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A Community Rich in the Arts

Jennifer Carrere


Edino Krieger Quartet with guest pianist, Maurícy Martin (Quarteto Edino Krieger)

Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: Escola de Artes Pró-Musica  Av. Palmital, 41  Jardim Flamboyant Campinas, SP Telephone:  (19) 3295-7873
Cost: Free of charge. Gratuity accepted.
The hall is small, I would suggest arriving a little early to guarantee a seat on the main floor; there is a balcony with additional seating.
Parking: on the street

Escola de Art Pró-Musica: A little history

One of the original founders of the Escola de Artes Pro-Musica was Kay F. Brown (an American choir conductor and flutist originally from Wisconsin). Kay was also the music director at the Presbyterian Church of Guanabara. Her husband, Keith Spalding Brown (Unicamp), is one of the foremost researchers on mapping and conserving butterfly biodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon.

In 2017, Pró-Musica is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the inauguration of its new concert hall dedicated to Kay Brown's memory. It has also programmed some excellent weekly concerts throughout the year.

The school is currently owned by Marli Rossin, B.S. in Art Education and Carlos Wiik. a pianist with a Master’s in piano performance and Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Florida.

The Edino Krieger Quartet, Bio

Learn more on their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/quartetoedinokrieger/

Mauricy Martin, Bio

Maurícy Martin has presented recitals and chamber appearances throughout Brazil, the U.S. Argentina, Italy and Serbia.   As an orchestral soloist, he has worked under some of Brazil’s most important conductors.  His playing has been praised for its ”clear, clean, beautiful sound“ while a performance of Alberto Ginastera’s Sonata no. I was noted as “showing profound musicality and understanding of the inner soul of the music, as well as technical facility at the highest level”.

A devoted educator, Maurícy Martin enjoys a national reputation as a teacher and adjudicator, appearing as a visiting artist/clinician at numerous colleges, conservatories and music festivals throughout Brazil and the U.S.   He is the artistic director and founder of the Bačka

Palanka International Piano Festival (Serbia) currently in its third edition. His summer program “Paraty Pianist Encounter” was warmly acclaimed: “as an encounter that will attract the most gifted young pianists from across the world…and contributes to the development of a new generation of pianists” (Kenneth David Jackson, Yale University).

Maurícy Martin holds degrees from Boston University, Indiana University and Indiana State University. A professor of piano at the University of Campinas, Maurícy lives in Campinas with his wife Kathleen Martin.

The Edino Krieger Quartet, Bio

The Edino Krieger Quartet is string ensemble established in the Campinas region. The artists Igor Nogueira, first violin, Yuri Yatsuda Miranda, second violin, Valdeci Merquiori, viola, and Geneses da Silva Oliveira, cello perform and teach at major regional orchestras and conservatories in Campinas, Piracicaba and Tatuí. The quartet has been mentored for the past three years by the hailed Arianna String Quartet (St. Louis) and has been invited to perform in the its Chamber Music Festival this year.

The quartet took its name from one of Brazil’s key figures in Brazilian music. Edino Krieger, born in 1928 in Santa Catarina, is a composer, music critic and cultural producer. His work, polymorphic and diverse in style, includes music for symphony and chamber orchestra, oratory, chamber music, works for choir and voice, instrumental solo, as well as music for theater and cinema.

Highlights for the 2017 season include performances of Beethoven’s Quartet Opus 18, no. 3 and Antonin Dvorak’s Quartet Opus 96, no. 12. In April, with guest pianist Maurícy Martin, they will perform Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Op. 81 acknowledged as one of the masterpieces in the genre with performances at the Escola de Artes Pró-Musica (4/2), the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (4/19), and in São João de Boa Vista (4/23).