UWI hosts internationally renowned Brazilian musicians

Event Date(s): 08/09/2010

Location: Daaga

The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA), the International Office and the Embassy of Brazil will host a concert featuring two internationally renowned Brazilian classical musicians and academics – pianist, Flavio Augusto, and violist, Savio Santoro. The concert will be held on Wednesday 8th September, 2010, at 7:30 pm, at Daaga. 

In addition to classical Brazilian music, the audience can look forward to popular Brazilian composed pieces including Villa-Lobos, Villani-Cortes and Jobim.


About Savio Santoro, viola 

Santoro pursued his Masters degree in music at Yale University and his PhD in musical arts at Boston University (USA). He has performed as a viola soloist with several Brazilian orchestras, in addition to staging recitals throughout Brazil, New Zealand, England, Finland, Italy, Paraguay, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. As a co-principal violist guest of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, he participated in its European tour in 2007. Santoro has been granted full master and doctoral scholarships by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (an honor society in music in the United States) and winner of the Showpiece String Competition promoted by Boston University. He is a current associate professor of viola and chamber music at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.   


About Flavio Augusto, piano 

Winner of twenty eight first prizes in Brazilian and international competitions, Flavio Augusto became the first Brazilian to receive the first prize at the Villa-Lobos International Competition (1988). Since the age of thirteen, he has appeared as soloist with the main Brazilian orchestras, under the direction of renowned conductors, such as Isaac Karabchewsky, Eleazar de Carvalho, David Machado, Júlio Medaglia, among others. In 1990, Mr. Augusto made his first recording (LP): All Piano Préludes by Claude Debussy. He also provided the world premiere recording of the Johann Baptiste Cramer’s Fifty Études for Piano (CD). Pursuing the first place at a national public contest, he currently is a collaborative pianist and piano professor of the School of Music – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro since 2004.


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