Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
received her Bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School of Music, her
Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory and the DMA in piano
performance from Boston University. Among her principal teachers were
Homero Magalhães, Apparecida Tavares, Luiz de Moura Castro, Tong Il-Han
and Veronica Jochum. Other music influences came from coaches such as
Victor Rosenbaum, Larry Lesser, Gary Karr and the American String
Quartet at the Taos Summer Music School (NM). Winner of several
national competitions in her native Brazil, she also won the Emerson
String Quartet competition and the Hartt School of Music concerto
competition, playing under the direction of the distinguished French
conductor Charles Bruch. She has made many international solo
appearances in Italy, Spain, South Korea, Brazil and more recently in
Portugal. In Brazil she performed with the “Orquestra Sinfônica de
Brasilia” under the composer and conductor Claudio Santoro and has
given solo recitals including the series “Música no Museu” in Rio de
Janeiro and “Sextas Musicais” in Brasilia. In Girona, Spain, she
performed with the “Orchestra de L'Empodá”. Locally she has performed
in Littleton with the Orchestra of Indian Hill under Bruce
Hangen. In South Korea, Italy and Portugal she participated
in summer festivals giving solo recitals and performing for renowned
artists such as Boris Berman and Paul Badura-Skoda. An active
teacher, soloist and chamber musician, she has performed recitals at
Lawrence Academy, Dartmouth College, Assumption College, Indian Hill
Music, the Parish Center for the Arts and Cushing Academy. Sponsored by
“Certisign” of Brazil she has recorded a CD titled “Piano” with music
of Liszt, Schumann, L. Fernandez and O. Maul and most recently an
all-Schubert CD titled “Momentos Musicais” with compositions featuring
cellist Sergey Antonov and pianist Ellina Blinder.
On recent tours of Brazil, she has played solo and chamber music concerts and taught master classes in the towns of Aracaju (SE), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Belo Horizonte (MG) and Brasilia (DF). As pianist of the “Omaggio Duo” with cellist Ning Tien, she has performed at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, preparatory school, at the Renmin and Minzu Universities during their spring tour. Currently she is on the piano faculty at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, and Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
We welcome Ms. Tessitore to the Historical Piano Concerts series.
You can visit her web site at monicatessitore.com/ .