The University of Wyoming Department of Music is excited to announce that guest pianist Lúcia Barrenechea will be performing on Friday, April 26. The concert, titled “Piano Music of Latin America,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts recital hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Hailing from Brazil, Barrenechea currently teaches at the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) and oversees research and advising activities for the graduate program in music. She has an impressive background as a piano and chamber music teacher at renowned music festivals in Brazil, such as the Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro and the International Summer Festival in Brasilia.

Barrenechea is also a seasoned soloist, having performed with various Brazilian orchestras. Her debut solo album, “Saracoteio – Piano Brasileiro,” showcases works by Brazilian composers. Additionally, she is recognized as a talented chamber pianist, having collaborated with esteemed musicians both in Brazil and internationally. In recent years, she worked with cellist Hugo Pilger on the project “Presence of Villa-Lobos in Brazilian Music for Cello and Piano.”

Together with her husband, flutist Sergio Barrenechea, Lúcia has been performing as Duo Barrenechea since 1989. They have released multiple albums, including “Moments in Paris” in 2008, “The Flute Music of Francisco Mignone” in 2011, and “Brasileirissimo: Encounters” in 2015.

For those interested in attending the concert or looking for more information, please contact Kathy Kirkaldie, UW Fine Arts coordinator, at (307) 766-2160 or email Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the captivating piano music of Latin America performed by the talented Lúcia Barrenechea.

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