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Pizarro, Artur (piano)
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Artur Pizarro (piano)

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

Albéniz: Iberia; Granados: Goyescas
CKD355Download only
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 5
Studio Master: CKD336Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Studio Master: CKD244Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: Piano Sonatas
Studio Master: CKD250Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: Reminiscences
Studio Master: CKD248Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Granados: Goyescas; Albéniz: Iberia
CKD355Download only
Milhaud: Music for two pianists
CDA67014Archive Service
Napoleão dos Santos & Oswald: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA67984Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 1
CKD290Download only
Ravel: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 2
CKD315Download only
Rimsky-Korsakov: Piano Duos
CKD293Download only
Vianna da Motta: Piano Concertos
Studio Master: CDA67163Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Hyperion monthly sampler – October 2014
FREE DOWNLOADHYP201410Download-only monthly sampler

Complete works available for download

ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (1860-1909)
Iberia
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major 'Emperor', Op 73with Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Piano Sonata in C minor 'Pathétique', Op 13
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor 'Moonlight', Op 27 No 2
Piano Sonata in D minor 'Tempest', Op 31 No 2
Piano Sonata in F minor 'Appassionata', Op 57
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op 60
Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16
Mazurka in A flat major, Op 24 No 3
Mazurka in B flat major, Op 17 No 1
Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4
Mazurka in F major, Op 68 No 3
Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1
Nocturne in D flat major, Op 27 No 2
Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2
Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35
Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
Polonaise in A flat major, Op 53
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Variations brillantes in B flat major on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Hérold's Ludovic, Op 12
Waltz in A flat major, Op 34 No 1
Waltz in A flat major, Op 69 No 1
Waltz in E flat major, KKIVa/14
Waltz in E flat major, Op 18
ENRIQUE GRANADOS (1867-1916)
Goyescas, o Los majos enamorados
DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974)
Carnaval à la Nouvelle-Orléans, Op 275with Stephen Coombs (piano)
Kentuckiana, Op 287with Stephen Coombs (piano)
La Libertadora, Op 236awith Stephen Coombs (piano)
Le Bal Martiniquais, Op 249with Stephen Coombs (piano)
Le Bœuf sur le Toit, Op 58awith Stephen Coombs (piano)
Les Songes, Op 237with Stephen Coombs (piano)
Scaramouche, Op 165bwith Stephen Coombs (piano)
ALFREDO NAPOLEÃO DOS SANTOS (1852-1917)
Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat minor, Op 31with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
HENRIQUE OSWALD (1852-1931)
Piano Concerto in G minor, Op 10with BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
À la manière de Borodine
À la manière de Chabrier
Gaspard de la nuit
Jeux d'eau
La valse
Le tombeau de Couperin
Menuet antique
Menuet sur le nom d'Haydn
Miroirs
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Prélude
Sérénade grotesque
Sonatine
Valses nobles et sentimentales
NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (1844-1908)
Capriccio espagnol, Op 34with Vita Panomariovaite (piano)
Sadko, Op 5with Vita Panomariovaite (piano)
Scheherazade, Op 35with Vita Panomariovaite (piano)
JOSÉ VIANNA DA MOTTA (1868-1948)
Ballada, Op 16
Fantasia Dramáticawith Orquestra Gulbenkian, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)
Piano Concerto in A majorwith Orquestra Gulbenkian, Martyn Brabbins (conductor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

À la manière de Borodine (Ravel)
À la manière de Chabrier (Ravel)
Alborada  
Alborada del gracioso  
Almería  
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  
El Albaicín  
El amor y la muerte, balada  
El Corpus en Sevilla  
El fandango de candil  
El polo  
El puerto  
Epílogo, serenata del espectro  
Eritaña  
Evocación  
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  
Iberia (Albéniz)
Jerez  
Jeux d'eau (Ravel)
Kentuckiana, Op 287 (Milhaud)
La Libertadora, Op 236a (Milhaud)
La vallée des cloches  
La valse (Ravel)
Lavapiés  
Le Bal Martiniquais, Op 249 (Milhaud)
Le Bœuf sur le Toit, Op 58a (Milhaud)
Le gibet  
Le tombeau de Couperin (Ravel)
Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16 (Chopin)
Les Songes, Op 237 (Milhaud)
Los requiebros  
Málaga  
Marche funèbre  
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  
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  
Ondine  
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  
Rondeña  
Sadko, Op 5 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Scaramouche, Op 165b (Milhaud)
Scarbo  
Scena e canto gitano  
Scheherazade, Op 35 (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 (Chopin)
Sérénade grotesque (Ravel)
Sonatine (Ravel)
Triana  
Une barque sur l'océan  
Valses nobles et sentimentales (Ravel)
Variations brillantes in B flat major on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Hérold's Ludovic, Op 12 (Chopin)
Variazioni  
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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