Bass School of Music
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Associate Professor of Music
Director of Piano
Phone: (405) 208-5630
Sergio Monteiro, head of the piano program at Oklahoma City University's Bass School of Music, was born in Niteroi, Brazil. He began piano study at the age of 4, with his mother, and went on to work under the guidance of Myrian Dauelsberg at the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro, where he completed the bachelor's and master's Degrees. During this period, he won several Brazilian and other South American piano competitions. In 2000, he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music in the U.S., where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts under Nelita True. He won important prizes at the institution, including the Performance Certificate and the Concerto Competition.
In 2003, Dr. Monteiro won the 2nd Annual Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires. He was invited to play at the opening Concert of the Martha Argerich Festival with the Buenos Ayres Philharmonic conducted by Charles Dutoit, thus launching his international career. After the competition, he was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy, at Como, Italy, where he worked for two years with pianists and teachers such as Bashkirov, Andreas Staier, Fou T'song, Claude Frank and Willian Grant Nabore.
Dr. Monteiro has appeared with some of the most prestigious orchestras in South America, Europe and North America, under the direction of Charles Dutoit, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Pedro Ignacio Calderon, Mark Parker, Neil Varon, Joel Levine, Eduard Schmieder, Misha Raschlevsky, Ira Levin, Anton Nanut, Grahan Jackson, Gabor Hollerung, among others. Among Brazilian conductors, he has played under the direction of Issac Karabitchevsky, Ligia Amadio, Roberto Tibirica, Carlos Moreno, Roberto Duarte, Flavio Florence, Diogo Pacheco, Northon Morozowicks, and more.
Among his more recent artistic engagements, he gave the Brazilian premiere of John Corigliano's Piano Concerto; gave the premiere of Almeida Prado's Gravuras Sonoras a D. Joao VI - for piano and orchestra; performed at the Kremlin in Moscow with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra and in Rio de Janeiro with the Dredner Philarmonic; and gave recitals at the Palestrina Hall, in Roma, at the Konzerthaus and at the Philarmonie, in Berlin, at the Mozarteum Argentino, in Buenos Ayres, at the Sibelius Academy, in Helsinki, at the Millenium Stage in Kennedy Center and at the Steinway Halls in New York and Dallas.
In the Spring/2011, among other commitments, Dr. Monteiro performed at the Civic Center, Oklahoma City, with the Oklahoma City Phillarmonic and at the Toronto Center for the Arts with the Toronto Orchestra.
In addition to recitals in Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Germany, Brazil and performances with the Turmalin Trio in Holland and Germany, he has lectured, adjudicated and led master classes at schools around the world.
An energetic champion of Brazilian music, Dr. Monteiro has been honored by many composers with invitations to give premieres of compositions written for and dedicated to him. In 2008, he released a CD featuring Villa-Lobos' complete cycle of Prole do Bebe. In 2010, Dr. Monteiro was invited to join the Steinway Artists' Roster.
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