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, offering musical moments of rare quality within a highly diversified festival programme. The charm and hospitality of the medieval town of Óbidos have also considerably contributed to the success of this extraordinary cultural event.

Manuela Gouveia, Artistic Director
Master classes

Since 2011, the “Antena 2” prize is awarded by the classical Portuguese radio station Antena 2. The prize consists of one live recital performed within the series “Open concerts“ in Lisbon, recorded and transmitted by the radio station and two further recitals in different locations.

The prize is awarded by the public and the faculty of SIPO to the students whose artistic performance is considered to be outstanding. The winners of the Antena 2 Prize in 2018 are Wenfang Han (China) and Mei Li (China).

In 2019, the “Antena 2” worths 1000€.

2020 poster


I was so delighted to have a great time in Obidos. I’ve learnt a lot from
my colleagues, masterclasses and also performance opportunity. Thank
you so much for everything.

Jiin Kim, China

I wanted to thank you again for the most amazing time in Obidos! I loved the whole thing and am so grateful for the opportunity of the broadcast on Antena 2! It was one of the best experiences I have had! The masterclasses were amazing and I learnt so much! And I found it very inspiring. I look forward to next years course!

Yasmine Rowe, UK

Acudí a la XXIII SIPO buscando una experiencia musical veraniega enriquecedora y me encontré con una experiencia VITAL inolvidable: la excelencia artística de todas las actividades organizadas por Manuela Gouveia y su equipo va acompañada de una calidad – y calidez humana que contribuyen a crear un clima de confianza en el que profesores y alumnos dan lo mejor de sí mismos.”

Nuria Díaz Mera, Spain

It was a very good experience. The teachers are fabulous, I learned a lot with them and that’s what is important for my future career as a pianist. I also enjoyed meeting participants from all over the world and made great friends.

Sara Guitiérrez, Spain

Its the third time I participate in SIPO. I think it’s a great festival, very enriching. We meet people from all over the world and make many friends. It is very fortunate to be able to work with these great masters and in Óbidos, on top of all. I recommend the master classes to anyone who wants to achieve a good level.

André Piolanti, Portugal

This was my first time in Portugal and in Europe. I loved SIPO. It was my teacher who advised me to come and meet such talented teachers. This was a unique opportunity and well worth it. I learned a lot. Companionship was also very good and I adored Óbidos. The organization made every effort possible to provide us with an enjoyable stay.

Jason Drake, USA

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