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About me

Karin Fernandes, a pianist born in São Paulo, is a renowned artist with a multifaceted career. She honed her skills through courses in Europe, notably studying with Maria João Pires, Bernard Flavigny, and receiving a scholarship at the Philomusica Piano Festival in Oxford. Throughout her career, Karin has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including OSESP, Amazonas Philharmonic, OSUSP, and the Campinas Symphony Orchestra, in addition to frequent recitals in Europe and South America.

Her excellence as a pianist is recognized by winning 21 first prizes in piano competitions, including the prestigious Eldorado Music Prize in 1999. Her albums have garnered acclaim, with the CD "Cria – nova música brasileira para piano, vol. I" receiving the Concerto Award for Best CD of the Year in 2015.

Karin also stands out as a talented chamber musician and is a member of Trio Puelli, dedicated to 20th and 21st-century music. In addition to her achievements as a performer, Karin shares her knowledge as a piano teacher, Contemporary Music Laboratory, and Chamber Music at EMESP Tom Jobim in São Paulo since 2017.

With a total of 16 albums released, Karin continues to make significant contributions to classical music and expands her repertoire with future releases, showcasing her enduring commitment to the art of piano performance and her impact on the Brazilian and international music scene.

"In the fully occupied concert hall, the guests attentively followed some lesser-known masterpieces and enthusiastically applauded the artist's sensitive and spirited interpretation, musically cohesive and playful."
"Karin Fernandes is one of the most versatile Brazilian pianists today. Her dedication to contemporary repertoire has made her work a reference, and with the same care, she has also devoted herself to past repertoire."
"Known for her work with repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries, Karin is one of the most important and active Brazilian pianists."

Camila Fresca

Journalist, curator, and researcher

eTopicos Magazine

Berlin (Germany)

Concerto Magazine

Sao Paulo (Brazil)

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