Renowned for her remarkable musicality, transparency, and the spontaneity of her interpretations, Brazilian pianist Erika Ribeiro is a truly 21st-century artist always on the search for new performance approaches, and combining diverse styles in her playing and programming.
Winner of 10 piano competitions in Brazil - including the III Nelson Freire Competition, and awarded in more than 20, Erika has performed extensively in her native Brazil, as well as in Poland, Germany, Portugal, France and the United States. She has played at prestigious venues such as Sala São Paulo, Theatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), and Cecilia Meireles Hall and has been a frequent guest soloist of several Brazilian orchestras, including the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, Orchestra of the Radio and TV Cultura, among others; in Europe, she performed with the Kalisz Philharmonic (Poland) and the Gaia Philharmonic Orchestra (Portugal). As a chamber player, Erika is a passionate musician, frequently collaborating with diverse singers and instrumentalists, such as Francesca Anderegg and the Villa-Lobos Quintet.
Ms. Ribeiro holds a B.A and M.A in Music (University of São Paulo). Recently, she finished her PhD where she studied the concept of pianism and its relationship in brazilian piano music. She also studied Piano at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, Germany (2003-05), chamber music at Écoles d 'Art de Fontainebleau, France (2008). She has attended music festivals in the U.S., Switzerland and France, where she received the highest honors in performance at the Fontainebleau Academy. Ms. Ribeiro is currently Piano and Chamber Music Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO).