Nahim Marun

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Nahim Marun
Origin Brazil
Genres Contemporary music
Occupation(s) Pianist and piano professor at the São Paulo State University
Instruments Piano
Years active 30

Nahim Marun is a Brazilian pianist. He was awarded “The Soloist of the Year 1995” by the São Paulo Critics of Art Association[1] and he was nominee for “The Best Pianist of 1999” by the São Paulo State Government,[2] as a result of his intense musical activities in Brazil and abroad.

Education[edit]

Marun’s principals piano teachers were the Brazilian pianist Isabel Mourao in São Paulo and the pianist Grant Johannesen in New York City, having completed a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Mannes College of Music in New York City (under a CAPES scholarship).

He received a Doctor of Music degree from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (under a FAPESP scholarship), with the thesis "The Piano Technique of Johannes Brahms", and pursued a Post-Doctorate at Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV).

Career[edit]

Marun has taken part in a large number of productions and recordings of Brazilian contemporary music, including several CDs of Brazilian Music for solo piano and chamber ensembles such Em Movimento [11], Historias Fantasticas [12], Pulsares [13]. He premiered many works of Brazilian composers such as Gil Jardim, Almeida Prado, Flo Menezes, Eduardo Seincman, Ronaldo Miranda and Edino Krieger.

In 2001 he recorded a CD in Genoa with the violinist Claudio Cruz for the Italian label Dynamic[3][4] This CD, Violin Music in Brazil,[5] was chosen among the best releases of the year by The Iberian and Latin American Music Society of London[6] and it was also highly recommended by music magazines such as Diverdi in Spain, Diapason in France and American Record Guide.[7]

In 2005, Marun and the soprano Cláudia Riccitelli were chosen the only classical musicians to be sponsored by the Brazilian Government during the “Year of Brazil in France”. This event included recitals in Paris, and also the recording of one CD named "Villa-Lobos em Paris".[8] This CD, which brings the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos - including A Prole do Bebê for solo piano and Epigramas Irônicos e Sentimentais for soprano and piano – has been awarded “The Gold Diapason” by the Diapason Magazine[9] and The Best Classical CD of 2006 by the Brazilian magazine Bravo![10]

Marun teaches piano performance since 1998 at Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP.[11] He is often invited to give courses and master-classes throughout Brazil, member of the International Symposium "Performa Clavis" [14] and he has written articles in magazines such Per-Musi (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brasil [15]. He is the author of the book "Advanced Piano Technique", based on 51 Exercises of Johannes Brahms [16] and also Critic Reviewer of Villa-Lobos Songs for voice and Piano" [17]

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