Brazilian pianist Lucas Thomazinho started his musical studies at the age of eight, and a year later won his first contest, the Souza Lima National Piano Competition, followed by more than ten first prizes in national contests including the National Piano Competition Villa-Lobos and the XII Magda Tagliaferro National Piano Competition. In 2016 he garnered First Prize in the XVIII Santa Cecilia International Competition (Portugal), and the Brazilian Music Award for his interpretation of Camargo Guarnieri’s Toccata in the V BNDES International Piano Competition (Brazil). In 2015 he won Second Prize at the International Piano Competition of Works by Brazilian Composer Osvaldo Lacerda (Brazil).
He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra, playing Concerto No. 2 by F. Mendelssohn and Concerto No. 2 by C. Saint-Saëns. Lucas has played in a wide diversity of Brazilian cities and states.
At the age of fourteen he was accepted in the 40th Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival, where he worked with pianists such as Michel Dalberto, Cristina Ortiz and Richard Bishop. In 2016 he was a finalist in the 10th PIANALE International Piano Academy & Competition (Germany), where he worked with pianists such as Joaquim Soriano, Jun Kanno, Jay Gottlieb, Uta Weyand, Justas Dvarionas and Erik Tawastsjerna. He has moreover taken part in master classes with renowned international pianists including Pierre Laurent Aimard, Elisso Wirssaladze, Alexander Toradze, Paul Lewis, Caio Pagano and many others.
In 2017, Lucas recorded his first CD with pieces by Czerny, Liszt, Scriabin, Granados, Carlos Gomes and Camargo Guarnieri, which will be released in Europe under the KNS Classical label.
Born in 1995 in São Paulo, Brazil, Lucas Thomazinho began his musical career studying with a full scholarship at the Magda Tagliaferro Foundation, with teachers Zilda Candida dos Santos, Armando Fava Filho and Flavio Varani. He is currently earning his bachelor’s degree in piano at the University of São Paulo (USP), under the tutelage of Eduardo Monteiro.
“Mature creativity, which is revealed by great control of temperament, as well as by spontaneous dedication to the musical momentum.” Nikolaus Frey, Fuldaer Zeitung.
“Variationen op. 33 – he made the piano sing, he let it shine in the high notes, modulated by the art of his masterly touch, his flashing light-fingeredness added elegance to clarity and combined brilliance with flexibility, switching between wit and grace.” Nikolaus Frey, Fuldaer Zeitung. (About Czerny: Variations on a Theme by Rode, Op33 “La Ricordanza”)
“Promising name of Brazilian piano” Revista Concerto
“One of the leading pianists of the new generation of Brazilian pianists.” MUBE Piano Concerts