Pianist Karin Fernandes has been awarded First Prize in 21 piano competitions across Brazil, including at the prestigious 1999 Prêmio Eldorado de Música. She studied in Portugal with pianist Maria João Pires, and was a full scholarship holder at the third Oxford International Piano Festival in England. She also studied with Lina Pires de Campos in Brazil and Bernard Flavigny in France.
Fernandes is especially dedicated to performing 20th- and 21st-century piano repertoire, and has given many premieres. As a soloist she has appeared with prestigious Brazilian orchestras, and as a recitalist has performed in Portugal, England, France, Argentina and Paraguay. Fernandes’ discography comprises twelve award-winning releases, with her album Cria – New Brazilian Piano Music Vol. I being awarded the Revista Concerto’s Prize for Best Disc of 2015.