Come join us for this FREE CONCERT in which Thiago Nascimento will debut St. Matthew's Cathedral Arts’ recent lovely addition of an 8' 4" Schimmel concert grand piano! The sound of this piano is freaking amazing and Thiago gets to help it sing, so come hear the pretty, pretty sounds!!
Thiago was asked to repeat a recent concert I performed at Arapaho UMC comprised of Chopin and Gershwin so here's what you will experience this night:
Waltz Op. 64 No. 1 in Db-Major "Minute Waltz"
Waltz op. 34 No.1 in Ab-Major
Etude Op. 10 No. 3 in E-Major
Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C-Major
Etude No. 25 No. No. 1 in Ab-Major
Etude Op. 10 No. 4 in c#-minor
Nocturne Op. Post. in c#-minor
Polonaise Op. 53 No. 6 in Ab-Major
~ Intermission ~
I've Got Rhythm (improvised arrangement)
Summertime (improvised arrangement)
Three Preludes for solo piano
And who knows if there'll be an encore ;)
“I hope you can make it as it's going to be a memorable night of music!! And remember the event is FREE so please, please share the event and invite as many friends, family, and pets as you can! I hear cats love Chopin!! See you all there!! Meow!! Woof!!” - Thiago Nascimento
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Thiago Nascimento is a pianist praised for his innate musicality, impressive technique, and ability to improvise in a variety of styles. Born in Brazil, he was raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. His unique talents span classical piano technique, expressive musicality, “stride” jazz piano, improvisation and composition. In addition, his comedic nature and ability to seamlessly integrate slapstick comedy and combine any melodic fragment into any other piece of music on the spur of the moment (no matter how serious or inappropriate) inevitably brings to mind visions of a young Victor Borge.
Belying his fluency of pianistic gymnastics, which might lead one to believe his first toy as a child was a grand piano, Mr. Nascimento in fact only began teaching himself how to play piano at the age of thirteen and began studying classical piano with a teacher at fifteen, an age when most child prodigies are already entering their mid-life crisis. Nonetheless, after a year of study, he was accepted into Dallas’ Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
He began his college studies at Peabody Conservatory and continued them at Southern Methodist University, where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Alessio Bax.
Thiago currently works as a professional pianist in the DFW area, equally at home is the realms of classical, jazz, ballet, and musical theater.