Victor Nigri, Traditional Piano
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Victor Nigri

Suzuki and traditional piano

Victor Nigri, Traditional PianoVictor Nigri is a Graduate Professional Diploma candidate in piano performance at The University of Hartford's The Hartt School, where he is the recipient of a music talent scholarship, studying under the guidance of Professor Luiz de Moura Castro.

He has performed in both solo and chamber music recitals throughout Brazil, the United States, and Portugal. He recently took part in the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, Brazil, and Óbidos International Piano Festival, Portugal.

In 2014 he graduated from Minas Gerais State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance as a student of Professor Heron Alvim. In addition to being distinguished with a Honorable Prize of Best Performance of Brazilian Music at the VII Maestro Spartacco Rossi Piano Competition, Nigri was also a top prizewinner at the XXII Souza Lima Piano Competition and the IX Cora Pavan Capparelli Piano Competition.

Nigri has performed in master classes and private lessons for Paul Badura-Skoda, Anna Malikova, Boris Berman, Josep Colom, and Berenice Menegale.

He has performed in numerous concert halls in Brazil and abroad, São Paulo Museum Hall, and Cláudio Santoro Hall in São Paulo; Casa da Música Auditorium in Óbidos, Portugal; and Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte among others.

Teaching Philosophy

As  a  teacher,  I  believe  the  most  important  objective  in  piano  lessons  is  nurturing  an  enjoyment  for  music  that  will  last  a  lifetime.  To teach  a  student  to  become  a  musician, I constantly strive to foster excellence in everything that is done in the lessons and teach the concepts  needed  to  be  a  sensitive  pianist:  not  only  the  correct  balance  between  melody  and accompaniment, accurate reading of notes and rhythms or proper fingering for ease of execution,  but  also  the  understanding  that  all  the  music  learned  and  performed  is  to  express​ ​an​ ​emotional​ ​state​ ​or​ ​reaction—it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​communication​ ​through​ ​another​ ​language.