Leeds International Piano Competition ('90) and other prizes! !
Many prestigious awards,
Has overwhelming skill and "golden sound"
● March 13, 2012 ・From Tokyo Bunka Kaikan <small> concert review
``The delicate pedaling is impressive... The song dominated by weak sounds has a dreamy atmosphere. The sound is enveloped in a mist, and the sound is moist, but the grain is clear. The particles gradually changed their hues, creating a world of sounds rich in gradation.... Throughout, the dynamics with large amplitudes and the way the rhythms were created were brilliant, adding ups and downs and life tunes to the music. Gave."
(Ongaku no Tomo May 2012 issue)
"The light, clear and beautiful touch that is characteristic of Latin pianists... He produced a romantic and masterful realization full of rich Calentina charm."
(Musica Nova June 2012 issue)
Artur Pizarro, piano
Born 1968 in Lisbon, Portugal. She started playing the piano with her pianist grandmother, Berta da Nobrega, and her duo partner, Campos Coelho. He showed his talent from a young age, and at the age of 4, he performed on TV. From 1974 to 1990, he studied under Sequeira Costa. Costa was a student of José Vianna da Motta, Mark Hamburg, Etvin Fischer, Marguerite Long, and Jacques Février. ", inheriting the tradition and repertoire of both German and French schools. Eventually, he moved from Lisbon to Lawrence, Kansas, USA, where he continued to study under Sequeira Costa at the University of Kansas. During this time, he studied with Jorge Moyano in Lisbon, and with Aldo Ciccolini and Bruno Rigutto in Paris.
At the age of 13, she made her recital debut at the San Luis Theater in Lisbon, and in the same year made her concerto debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra. While continuing to study with Costa, he won first prize at the Vianna da Motta International Competition in 1987, the Greater Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra Competition in 1988, and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1990, launching an international concert career.
In addition to solo recitals and chamber music, he has performed with orchestras around the world including Sir Simon Rattle, Charles Detoit, Jean Fournet, Philippe Entremont, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Andrew Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Ilan Volkov, Franz Welser-Möst, Tugan Sokhiev, Yakov Kreizberg, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Libor Pesek, Vladimir Jurowski, Ion Marin, John Wilson, He has performed with conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras. Participated in many international music festivals. He has also presented the complete Beethoven sonata series in the USA and Portugal, and the same series at St John's Smith Square in London was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and was nominated for 'Best Series' by the Royal Philharmonic Society. In 2005-2006, he performed the complete works of Ravel and Debussy in England and Denmark. All six concerts were broadcast in London on BBC Radio 3. In 2010, the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, a total of 9 Chopin solo works series were held at John Smith Square (London). 2010-2011 Selected as artist in residence at the Belem Cultural Center (Lisbon).
He has also released many CDs, all of which are highly acclaimed internationally. In February 2003, he released a Beethoven piano sonata CD (Linn CKD244), a CD containing Chopin's famous works "Reminiscences" (Linn CKD 248) in 2005, and a CD (Linn CKD 250) including Chopin's sonatas in 2006. A CD (Linn CKD 290 and Linn CKD 315) containing Ravel's complete works was also released. April 2009 Released Beethoven's Concertos Nos. 3-5 with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. In 2010, the CD (CKD355) of the suites "Goyescas" and "Iberia" was released and received great acclaim.
In the 2011-2012 season, recordings for the Capriccio/Phoenix label in Berlin, the RTE Concert Orchestra under John Wilson, the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, and the RTE Vanbrugh Quartet (Brahms's Piano Quintet), Stefan Brunier and Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 2 at Casa da Musica (Porto), replay at Sintra Festival, Beethoven Concerto No. 2 with Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Strugose, etc. is planned, and further activities are expected.