Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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Giving over fifteen concerts each year, the Cupertinos have presented around 300 works to date, including over 120 modern premieres. Several of these unpublished works have been transcribed from their original sources by members of the Cupertinos themselves under the guidance of music director Luís Toscano and musicologist Professor José Abreu (University of Coimbra and ESMAE).
Besides the International Festival of Portuguese Polyphony that they host, the Cupertinos have participated in renowned music festivals in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany. The group’s UK debut in the ‘Choral at Cadogan’ concert series was followed by performances at the Laus Polyphoniae festival in Antwerp and at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Since 2022 the Cupertinos have been members of REMA (Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne), the most prominent European network dedicated to the safeguarding and dissemination of early music, with 134 members and representatives from over twenty countries.
The Cupertinos are renowned as ‘true ambassadors of Portuguese polyphony’, and this epithet has been greatly enhanced by their three earlier albums, dedicated in turn to Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo and Pedro de Cristo. Released by Hyperion, these recordings appear regularly on classical radio stations across Europe and North America, and have been acclaimed by BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Choir & Organ and Chorzeit, among others. Their debut album was nominated for a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik, and won a 2019 Gramophone Award in the ‘Early Music’ category. They were finalists in the 2020 ‘PLAY—Portuguese Music Awards’ and in 2021 were winners in the PLAY Best Classical Album category.