Sipo Junior 2024


APRIL 3rd - 6th, 2024

10:00 – 13:00 | 14:30 – 17:30




Manuela Gouveia | Paulo Oliveira | Cristiano Holtz


The Sipo Junior 2024 Days are organized by ACIM with the support of the Municipality.
It is a two-pronged Music Education project – Master Piano Classes and “Clavicórdio” Seminar.

Piano Master Classes

The objective of the program is to encourage and stimulate the musical development of less advanced and give more advanced students the opportunity to prepare their academic future.

They are aimed at the improvement and musical development of young piano students, from 4th to 8th grade.

The master classes will be given by Professors Manuela Gouveia and Paulo Oliveira.

“Clavicord” Seminar

The seminar consists of an individual introduction to the instrument.

Professor Cristiano Holtz will be in charge of the seminar classes.

Classes will be in person. We emphasize the importance of all participants attending all classes with the aim of achieving greater pedagogical benefit.

Master classes and seminar times: from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April.

On April 6th, at 5pm, the students’ concert will take place.

Location: Óbidos Municipal Auditorium

Master classes are public.

Students may choose the program they want to work on.

Students are advised to present a work by J.S. Bach for the “Clavicórdio” seminar.

Participation diplomas will be awarded to active students.

Commented Concerts

They will take place on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of April, at 7pm and will be performed by the Teachers.


SIPO junior

APRIL 3rd - 6TH, 2024

Price from January 1, 2024: €150
2x45m lessons – one class with each Prof.
Attendance to all classes
Attendance to the Seminar
Attendance at all concerts
1h daily study
Participation in the final concert – with the agreement of Profs.

SIPO JUNIOR Competition

Optional participation

In addition to the repertoire planned by the student, the best interpretation of op.9 n°2, Chula, from “Scenas Portuguesas” by José Vianna da Motta (1868-1948) will receive as a prize an entry into the SIPO 2024 Master Classes.



The number of participants is limited. Registration is open until March 29, 2024.

Registration must be done using the online form. Your registration will only be validated after payment has been duly confirmed.

Payments by check are not accepted. If your registration is canceled due to lack of places, your payment will be refunded in full.

If it is not possible to carry out the planned program due to force majeure, the registration costs will be refunded in full.

The payment has to be effected via bank transfer to the account:

ACIM (Associação de Cursos de Música)

Caixa Geral de Depósitos, P-2510 Óbidos, Portugal

IBAN PT50 0035 0543 0000 3888 830 23


Bank transferal charges are not included in the enrolment fee and are the sole responsibility of the participants.

Please mention SIPO Junior and the name of the participant.

I. Enrolment

1.1 – The enrolment form must be sent along with the bank transfer receipt (PT50 0035 0543 0000 3888 830 23) to the Association of International Music Courses (ACIM), in the total amount of the enrolment.

1.2 – The maximum number of enrolments for the realization of master classes is 10 participating students, with no limit for listeners. In the case of enrolments received after reaching the maximum number of vacancies, the organization will reimburse payments made.

II. Operational issues

2.1 – Professor Manuela Gouveia is in charge of the artistic direction of SIPO.

2.2 –
The master classes will be held in Óbidos, at the municipal auditorium of Óbidos.

2.3 –
 The master classes will take place at the dates indicated and according to the pre-established time schedules between ACIM and the students.

2.4 –
 Within the set time the teacher will organize the class.

2.5 –
Accommodation, breakfast and lunch will be the responsibility of each student.

2.6 – Participants and listeners who participate in all activities will receive a certificate attesting their participation in the master classes.

2.7 – The participants have the possibility to perform in the final concerts of the master classes according to the indications of the teachers.

2.8 – The registration includes 2 individual classes with each teacher of the faculty.

2.9 –
 Participants must bring clean and reliable source scores from the works they intend to work with the teacher.

2.10 – Participants are entitled to 1 hour of study per day.

2.11 – Participants that cause material damage to the facilities where master classes take place or to other materials will have to assume the responsibility. If they are minors, their guardians will be made responsible.

2.12 – Master class participants are entitled to free entrance to the concerts.

III. Final dispositions

3.1 – Enrolment in the master classes presupposes the full acceptance of this regulation.

3.2 – The organization reserves the right to record sound, images or video of the activities of the master classes, so that the participants, when registering, waive any rights to such recordings.