25 October 2018 (Thursday) 7 pm

Álvaro Siviero (Brazil)

piano recital with guest appearance of Tomasz Wabnic (Vienna)

Creative Communities Church, ul. M. Sk³odowskiej–Curie 22

Alvaro Siviero © Jefferson Pancieri

Álvaro Siviero

“Holder of refined technique and rigorous style, together with a splendid elegance and finesse. Sometimes his keyboard approach leads us to the vertigo while in dynamic contrasts his pianissimos come to move. A pianist to applaude”.
(El Mercurio – Santiago do Chile)

“Siviero gave a brilliant performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto that shows why he is one of the biggest Brazilian pianists: full sound, intense romanticism and great communication with the audience”.
(Gazeta do Povo – Curitiba)

“Depurated technique and deep understanding of each of the Polonaises: this was the recipe that made the Brazilian pianist Álvaro Siviero take the audience that filled the Teatro Del Libertador to moments of deep emotion!”
(La Voz del Interior – Córdoba)

“The summit of the concert was given in the Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto where Siviero showed not only the roots of his strong European school but all the warmth and virtuosity that he is capable of”
(O Globo – Rio de Janeiro)

“The Brazilian pianist demonstrated eloquent lyricism attached to a flawless technique in his presentation...”
(La Manana – Córdoba)

The Brazilian pianist Alvaro Siviero has been in love with the piano since his childhood. Musician who actively participates in the Brazilian musical scenery as soloist and chamber musician, Siviero has been to Germany, Portugal, Italy, USA, The Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, France, England, Switzerland also performing as soloist in several tours throughout Brazil, Argentina, The Netherlands, Chile, Spain, Uruguay and Peru with a great number of orchestras such as the London Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Académica de Madrid, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Russian Virtuosi of Europe, The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Polska Filharmonia Baltycka, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, I Musici of Montreal, among others.

The critics of his performances can be summed up in what was published by the newspaper El Mercúrio (Chile), defining Siviero as “a pianist to be applauded”. Siviero was the first ever Brazilian pianist worldwide selected to attend the Beethoven Master Classes at the Fondazione Wilhelm Kempff, Positano, Italy. In 2007, Siviero performed in an exclusive recital to the Pope Benedict XVI, during the visit of the Roman Pontiff to Brazil. In 2009, the pianist was the only artist invited to represent Brazil in the historic worlwide Meeting of Artists at the Sistine Chapel, in Rome. In 2011, Siviero was assigned to hold the official reopening recital of the true place where Chopin lived in the Cartoixa de Valldemossa, Maiorca.

As music and artistic director, Siviero coordinated several seasons of international concerts in his homeland as well as the promotion of a significant amount of national orchestras of his country which have led him to receive, in 2016, the recognition award Comenda da Ordem do Mérito Cultural Carlos Gomes (Commander degree).
The pianist has a degree in Multicultural Education at the Lesley College, Cambridge, besides being graduated in Physics from Universidade de Sao Paulo. He writes about Classical Music in the newspaper “O Estado de Sao Paulo”.

Program

Villa-Lobos — Dansa do åndio Branco
Chopin — Polonaise — Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61
Liszt — Apres une lecture du Dante — Fantasia quasi sonata
Rachmaninov — Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Brahms — Sonatensatz

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