Dr. Daniel Furtado
DMA, Piano Performance, University of British Columbia
MMus, Piano Performance, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
Professional Performance Certificate, Piano Performance, Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida
BMus, Piano Performance, São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil TEACHING AND PERFORMANCE COMPETENCIES
A first-prize winner at the Ars Flores Concerto Competition (USA), as well as a laureate at the National Society of Arts and Letters (NSAL) South Florida Chapter Piano Competition (USA), pianist Daniel Furtado has also received highly esteemed awards from his native Brazil, including first prize at both the Maria Teresa Madeira Piano Competition and the Souza Lima Piano Competition.
In addition to traditional repertoire, Furtado is an avid interpreter of contemporary music. He has recently performed music by Canadian composer Richard Johnston with bassoonist Sophie Dansereau of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Furtado also worked closely with composers Joseph Turin and Kenneth Frazelle, giving both solo and chamber performances in the United States.
Daniel is an experienced and in-demand educator. With over ten years of experience as a pedagogue, He has taught piano, class piano, ear training, chamber music and accompaniment courses and lessons at institutions such as the University of British Columbia, Mozart School of Music Vancouver and Barry University (USA). He has also appeared as a guest faculty instructor at the São Caetano Foundation for the Arts Music Festival (Brazil).
Upon receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from São Paulo State University (Brazil) under Dr. Andr¨¦ Rangel and Professor Marisa Lacorte, Furtado accepted a full scholarship and completed both his Professional Performance Certificate and Master of Music degree at Lynn University (USA), in the studio of Dr. Roberta Rust. While in the United States, he also worked with Professor Giselle Brodsky.
Mr. Furtado is currently an International Tuition Award, Faculty of Arts Graduate Award and Mildred Johnson Scholarship recipient for his Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance degree at the University of British Columbia, where he is guided by Dr. Sara Davis Buechner.
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