Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro offers lecture-recital on Villa-Lobos

luiz_castroTo mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1884-1959), the piano department of the Yale School of Music presents a lecture-recital of the eminent Brazilian pianist Luiz de Moura Castro. The lecture-recital will feature piano music of Villa-Lobos and will take place Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 pm in Sudler Hall. Castro is a professor of piano at the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford. The event is free and open to the public.

About the Performer

Luíz de Moura Castro, born in Rio de Janeiro, gave his first concert at the age of 9 in the Teatro Municipal. He studied at the National Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (summa cum laude), the Music Academy Lorenzo Fernandez, Rio de Janeiro, and the Liszt Academy, Budapest.

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Published January 11, 2010
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Aldo Parisot and the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos perform music for cello ensemble

The Yale CellosThe Yale School of music celebrates Professor Aldo Parisot’s fifty years on the faculty with a concert featuring the Yale Cellos on Monday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall (470 College St, New Haven). In his astonishing career, Aldo Parisot has been a star soloist, renowned chamber player, and perhaps the most beloved cello teacher of his time. The concert will showcase the famed Yale Cellos, founded by Parisot in 1983, whose 20 or so members belong to the select group of international young artists invited to study with him at Yale. Joining the ensemble are pianist Elizabeth Parisot and soprano Hyunah Yu.

The concert is a preview of the ensemble’s performance in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, as part of the Yale in New York series. MORE

Published April 1, 2009
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