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Monica Tessitore

 Monica Tessitore, piano

Monica Tessitore 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.

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