Brazilian pianist Fernando Müller to present recital Jan. 26

muller01-2017Pianist Fernando Müller will perform at Northwestern State University Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. The concert is part of the Louisiana Piano Series International. Tickets are $15. Students are admitted free. Dr. Francis Yang and Dr. Christine Burczyk Allen are the organizers of the Louisiana Piano Series International.

Müller will play works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Waldemar de Almeida, Edmundo Villani-Côrtes, Francisco Mignone, Ernesto Nazareth and Marlos Nobre.

A native of Paraná, Brazil, Müller is a piano teacher at the Pernambuco Conservatory of Music. He also taught as an adjunct at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, where he currently serves as collaborative pianist. From 2003-2013, he was a pianist of the Symphony Orchestra of Recife.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Müller has appeared in several cities in Brazil, Germany, and Canada, sharing with his audiences music from Brazil. He has participated in many festivals and masterclasses, with many renowned pianists.

In 2005, Müller recorded the “Concerto for Piano,” by José Alberto Kaplan with the Orquestra da Paraíba. He recorded the works of Inaldo Moreira on three CDs between 2009 and 2015. The CD  “Arrurar” was released in 2012 with pieces for piano by composers from Pernambuco. In 2014, he released the CD “Território XXI” with the Percussion Group of the Northeast.

Müller completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba and received his master’s degree from the Université de Montréal.