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Aleyson Scopel

Brazilian pianist Aleyson Scopel has performed worldwide in solo, chamber and concerto settings. A recipient of the Nelson Freire and Magda Tagliaferro awards, he has also won numerous prizes in international competitions such as the William Kapell, Villa-Lobos, Corpus Christi, Kingsville and Southern Highland International Piano Competitions.

Besides the core masterpieces of the piano repertoire, he has a keen interest in contemporary music that reflects the modern idiom of the instrument. His performance of the first set of Cartas Celestes by Almeida Prado was thus received by the composer: ’It came straight from heaven! Meteor Showers, radiant constellations, glowing nebulae and a transcendental vitality marked the genial interpretation of this colossal pianist.’ Prado would later dedicate to Scopel the 15th set of the series. Aleyson Scopel played his first piano chords at the age of 14. Shortly after that he graduated with distinction in performance and academic honours from the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston.

During his years at the conservatory he studied with Patricia Zander and was also awarded the Blüthner prize. He then furthered his studies in Brazil with Celia Ottoni and Myrian Dauelsberg.

For more information, visit www.aleysonscopel.com.

Listen to Aleyson Scopel’s recording of ALMEIDA PRADO – COMPLETE CARTAS CELESTES on Spotify

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