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Fernando CORVISIER

In Brazil, Corvisier received his music education at the Music Academy Lorenzo Fernandez and studied Journalism at Gama Filho University, graduating in both degrees in Rio de Janeiro, in 1982. After graduation, he received a scholarship from the Brazilian government to study at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris, under the guidance of Edson Elias and Germaine Mounier. He won the first prize at the Concours Inter-Conservatoire de la Ville de Paris. He participated in several music festivals in Europe as a recitalist and chamber musician.

From 1985 to 1987 he studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston under the guidance of Jacob Maxin, obtaining the Master Degree in Piano Performance. In 1988, he won the IV Eldorado Music Award, the foremost music competition in Brazil, and was invited to give numerous recitals in major concert halls of Brazil. In 1989 Corvisier recorded in Los Angeles, with pianist João Carlos Martins, the first version for two pianos of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi, transcribed by Almeida Prado, gaining wide acceptance among the public and the critics. Corvisier alsorecorded for the label Eldorado works of Brahms and Ginastera and recently the complete nocturnes for piano by Almeida Prado

In May 2000, Fernando Corvisier received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston, being guided by internationally renowned pianists as Abbey Simon, Horacio Gutierrez, and Ruth Tomfohrde. From 2000 to 2001 he was professor of the post-graduate department at the University of Rio de Janeiro.

Since May 2002, Corvisier is a professor of piano at the University of São Paulo. He has participated in many conferences presenting papers on the piano works of Brazilian composer Almeida Prado, and also has focus his research on the repertoire of Brazilian piano music for piano duet. He formed with his wife the Duo Corvisier (piano four hands and two pianos).

Fernando Corvisier