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Rui Massena


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Rui Massena, a Portuguese musician and composer, has been playing the piano since the age of five and has been a conductor since he was 27.
When he released his second album of originals "Ensemble", he immediately reached number 1 on national sales charts in Portugal.
With a solo career of only three years, three original albums, he is now heard in more than 60 countries and has been chosen by the publisher Deutsche Grammophon as a contemporary global talent. His career indicates that we can trust him.
Massena has been selected to become a part of publisher Deutsche Grammaphon’s music compilation "Expo1" including 29 compositions by authors like Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter, John Cage, Philip Glass, Ólafur Arnalds.
"Solo", Universal Music, 2015
His first album of originals, reached number 2 on the sales charts in Portugal with an intimate language, conveying a focused tranquility. After 14 years conducting various orchestral ensembles, Rui Massena appears playing his own piano compositions as well as a duet with violin.
"Ensemble", Universal Music, 2016
His second album, rose to the top of the charts, occupying number 1 in Portugal. A new dimension is born with the help of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
“III”, Deutsche Grammophon, 2018
This album has just been released (3rd November). It is clear that electronics and the avant-garde were incorporated along the way. We also realize that the values of his music are there: calm and full of emotion.


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