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Con Brio 2019 - Competition Finals

Con Brio 2019 - Competition Finals

Western classical | English | Age 6+

Experimental Theatre: NCPA | 300 Onwards
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Furtados’ Con Brio 2019 – More Schumania: Celebrating Women 

Western Music Festival & Piano Competition

In 2010, Anthony Gomes and Parvesh Java decided to memorialize John Gomes and celebrate Robert Schumann’s bicentenary by creating the first Con Brio, called Schumania. Today we embark on the tenth edition of the festival and this time we are celebrating Clara Schumann’s bicentenary. We offer you More Schumania where we celebrate Clara by showcasing the work of women composers’ right from the 11th century till the 21st. Clara was the first woman to achieve equal status to her male counterparts, not only as a composer but also as a pianist, thereby paving the way for other women composers and instrumentalists.

Competition Finals:

Sonam Lodhi will perform Clara Schumann’s unfinished piano concerto with ensemble led by Mika Nishimura. Marialena Fernandes, Judyline Fernandes, Joy Peter and Bianca Mendonca will perform the first movement of Fanny Hensel’s Piano Quartet in A flat. Subin Sebastian will sing arias by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini. Other composers include Cécile Chaminade, Germaine Tailleferre, Grace Williams, Libby Larsen and Lili Boulanger. Performers include Eshvita Menezes, Josh Henriques, Kevin Kirs Verstege, Jasiel Peter, Mark Troop, Nadine Crasto, Nakul Jogdeo, Priya Ann Sequeira and Sherna Doongaji. The competition finals and prize distribution will also be part of this programme.

An NCPA & Furtados Presentation

Late entry will not be permitted.


  • Age limit: 6+
  • Late entry will not be permitted. 
  • Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  • Children below six years including babies in arms not admitted.
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  • The event is subject to change and also governed by force majeure conditions.
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  • The consumption of alcohol and other banned substances is strictly prohibited.
  • All pagers and cell phones must be switched off inside the venue once the performance commences.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited.
  • In case of event cancellation, only the ticket price may be refunded. The service charge or any other charges paid for and included in the ticket sale, such as convenience charge or delivery charge will not be refunded.
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