Daniil Trifonov with the Gulbenkian Orchestra © Marcia Lessa
The Pianomania! festival took place in January 2018 at the Grand Auditorium of the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, including pianists like Daniil Trifonov, Menahem Pressler, Beatrice Rana, Elisabeth Leonskaja and the piano duo Mario Laginha & Pedro Burmester. Established in 1956 as a Portuguese foundation for the whole of humanity, the Gulbenkian Foundation’s original purpose focused on fostering knowledge and raising the quality of life of persons throughout the fields of the arts, charity, science and education. Since then, the Foundation invites musicians from all over the world to perform in the nice city of Lisbon.