Already a mature artist, Arnaldo Cohen made his Toronto debut on this series in 2007 and returned in 2009. The Chicago Tribune called him the greatest pianist you’ve never heard of.
Arnaldo Cohen graduated from university in Rio de Janeiro in both piano and violin, while also studying engineering. His career as a pianist started with winning First Prize at the Busoni International Piano Competition and making his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
After living in London for many years, he relocated in 2004 to the United States, where he holds a full professorship at Indiana University. In October 2012 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Portland Piano International Series.
|J. S. Bach||Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825|
|Beethoven||Sonata in C Minor, Op.13, Pathétique|
|Liszt||Sonetto del Petrarca 104|
|Ravel||Sonatine in F-sharp Minor|
|Prokofievv||Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83|