XVI International Competition Paços’ Premium


The XVI “Paços’ Premium” International Music Competition – 2023, which will cover the categories of Piano, Flute, Cello and Horn, will take place from the 30th of June to the 9th of July 2023, at Dr. Arménio Carvalho Auditorium of Paços de Brandão Music Academy (AMPB). The competition is geared to students in various levels of specialized artistic musical education: beginners, elementary, secondary and advanced.

This competition is held annually.


The goals of this competition include fostering the study of music, promoting learning exchanges among students from various schools and nationalities, encouraging students to achieve new levels of performance, and developing a taste for classical music.

Organizing Committee

The Competition’s Organizing Committee comprises the AMPB’s String, Wind and Keyboard Departments, under the artistic direction of Teacher Alexandra Trindade (President of Pedagogical Direction).