Joana Gama is a Portuguese pianist who has participated in multiple projects, both as a soloist and within collaborations, not only in classical music, but also in the fields of cinema, dance, theatre, and experimental music. Recent projects have been released on labels such as Room40, mpmp, Shhpuma and Pianola, garnering critical acclaim.
In 2017, Gama defended her doctoral thesis Performance studies on Portuguese contemporary music for piano: the particular case of evocative music of elements of the Portuguese culture at the University of Évora, with a scholarship granted by the Portuguese government. In 2016, supported by Portuguese classical radio station Antena 2, Joana also dedicated herself to SATIE.150 – A celebration in the form of an umbrella, which marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of the French composer Erik Satie.
The posture and grace in Gama’s playing is a result of her schooling in both music and ballet from a young age, and infuses her performances with a unique expressiveness.
For more information, visit www.joanagama.com.