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LUIZ DE MOURA CASTRO AND MEMBERS OF THE VIRTUOSI
SS. Cyril and Methodious Church, Hartford, CT
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14, in E flat – major, K 449
Concert celebrating Independence Day of Brazil (Sept 7)A Native of Rio de Janeiro, he gave his debut recital at the age of 9 at the Teatro Municipal after winning a competition. Moura Castro has appeared with the Orchestre de Chambre, Lausanne, Lisbon Radio Orchestra, Filarmonici di Torino, Bratislava & Janacek orchestras, Yaroslav Symphony, Russia, the Dallas, Fort Worth, Hartford, Saint Louis and Syracuse symphonies, I Musici, London besides all the major Brazilian orchestras, Mendoza Orchestras and Orquestra of Venezuela. Solo recitals include Piccolo Scala, Milano Teatro Ghione, Roma Salle Gaveau, Paris; Palau de la Musica, Barcelona; Rubinstein Hall, St. Petersburg; Merkin Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and he has performed at Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He was invited by Lili Kraus to teach at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth in 1968. In 1998, he began a visiting professorship at Catholic University in W
SS. Cyril and Methodious Church in Hartfordashington, D.C. From 1978 he has been a professor of piano at the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where he was chair of the piano department for 15 years. In addition, he works in Rio de Janeiro as a visiting professor at the Pro Arte Seminarios de Musica. He works as an Associate Professor at the Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. His discography includes over 45 CDs for Ensayo (Spain), Euterpe (Switzerland), L’Art (Brazil) and Musical Heritage (United States). Luiz de Moura Castro has appeared in festivals in Brazil, Argentina, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Japan, Canada, Venezuela and the United States. He organized several Liszt Festivals in Rio de Janeiro and is on the board of the American Liszt Society. He has lectured and played many times at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Ekaterinenburg, Russia, Slovenia and the United States; at the Amalfi Coast Festival, Italy; in Prague, Czech Republic; in Sendai and Tokyo. His CD of Brazilian songs and piano music with Maria Jose Montiel, Modinha was nominated for a Latin Grammy. His CD of the complete Chopin Nocturnes appeared on the cover of Fanfare Magazine (May/June 2013), where the reviewer compared them as a possible alternative to Rubinstein’s. Luiz de Moura Castro is a graduate of the National School of Music, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (summa cum laude) and of the Lorenzo Fernandez Academy of Music, Rio de Janeiro and the Liszt Academy, Budapest.
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