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Introduction

In 2015, Luiz Avellar decides to start his own record company. Luiz Avellar Music assembles some of the pianist and composer’s unreleased works. This collection includes solo projects as well as collaborations with renowned musicians such as José Staneck, Fernando Girão or Paula Oliveira.

 

The Brazilian composer and pianist, Luiz Avellar started taking piano lessons at the early age of six. In 1976, he studied Orchestration at the Mannes School of Music, in New York. With a long history as a pianist, he was also an arranger for big names of Brazilian music, such as Djavan, Gal Costa, Simone or Milton Nascimento. In the meantime, he appears next to a number of names in the international music scene; Billy Cobham, Wayne Shorter, Toots Thielemans, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira, are just some of them.

 

In 1994, he releases his first solo album “Bons Amigos”, featuring Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura and Robertinho da Silva, among other prominent names in the Brazilian instrumental music scene. So far, he has released 14 albums. He has performed live as a soloist while the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra played his composition, thus establishing a permanent exchange between all his talents, from Brazilian rhythms to classical music or jazz.

 

He became a usual guest at the International Music Conference, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro; “Cello Encounter”, where his performance was appraised and shared by renowned artists from the international classical music scene, such as Armen Ksajikian, Mats Lidström and Eugene Friesen.