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André Mehmari


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Andre Mehmari is considered one of the most talented young musicians of his native Brazil. His activities as pianist, composer, arranger and instrumentalist are highly regarded both in popular and music. As his compositions and arrangements have been performed by important Brazilian orchestras (OSESP) and chamber ensembles (São Paulo String Quartet), his career in and Brazilian popular music () has also attained wide attention as he has gained wide recognition for his music in jazz festivals and concerts.

He made his U.S. premiere at the 2005 edition of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, stunning the audience with his blend of virtuosity, vitality, and musicality. Was invited to play at the TIM festival 2006, with his trio on the jazz stage. After winning the Carlos Gomes award for classical music revelation of the year of 2006, Mehmari was appointed resident composer for the São Paulo State Wind Band. Also wrote original orchestral music for the official PAN American games cerimonies, that took place on legendary Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, in July.

Played under direction of Maria Schneider at the Ouro Preto Jazz Festival in Minas Gerais. Released the ‘Continuous Friendship’ album (Adventure Music) , in duet with mandolin-virtuoso Hamilton de Holanda. In 2008 released a CD entirely dedicated to his own compositions: ‘About waltzes and trees’ and (aged 30) toured the northeast of Brazil with Ivan Lins, playing both Ivan’s and his own compositions at the traditional Pixinguinha Project, 30th aniversary special edition.

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  • Aureille

    Wonderful pianist and composer! There's a version of Lachrimæ on a CD Orquestra À Base de Sopro De Curitiba & André Mehmari; that's just so impressive!

    4 Feb 4:13pm Reply
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  • fabritis

    Galera otimo show do André Mehmari com o Hamilton de Holanda com o espetaculo Contínua Amizade , no auditorio ibirapuera nos dias 16,17 e 18 de novembro, da uma olhada no site la tem video e melhores informações sobre o show Abraços Fabricio

    9 Nov 2007 Reply

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