Artistic Committee

Luiz De Moura Castro


Luiz de Moura Castro was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he received his early training and graduated Summa cum Laude from the National School of Music. He continued his studies at the Liszt Academy of Budapest. De Moura Castro made his debut recital in the Teatro Municipal, Rio...

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Nelson Freire


Born in Brazil, Nelson Freire began piano studies at the age of three with Nise Obino and Lucia Branco, who had worked with a pupil of Liszt. He made his first public appearance at age five with Mozart's Sonata in A K. 331. In 1957, after winning the Rio de...

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† Noël Lee


Noël Lee, American composer and pianist, received an early musical education in Lafayette, Indiana, from the age of 5. After studying at Harvard University with Walter Piston, Irving Fine and Tillman Merritt—interrupted by 38 months of military service during World War II—and at the New England Conservatory of Music, he...

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet


Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with his profound and poetic artistry, enlightened interpretations and thrilling performances. Hailed as «one of the best pianists in the world», Thibaudet is sought-after by today's foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors and collaborative musicians for his virtuosity and charisma. Following summer 2009, which...

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