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Young Brazilian Guitarist Aliéksey
RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 8, 2004) - Aliéksey Vianna, winner of the 2003 International Guitar Festival in Rust, Austria, will perform as part of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Classical Guitar Series on Friday, Feb. 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604) on the UTD campus.
Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Aliéksey has performed in prestigious music venues in more than 15 countries throughout Europe and the Americas, including New York's Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Bay Area's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Yoshi's Jazz Club, Mexico City's Nezahualcoyotl and Sao Paulo's Sala Ester Mesquita.
Aliéksey has performed with such world-renowned musicians as Paul McCandless, Peter Erskine, Tracy Silverman and Pierre Boulez. He was chosen to perform Boulez's landmark “Le Marteau sans Maitre,” conducted by the composer at Carnegie Hall, and he has premiered pieces by Egberto Gismonti, Edino Krieger, David Burge and Sérgio Assad. Maestro Assad recognized Aliéksey's talent and offered to produce a CD of his own solo guitar works, which Aliéksey recorded in 2002.
Aliéksey first took up the guitar at the age of eight. At 12, he began formal musical studies, which included classical guitar, composition, arranging and orchestration. His main teachers were Rogerio Bianchi, Maria Rachel Marcondes, Jose Lucena Vaz, Fernando Araujo, Thomas Patterson and David Tanenbaum. He also has performed in master classes of Sergio and Odair Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Roland Dyens, Abel Carlevaro, Oscar Ghiglia, Nigel North, Paul O'dette, Hopkinson Smith and Ralph Towner, among others.
An exceptional guitarist who is highly accomplished in both the classical and jazz genres and is constantly crossing stylistic borders, Aliéksey has been awarded first prizes in more than 10 worldwide music competitions. These awards have led to invitations to perform and teach in several music festivals and to record with such important labels as Radio MEC in Brazil, URTEX in Mexico and GSP in the USA .
For more information, sound clips and pictures please visit: http://www.aliekseyvianna.com/
Tickets for Aliéksey's concert at UTD will go on sale Jan. 12 and are $10 for general admission, $5 for students of other schools and free at the door to UTD students with a valid identification. Ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2982. For more information and directions, please call 972-883-2787 (972-UTD-ARTS).
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