Concerts on College Presents Brazilian Pianist Mauricy Martin at Wesley Memorial


Concerts on College Presents Brazilian Pianist Mauricy Martin at Wesley Memorial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 24, 2016

WILMINGTONWesley Memorial United Methodist continues the Concerts on College series with Brazilian Pianist Mauricy Martin on Sunday, November 13th at 5:00 pm.  Mr. Martin will perform works by Chopin, Villa-Lobos and other Brazilian composers.  The address of the concert venue is 1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC  28403.  Admission is free, however, donations are appreciated with contributions benefitting scholarships to UNCW students and the music ministry of the church.

Maurícy Martin performs regularly as recitalist and chamber musician in Brazil and abroad. In Brazil, he has appeared as soloist with orchestras under the conductors Aylton Escobar, Benito Juarez, Claudio Cruz, Eduardo Östergren, Julio Medaglia and Luthero Rodrigues. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with various artists including cellists Antonio Lauro Del Claro and Lars Hoefs, German baritone Martin Krasnenco, Belgian clarinetist Walter Boykens and Brazilian soprano Niza Tank. In the United States he has performed in major cultural centers such as New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Boston and Raleigh; and in Argentina has performed in Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata; in Serbia has performed in Novi Sad and Bačka Palanka.

Prof. Martin has played an important role in training young pianists in Brazil and abroad, many of his students are prize winners in national and international piano competitions and many occupy positions in various universities. He is frequently invited to present Master Classes in Brazil’s most important institutions of higher education and music festivals.

Prof. Martin received degrees from Boston University, Indiana University and Indiana State University and has been on the piano faculty at the University of Campinas in Brazil since 1985 where he is head of the Piano Department and is also the Artistic Director of the Bačka Palanka International Piano Festival in Serbia.

For further information, please contact:

Bettsy Curtis
(910) 791-4092, ext. 119