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Brazilian Embassy Hosts World Famous Pianist Ney Salgado in Concert
May 08th, 2014
News from Berlin - On May 20th at 19:00, the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin will host a concert of world famous Brazilian pianist Ney Salgado. Ney Salgado is considered to be one of the most impressive musicians of his generation, having trained under the Russian piano school of Kiliass Jose in Berlin, which had unprecedented importance for the development of Brazilian instrumental music. His mentor was the famous German composer, teacher and musicologist Hans-Joachim Koellreutter.
Salgado’s musical call led him to Europe, where he perfected his musical education in Vienna and Geneva and later graduated from the ‘Conservatoire de Genève’, receiving the ‘Prix de Virtuosité’. Besides the busy schedule of concerts in the capitals of Central Europe, he also played as a soloist with major orchestras of the United States. Concerts in Latin America, Canada, Asia and Africa offered the opportunity to give greater international prestige to the most important musical pieces of Brazilian composers. Salgado’s work was transmitted into radio recordings in Germany, Switzerland and the United States, and he also recorded a number of CDs with works by Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, Brahms, Villa-Lobos, Santoro, and Almeida Prado.
Two of the most important compositions of Brazilian piano literature were dedicated to him: Sonata No. 5 by Claudio Santoro and Sky Charts Vol. VI de Almeida Prado, along with several other works of chamber music. Ney Salgado has won several awards in the course of his career, such as the Carlos Gomes Prize (São Paulo, 2004), the Order of Cultural Merit from the Polish Ministry of Culture, and numerous awards from Brazil. The program of the evening will include the H. Villa-Lobos Prelude (Bachianas no. 4), J. Brahms Klavierstücke Opus 118, C. Santoro Preludes No. 1, 2, 3, and 4, and M. Ravel Une Barque sur l’Océan.
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