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Monteiro to Perform in Steinway Hall, Receive Artist Accolade
Sergio Monteiro, director of piano at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University, will perform in Steinway Hall in New York City on May 12. Following his recital, Steinway & Sons will award Monteiro the title of Steinway Artist, guaranteeing him that a Steinway piano will be made available to him for any recital at home or abroad. The May 12 event, at Steinway’s world headquarters at 109 W. 57th Street in midtown Manhattan, will feature Monteiro performing works of Villa-Lobos, Scarlatti and Prokofiev. Earlier in May, Monteiro returned to Brazil as a soloist on Brahms’ First Concerto in two concerts by the Dresdner Philarmoniker, under the baton of Raphael Frubeck de Burgos. The performances were held in the Theatro Municipal of Sao Paulo on May 1 and in Theatro Municpal of Rio de Janeiro May 2. Monteiro first won international critical acclaim in 2003 upon winning the Martha Argerich International Competition in Buenos Aires. Following his victory, he was a featured solo artist in Europe, Asia and North America, including the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Martha Argerich said of his performance skills: “Sergio Monteiro is an artist with extraordinary creativity and energy. When he starts playing, music comes to life.” Monteiro studied with Myrian Dauelsberg in Brazil and Nelita True at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts. He was appointed to the faculty of the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University in 2009.