March 2017 events


Salón Latino Chamber Music Series - Latin American Music Center – An Evening of Brazilian Music for Voice and Piano - - Salón Latino Chamber Music Series

An Evening of Brazilian Music for Voice and Piano

Performers Marta Menezes, piano Bruno Sandes, voicePaulo Steinberg, guest piano

Repertoire For voice and piano Villa-Lobos: Nhapôpé (1935) L. Fernández: Dentro da noite (1946) B. de Oliveira: Singela canção de Maria (1954) Santoro: Amor em lágrimas (1957) Santoro: Luar do meu bem (1958) Henrique: Adeus (1960) Henrique: Boi-bumbá (1934) Mignone: Alma adorada (1918) Miranda: Cantares (1969) E. Braga: Engenho novo (1944)

For piano solo Villa-Lobos: ‘Prelúdio (introdução)’ from Bachianas        Brasileiras No. 4 (1930-41) Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 5 (Alma        brasileira) (1925) Nazareth: Brazilian Tangos        Escorregando (1923)        Odéon (1910)        Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho (1914) Villa-Lobos: Ciclo brasileiro (1936)

About the Artists

Bruno Sandes

Brazilian baritone Bruno Sandes earned his bachelor’s degree from the Jacobs School of Music and is currently in the first year of his Master’s in Voice Performance, studying under the tutelage of Carol Vaness. Sandes earned a degree in interior design at the Federal Institute of Alagoas, Brazil, before relocating to Bloomington, Ind. His recent roles with IU Opera Theater include Ali Hakim in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Doctor Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Emile de Becque in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Taddeo in Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers, Le Surintendant des Plaisirs in Massenet’s Cendrillon, and Sùng Ông in the world premiere of P. Q. Phan’s The Tale of Lady Thi Kính. Sandes also performed the roles of Steward in Ezra Donner’s Ile, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, and Joly in Schönberg’s Les Misérables. He has sung on tours through Austria, Italy, and Germany. He won first place in the XI Maracanto International Voice Competition and was one of the winners of the 2013 Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition. Sandes was a semifinalist in the IX Maria Callas International Voice Competition and selected as one of six singers from around the world in the 42nd International Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão. In addition, he was chosen in 2010 as the best classical singer of northeast Brazil by the Art and Culture Critics Association and as a grand winner of the 2014 IU Latin American Music Center Recording Competition.

Marta Menezes

1st Prize winner of the Beethoven Competition at the Royal College of Music (London, 2013) and of the International Piano Competition, Nice - Côte D’Azur Simone Delbert-Février (2013), Marta has several awards in international competitions in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

She has performed recitals in countries such as Portugal, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Cape Verde and the United States. Her current season includes a tour in China.

Marta is an active performer of music from her home country – Portugal. She has premiered works by several Portuguese composers both as a soloist and chamber musician. The current program of this recital is a part of one of her most recent projects, together with the baritone Bruno Sandes: a recital dedicated to Portuguese and Brazilian music for voice and piano. The project is entitled Das terras d’além-mar and will be touring in Portugal in June 2017.

Marta did her undergraduate studies at Lisbon Superior School of Music, under Miguel Henriques. She furthered her studies with the Masters of Music - Performance variant, in the same institution, under the tutelage of Miguel Henriques and Jorge Moyano, completing the degree with the highest grade.

Marta finished a second Master of Performance at the Royal College of Music in 2013 with distinction, under Dmitri Alexeev, having previously studied with Andrew Ball. She is currently in the 3rd year of her doctoral studies at Indiana University, under Arnaldo Cohen.

In 2015 she released her first CD with works by Beethoven and the Portuguese composer Lopes-Graça, that was awarded the prize Global Music Awards - Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement, in the categories classical piano and emerging artist.

Paulo Steinberg (guest piano)

Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist across the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe, including venues such as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Recent engagements include performances at the International Festival Experiencing Villa-Lobos and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival The Rhythms and Colors of South America. In early 2017 he will undertake a European recital tour stretching from the U.K. to Russia. A winner of several national competitions in his native Brazil, Dr. Steinberg was also the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Brazilian Government while pursuing his advanced degrees in piano performance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano from Universidade de São Paulo, a Master’s degree from Arizona State University, and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. Among his distinguished teachers are Brazilian pianists Carlos Yansen, Elizabeth Barthelson, Gilberto Tinetti, Caio Pagano, Paulo Gori, and Belgian pianist and professor Ms. Evelyne Brancart. As an ambassador for cultural exchange through music, Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu\, an organization based in Rio de Janeiro that co-sponsors an annual competition, provides performance opportunities, and offers scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in competitions, and offers masterclasses, lectures, workshops and performances in the U.S. and abroad. Besides his love for teaching and performing, Steinberg has served in several administrative positions, most recently as president of the Virginia Music Teachers Association. A recording in collaboration with clarinetist Dr. Janice Minor has been released recently. Currently, Steinberg teaches piano at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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School of Music venue: Auer Hall

TIME: 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: IU Jacobs School of Music (MAC; Auer, Ford recital halls), Third Street and Jordan Avenue, Bloomington. 855-7433

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