, and since then he has played with numerous international orchestras and notable conductors such as Georg Alexander Albrecht, Moshe Atzmon, Franco Caracciolo, Pierre Dervaux, Arthur Fagen, Léon Fleischer, Silva Pereira, Claudio Scimone, David Stahl, Marc Tardue and Ronald Zollman.
In chamber music, he has also performed with prestigious musicians such as Aldo Ciccolini, Maurice Gendron, Margarita Zimermann, Gerardo Ribeiro or Paulo Gaio Lima, with whom he presented the entire works of Beethoven for cello and piano.
Laureate of the Maurice Ravel International Academy and the Perosi International Academy, António Rosado was distinguished by the Vianna da Motta and Alfredo Casella International Competitions of Naples. These awards were the international recognition of his virtuosity and the impetus for a brilliant career, with recitals and concerts all over the world and participation in various festivals.
In the 90’s, he was the pianist chosen by TF1 to record and broadcast three programs. He has participated numerous times in the Macao Festival since the 1980s. Among his recitals featuring complete works, the presentation of Mozart’s Sonatas and, in 2012, of the 32 Beethoven Sonatas are highlights.
In 2007 he was distinguished by the French Government with the degree of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.
His discography includes works by Enescu, Vianna da Motta, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Rachmaninoff, having collaborated with soloists such as Gerardo Ribeiro and Artur Pizarro, and ensembles such as the Symphonic NDR of Hamburg and the Orquestra Nacional do Porto. Portuguese music is also an important part of his discography, namely works of the composers Fernando Lopes-Graça (the entire Piano Sonatas, the Festive Music and the eight Suites In Memoriam of Béla Bartók), Armando José Fernandes (Prelúdios) and Luís de Freitas White (Preludes).