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Pizarro, Artur (piano)
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Artur Pizarro (piano)

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Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1968, Artur Pizarro was first introduced to the piano by his maternal grandmother Berta da Nóbrega and her piano-duo partner Evaristo de Campos Coelho (who had been a student of Vianna da Motta, Ricardo Viñes and Isidor Philipp). It would be their influence that would lead Artur to study with Sequeira Costa from 1974 to 1990. Sequeira Costa had also been a student of Vianna da Motta, and also of Mark Hambourg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Février. This very strong lineage would make Artur feel equally versed in the German and French piano schools and repertoire.

Having appeared onstage and on Portuguese television from the age of three, Artur then concentrated on his studies, relocating to Lawrence, Kansas, in the USA, where Costa is Distinguished Professor of Piano at the University of Kansas. Artur began performing publicly again at the age of thirteen with a recital debut at the São Luíz Theatre in Lisbon and with a concerto performance with the Orquestra Gulbenkian later in the same year. While still under the tutelage of Costa, Artur Pizarro won first prizes in the 1987 Vianna da Motta Competition, the 1988 Greater Palm Beach Symphony Competition and the 1990 Harveys Leeds International Pianoforte Competition.

Since then, Artur Pizarro has regularly performed worldwide in recital, chamber music and with some of the world’s leading orchestras and great conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Charles Dutoit, Sir Simon Rattle, Jean Fournier, Philippe Entremont, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Andrew Davis, Yuri Termikanov and Vladimir Fedoseev, among others. Artur is also active in chamber music through his trio, the Pizarro Trio, with violinist Raphael Oleg and cellist Josephine Knight. Due to his childhood experience listening to his grandmother’s two-piano rehearsals, Artur formed a piano duo with Lithuanian pianist, Vita Panomariovaite. Their debut recital in Glasgow was broadcast by the BBC.

Recent projects have included a series of the works for piano by Debussy and Ravel in London, broadcast on BBC Radio 3. This series was also performed in Lisbon in Portugal and in Aarhus in Denmark. Artur has also performed the complete piano sonatas of Beethoven to great acclaim in the USA, Portugal and the UK, where the BBC also broadcast all eight recitals. Artur was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society award for this series. He has also performed cycles of the complete piano works of Chopin and Rachmaninov.

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Albums
'Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014' (HYP201410)
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
HYP201410  Download-only monthly sampler 29 September 2014 Release  
'Napoleão dos Santos & Oswald: Piano Concertos' (CDA67984)
Napoleão dos Santos & Oswald: Piano Concertos
Pre-order CD by post £10.50 CDA67984  29 September 2014 Release  
'Milhaud: Music for two pianists' (CDA67014)
Milhaud: Music for two pianists
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67014  Archive Service  
'Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos' (CDA67163)
Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67163  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
On other labels
'Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas' (CKD355)
Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas
CKD355  Download only  
'Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5' (CKD336)
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
CKD336  Download only  
'Beethoven: Piano Sonatas' (CKD244)
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
CKD244  Download only  
'Chopin: Piano Sonatas' (CKD250)
Chopin: Piano Sonatas
CKD250  Download only  
'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248  Download only  
'Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia' (CKD355)
Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia
CKD355  Download only  
'Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 1' (CKD290)
Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 1
CKD290  Download only  
'Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2' (CKD315)
Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2
CKD315  Download only  
'Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos' (CKD293)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos
CKD293  Download only  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
À la manière de Borodine (Ravel)
À la manière de Chabrier (Ravel)
Alborada  Movement 1 of Capriccio espagnol, Op 34 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Alborada del gracioso  Movement 4 of Miroirs (Ravel)
Almería  Book 2 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Ballada, Op 16 (Vianna da Motta)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60 (Chopin)
Capriccio espagnol, Op 34 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Carnaval à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Op 275 (Milhaud)
Coloquio en la reja, duo de amor  Book 1 No 2 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
El Albaicín  Book 3 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El amor y la muerte, balada  Book 2 No 1 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
El Corpus en Sevilla  Book 1 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El fandango de candil  Book 1 No 3 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
El polo  Book 3 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
El puerto  Book 1 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Epílogo, serenata del espectro  Book 2 No 2 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Eritaña  Book 4 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Evocación  Book 1 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Fantasia Dramática (Vianna da Motta)
Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 (Chopin)
Gaspard de la nuit (Ravel)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Grave – Doppio movimento  Movement 1 of Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Iberia (Albéniz)
Jerez  Book 4 No 2 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Jeux d'eau (Ravel)
Kentuckiana, Op 287 (Milhaud)
La Libertadora, Op 236a (Milhaud)
La vallée des cloches  Movement 5 of Miroirs (Ravel)
La valse (Ravel)
Lavapiés  Book 3 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Le Bal Martiniquais, Op 249 (Milhaud)
Le Bœuf sur le Toit, Op 58a (Milhaud)
Le gibet  Movement 2 of Gaspard de la nuit (Ravel)
Le tombeau de Couperin (Ravel)
Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16 (Chopin)
Les Songes, Op 237 (Milhaud)
Los requiebros  Book 1 No 1 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Málaga  Book 4 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Marche funèbre  Movement 3 of Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 24 No 3 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat major, Op 17 No 1 (Chopin)
Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4 (Chopin)
Mazurka in F major, Op 68 No 3 (Chopin)
Menuet antique (Ravel)
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn (Ravel)
Miroirs (Ravel)
Noctuelles  Movement 1 of Miroirs (Ravel)
Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1 (Chopin)
Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2 (Chopin)
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2 (Chopin)
Oiseaux tristes  Movement 2 of Miroirs (Ravel)
Ondine  Movement 1 of Gaspard de la nuit (Ravel)
Pavane pour une infante défunte (Ravel)
Piano Concerto in A major (Vianna da Motta)
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op 10 (Oswald)
Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat minor, Op 31 (Napoleão)
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37 (Beethoven)
Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58 (Beethoven)
Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73 (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata in C minor 'Pathétique', Op 13 (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor 'Moonlight', Op 27 No 2 (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata in D minor 'Tempest', Op 31 No 2 (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata in F minor 'Appassionata', Op 57 (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 (Chopin)
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 (Chopin)
Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53 (Chopin)
Prélude (Ravel)
Quejas, o La maja y el ruiseñor  Book 1 No 4 of Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados (Granados)
Rondeña  Book 2 No 1 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Sadko, Op 5 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Scaramouche, Op 165b (Milhaud)
Scarbo  Movement 3 of Gaspard de la nuit (Ravel)
Scena e canto gitano  Movement 4 of Capriccio espagnol, Op 34 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Scheherazade, Op 35 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 (Chopin)
Sérénade grotesque (Ravel)
Sonatine (Ravel)
Triana  Book 2 No 3 of Iberia (Albéniz)
Une barque sur l'océan  Movement 3 of Miroirs (Ravel)
Valses nobles et sentimentales (Ravel)
Variations brillantes in B flat major on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Hérold's Ludovic, Op 12 (Chopin)
Variazioni  Movement 2 of Capriccio espagnol, Op 34 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1 (Chopin)
Waltz in A flat major, Op 69 No 1 (Chopin)
Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14 (Chopin)
Waltz in E flat major, Op 18 (Chopin)
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