Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Steinway artist Sergio Monteiro is director of piano activities at the Wanda L. Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University. He holds bachelor and master degrees from the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he studied with Myrian Dauelsberg, winning several South American piano competitions during this time. In 2000 he was awarded a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, New York, where he earned his Doctor of Musical Arts studying with Nelita True.
In 2003 he won the 2nd Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, and has since appeared with numerous prestigious orchestras including the Buenos Aires and Lübeck Philharmonic orchestras, the Dresdner Philharmonic and the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, and performed in venues including the Toronto Centre for the Arts, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires under conductors such as Charles Dutoit and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Monterio has lectured, adjudicated and led masterclasses at schools worldwide. A champion of Brazilian music, he has been honoured by many composers with invitations to give premieres of compositions written for and dedicated to him. Monterio has recently released three critically acclaimed albums on the Naxos and Grand Piano labels that feature the music of Scarlatti [8.573611], Liszt [8.573485] and Oswald [GP682].
For more information, visit www.sergiomonteiropiano.com.