André Golbert, piano


  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - from Préludes, Livre 2 (1913) (19')
  • VII. ...La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
  • VIII. ...Ondine
  • X. ...Canope
  • XI. ...Les tierces alternées
  • XII. ...Feux d'artifice
  • Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez (1897-1948) - Três Estudos em Forma de Sonatina ("Three Etudes in Sonatina Form") (1929) (9')
  • Allegro con brio
  • Moderato
  • Allegro scherzoso
  • Mozart Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993) - Sonatina No. 4 (1958) (11')
  • Com alegria
  • Melancólico
  • Gracioso

Recognized internationally as an emerging musical talent, Brazilian pianist André Golbert has given professional recitals in the United States, Europe and South America. He has been lauded by critics, renowned musicians and scholars for his “impeccable pianism… stunning musical poetry,” and for his “brilliant… electrifying” performances.

In 2015 Mr. Golbert was awarded a solo debut recital on the main stage of the prestigious Theatro São Pedro in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He has since been a regular guest at this venue. In 2017, he made his orchestral debut performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Theatro São Pedro Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Antônio Carlos Borges-Cunha, in a concert celebrating the theater’s 159th Anniversary. The recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the Second Prize in the Souza Lima National Piano Competition in São Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Golbert earned his Doctorate in Piano Performance at the nationally distinguished Florida State University College of Music, where he completed his studies with Heidi Louise Williams. He received his Master’s Performance degree at the Mannes School of Music in New York City under the tutelage of Arkady Aronov, and completed his Bachelor of Music Performance degree at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Institute of the Arts, a premier music conservatory in Brazil, where he studied with Ney Fialkow. Mr. Golbert has pursued additional private studies with Paul Roberts, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in London, and Ann Schein, at the Mannes School of Music, in New York.

Mr. Golbert has participated in several prestigious international summer music festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival and School as a student of Ann Schein, Rencontres Musicales à Lorraine in France as a student of Amy Lin, Festival Música nas Montanhas in Brazil, and most recently, at Paul Roberts’s acclaimed Music at Chateau D’Aix festival in France. In 2019-2020, he joined the faculty of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, where he taught lecture-recital courses on the music of Debussy, Ravel, and Beethoven. A passionate scholar, Mr. Golbert is actively involved in research and translation projects. His liner notes for the albums Beyond the Sound (2019) and Conversa (2021), by Albany Records, have garnered outstanding reviews. Mr. Golbert’s recent engagements include an interdisciplinary lecture-recital titled Music to Put Out Fires, dedicated to Brazil’s National Museum and held in Porto Alegre’s Theatro São Pedro, an all-Debussy recital at the Cathédrale Saint-Croix de Paris des Arméniens in Paris, a performance at the launch of the art installation project Keys of Light at the City of London’s Guildhall Yard, and a solo recital at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul’s Cultural Center, in Porto Alegre.

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