Marilia Caputo

BIOGRAPHY
 
Brazilian pianist Marilia Caputo has performed throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States both as soloist and as a collaborative pianist with violinists Koh-Gabriel Kameda, Daniel Guedes and Ignace Jang; the São Paulo String Quartet; with singers Juliana Gondek, Sony recording artist Atalla-Ayan, Reginaldo Pinheiro; and cellists Antonio Del Claro and Barbara Switalska among others.  She has performed in concert venues such as Pushkin Museum, Teatro da Paz, Weill Hall, Rachmaninoff Hall, Mozarteum, Brahms Haus, Cecilia Meireles, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. She has coached singers together with Ricky Ian Gordon for a concert dedicated to his songs at the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.
 
Ms. Caputo is the only female Brazilian pianist from her generation, who received a seven-year full scholarship to attend the Moscow Conservatory where she completed her Master's Degree under the guidance of Ludmila Rochina (a pupil of Samuel Feinberg) and Alexander Shtarkman. She was also awarded the “Virtuose” scholarship by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture while studying with Boris Slutsky at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Ms. Caputo studied privately with Sophia Rosoff, who remains as one of the most important musical influences in her life. 
 
Ms. Caputo is currently a DMA candidate at Rutgers University, studying with Paul Hoffmann and was the first recipient of the Colonel Robert B. and Dr. Charlotte Craig Award at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
 
MASTER CLASSES
 
  • Arnaldo Cohen
  • Antonio Guedes Barbosa
  • Hans Graff
  • Nelson Freire
  • Vladimir Viardo
  • Eteri Andjaparidze
  • Richard Goode
  • Jerome Loenthal
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
  • Chairperson of Piano Department Newark School of the Arts, NJ
  • Guest Artist, Piano and Chamber Music Professor at Para State University, Brazil
  • Privately since 1996
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TEACHING PHILOSOPHY AND STYLE
 
Having had the opportunity to study and perform with outstanding musicians from Russia, Western Europe, the US, and Brazil, Ms. Caputo blends teaching tools from various schools of pedagogy and has had much success as a teacher. She encourages students to be curious, engaged learners and endeavors to make practicing inquisitive and fun. Her students have been accepted into major colleges and schools that range from MIT, Princeton University to Manhattan School of Music, Mannes and Juilliard.