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Piano

Videos and repertoire

When I was a child I had to take ballet classes. In my opinion ballet was tedious, but the music was fantastic. And this was how I learned to appreciate classical music and the sound of piano.

I had my first piano lesson in 1989 when I was already 11 years old. My first piano was really old. As a matter of fact it was the piano my granddad had at his establishment and it was from a time when there was live piano jazz in most night clubs. I remember the last key was burnt, becase the pianist used to rest his cigarette on it.

My piano teacher, Maria Cecilia Bastos, was wonderful and we worked hard during three years. Then I moved to Curitiba in order to attend high school and over there I had no piano and no opportunity to practice. For some time I tried travelling forth and back to Paranaguá during the weekends, so I could have lessons, but that did not last long. Then time got by real fast: high school - college - Denmark.

It was only in 2005, when Carsten and I moved to a house, that we bought a piano. The moving company had one in storage and they offered it to us. The piano was our first acquisition. We did not have a dining table, but we had a piano!

After so many years without playing I was actually impressed to find out that I still remembered most of the pieces by heart. Including those initial pieces I played in 1989.

Here in Denmark I took lessons with three different teachers, but I didn't get used to their teaching methods. Still, it was a valid experience as you can always learn something, but somehow I lost my motivation. Now we are in 2014 and haven't really touched the piano since 2011.

 

Teachers

Maria Ceclia Aulicino Bastos Jorge, Aria Farjadi, Tom Strands, Anna Tomczak

Repertoire

  • Chopin Nocturne 20a posth. C sharp Minor
  • Chopin Mazurka op. 7 nr. 1
  • Mozart Sonata Four Hands in D K.381
  • Bach Siciliano from the Sonata nr. 2 for Harpsichord and Flute BVW1031
  • Mozart Sonata C Major K.545
  • Grieg Waltz from Lyric Pieces op. 12 nr. 2

Ongoing in 2013

  • Nada, nothing at all

For those nostalgic moments :-)

  • Clementi Sonatinas op. 36, nr 1 - 5
  • Chopin Preludes op. 28 nr 4, 7 and 20
  • Bach Preludes in C Major
  • Villa-Lobos Cirandinhas and Petizada (Brazilian composer)

Other

  • Scott Joplin, The Easy Winners
  • Tico-Tico (Zequinha de Abreu) Brazilian song
  • Fariborz Lachini Pieces from Golden Autumnn (Iranian compositor)

Duet - Mozart Sonata four hands in D Major K.381 1st, 2nd and 3rd movements

I cut the intitial part of the movements in order to keep the video smaller. This piano piece, played with all repetitions, lasts for almost 20 minutes and I thought it was better to make it shorter. This was recorded in 2011 and it was the last time I played the piano. Unfortunately during the conversion from MOV to MPG4 the audio got slightly out of sync. I couldn't fix it and now I understand why so many videos in youtube present this problem.

   

 

 

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