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Victor Cayres, piano

Victor Cayres, piano

Brazilian pianist Victor Cayres has extensively performed in Brazil, Europe, and the United States, earning praise for concerts with the Sine Nomine string quartet in Switzerland and as a soloist with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. He has appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as NEC Philarmonia, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Pro-Musica, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Petrobras Pró-Música, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica and Orquestra de Câmera at University of São Paulo. He has collaborated with such conductors as Ronaldo Bologna, Mark Churchill, Marc David, Ryan Haskins, Gil Jardim, Theophanis Kapsopoulos, Keith Lockhart, Norton Morozowisk, Donald Palma, Roberto Tibiriçá, and Jan Zbavitel. He has toured with the Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg under the direction of Kapsopoulos in the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

Mr. Cayres has been a frequent guest artist at Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. In recent years he had a debut at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore di Vittorio, made appearances at the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, Banff Center for the Arts, and has recorded works by David Owens for Albany Records, works by Joseph Summer and Charles Ives for Parma records, and took part in a recording project of works by John H. Wallace in collaboration with Arneis string quartet, to be released by Centaur records.

Mr. Cayres has gathered several prizes in national and international piano competitions, including the 8th Iowa Piano Competition, Boston University Concerto Competition and Richmond Piano Competition, 18th Leoš Janáček International Piano Competition in Brno (Czech Republic), Gina Bachauer South American Competition, Nelson Freire International Competition, Petrobras International Competition, Magdalena Tagliaferro Competition, Artlivre International Competition, as well as European competitions such as Sommerfestspiele Klavier Wettbewerb in Murten, Switzerland. Mr. Cayres had the privilege of studying with Brazil’s leading pianists: Roselys Alleoni at the school of music Maestro Ernst Mahle, and Gilberto Tinetti and Eduardo Monteiro at the University of São Paulo, where he received his Bachelor degree. He also had an opportunity to study for one year at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany, while appearing in concert venues in Switzerland. He has performed in masterclasses for John O’Connor, Steve Drury, Philippe Entremont, Stephen Kovacevich, Dai Uk Lee, Ronan O’Hora, and John Perry, among many others. Mr. Cayres studied with Wha Kyung Byun at the New England Conservatory, where he received his Master of Music degree, and with Anthony di Bonaventura and Boaz Sharon at Boston University, where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree. He currently serves on the piano faculty at Boston University School of Music.

→  More info may be found on Victor’s website.