Marina Spoladore plays “Canções da Velha Era” in Sala Contemporânea Festival

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On Friday, December 3rd, the award-winning pianist Marina Spoladore will perform a solo concert within the schedule of the Sala Contemporânea Festival, which takes place from December 2nd to 11th at Sala Cecília Meireles. All events will be broadcasted live on Sala’s Youtube channel.

At the concert, works by Marisa Rezende, Toru Takemitsu, György Ligeti, and the piece “Songs from the Old Era” by Pauxy Gentil-Nunes.

Pauxy’s piece was composed in 1987 and premiered by Marina Spoladore only in 2019. The programmatic work presents an eclectic series of sound frames that evoke the supposed and disturbing memories of a pianist trying to concentrate on studying an old-style fugue. The inspiration came from an audition of the play “Vento Noroeste” by Gilberto Mendes, in which the composer was present and had a huge affective impact on Gentil-Nunes.

The young artist from Paraná, Marina Spoladore, has been occupying a prominent place among Brazilian pianists. Holder of over 30 awards in national and international competitions, the pianist has a very high level of education in Brazil and improved at the higher school in Karlsruhe, Germany. She holds a bachelor’s degree in piano from UFRJ and a master’s degree in Musicology from the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO. Frequently invited to perform in the most important concert halls in the country, Marina has also received warm praise from the specialized critics, mainly for her participation in events related to Brazilian contemporary music, such as the Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea in Rio de Janeiro.