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News / Jul 11, 2019

Concert at Jerónimos Monastery

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary

60th Anniversary Concert | Hovione


On July 9th 2019, Hovione offered a two piano concert at Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, to celebrate our 60th anniversary.

A beautiful moment where we joined together family, team members, clients, friends and stakeholders that make Hovione a great Company.


No dia 9 de julho de 2019 a Hovione ofereceu um concerto para dois pianos no Mosteiro dos Jerónimos para celebrar os 60 anos.

Um momento muito especial que juntou família, colaboradores, clientes, amigos e todos os que ajudam a fazer da Hovione uma grande Empresa.



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Peter, Diane and Guy Villax.
60th Anniversary Villax Family| Hovione
Villax Family.
60th Anniversary | Hovione
60th Anniversary Diane Villax Speech | Hovione
60th Anniversary Diane Villax Speech | Hovione
60th Anniversary Guy Villax Speech | Hovione
60th Anniversary Sofia Villax Speech | Hovione
60th Anniversary Claustros Concert | Hovione
60th Anniversary Piano Concert | Hovione
60th Anniversary Concert| Hovione
60th Anniversary Mario Laginha Concert | Hovione
Mário Laginha
60th Anniversary Concert Pedro Burmester | Hovione
Pedro Burmester
60th Anniversary Claustros Concert | Hovione
60th Anniversary Sofia Villax with Pedro Burmester and Mario Laginha | Hovione
Pedro Burmester, Sofia Villax and Mário Laginha



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