Pianist Braz Velloso began his musical studies at the Brazilian Conservatory of Music of Rio de Janeiro. Among his teachers were Homero Magalhães, Estela Caldi and Lucia Branco. From 1972 to 1974 he participated in the summer Pro Arte in Terezopolis in the classes of Bruno Seidhofer and Homero Magalhães. Winner of the Guiomar Novaes and Alcinda Navarro Competitions, he was invited to inaugurate the Young Recitalists’ Competition. In 1975 he went to Paris with a scholarship from the French government to study with Monique Deschaussées in the European Conservatoire, and in 1977 entered in Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris in the class of Marian Rybicki, unanimously obtaining the Diplôme Supérieur d’Enseignement, as well the Albert Roussel scholarship for perfection. From 1980 to 1985 he attended the masterclasses of Monique Déchausées in Barcelona and of Leon Fleisher and Magdalena Tagliaferro in Paris. Appearing in concert as a soloist and chamber musician in Poland, Portugal, Spain and France, as well as his native Brazil, he also conceived and performed three events combining piano, text and dance, projects that toured in many cities in Brazil as well as Paris. Braz Velloso’s recordings include two CDs with works by Debussy, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky, as well as two CDs with works by Henrique Oswald and Leopoldo Miguez.