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International Piano Festival returns to Rio de Janeiro after 5 years

The Rio de Janeiro International Piano Festival will be held from today (5) to the 11th in honor of Brazilian pianist Nelson Freire (1944-2021).

After five years, this is the second edition of the festival. The event received 35 entries from 14 countries.

The team, composed of artistic director and general coordinator Lilian Barretto, Vera Astrachan, and Olga Kopylova, has selected eight pianists from six countries for the semifinals, which will take place on September 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. in the Sala Cecília Meireles, with prizes totaling R$ 165,000 (US$31,400) at stake . . .

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