Photo: Sven Arnstein
Born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1968, Artur Pizarro made his television début on Portuguese television at the age of four. From 1974 to 1990 Artur studied with Sequeira Costa who had been a student of Vianna da Motta and of Mark Hamburg, Edwin Fischer, Marguerite Long and Jacques Février. During a brief interruption of his studies in the USA, Artur also studied with Jorge Moyano in Lisbon, and in Paris worked with Aldo Ciccolini, Géry Moutier and Bruno Rigutto. Artur won first prizes in the 1987 Vianna da Motta Competition, the 1988 Greater Palm Beach Symphony Competition and won first prize at the 1990 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, which marked the beginning of an international concert career.
Artur Pizarro performs internationally in recital, chamber music and with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Entremont, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Sir Andrew Davis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Franz Welser- Most, Julia Jones and Libor Pešek.
Artur is an active chamber musician and has performed at chamber music festivals throughout the world. His most recent releases include, for the Odradek label, the complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff and works by Dvořák for piano duet with the italian pianist Rinaldo Zhok and the Piano Concerto by Francis Poulenc.
Artur Pizarro has received various awards from his native Portugal for services to classical music and culture. Presently, Artur Pizarro teaches privately at his studio in Oeiras, Portugal. He frequently gives masterclasses internationally.
|Chant op.67 Nr.5 - Appassionato - (1876)|
|José Vianna da Motta|
|Zwei Klavierstücke nach Arnold Böcklin
Im Spiel der Wellen
|Trois Romances op.45
Un soir de printemps
|Liszt/Busoni||Fantasie und Fuge über den Choral „Ad nos, ad salutarem undam (1897)|