V BNDES International Piano Competition – 2016

Tribute to Lucia Branco and Camargo Guarnieri

November 30 - December 10, 2016

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The coming edition of the BNDES International Piano Competition is scheduled for April 2019. Dates and Regulations will be announced soon.

The Brazilian pianist Fabio Martino, who is to play in Rio de Janeiro on December 6, made his North American debut in Des Moines

Critic of the Des Moines Register praised the performance and commented good-humouredly: “he may have grown a secret third hand”

The United Statesdebut of the pianist Fabio Martino took place on October 22 in Des Moines, and was highly praised by the critic of the Iowa capital’s principal newspaper.   The North American critic emphasized the fluidity of the phrasing and the clarity of the Brazilian pianist’s interpretation of the Schumann A minor concerto, conducted by Joseph Giunta – who was on the panel of judges at the BNDES II International Piano Competition of Rio de Janeiro.

As an encore Martino played a piece by Nikolai Kapustin “For the Seconds” Etude No. 1, Opus 68, which he presented in the semi-finals of the Rio de Janeiro 2010 competition. Morain recommends his readers to have a look on Youtube at the recording of the Brazilian competition  commenting “all 10 or 15 of his fingers raced along in perpetual motion”.

Martino is to play at the Salão Leopoldo Miguez of the Federal University Music School in Rio on December 6, after playing in Fortaleza on November 30 and in Belem on December 4.