Helena Azevedo in Concert

Helena AzevedoOn Sunday evening, November 22 at 6 pm, immediately following the 2015 Classical Viennese Festival, guest pianist, Helena Azevedo will perform in a special recital event. This is the second concert on the 2015-16 season of the KB Piano Series.

Brazilian pianist Helena Azevedo was accepted at age six into the youth program at the Carlos Gomes Conservatory in Belem, where she studied music theory, history, and took piano lessons which became the foundation of her musical education. Her international studies have included degrees in piano performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Texas at Austin. Her piano teachers have included Peter Yazbek, Anton Nel, and Greg Allen, and in pedagogy, her teachers were Amanda Vick Lethco and Martha Hilley. Helena has performed in numerous master classes for artists such as Seymour Bernstein, John Perry, Loren Hollander, Leon Bates, Bela Siki, Nelson Freire, and Arnaldo Cohen.

Ms. Azevedo performs Manuel de Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, Camargo Guarnieri’s Ponteio No. 30 and 49, the “Ponteio Torturado”, among others.

This special event takes place in Lee Theatre on the campus of Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart at 4800 139th Avenue SE in Bellevue. The event is free and open to the public.