“Her interpretation possesses a secret magic”,
says the German newspaper Badische Neueste Nachrichten about the Brazilian pianist Ana Flávia Frazão. Internationally acclaimed by the audience and critics, and notable for her refined, technically impressive touch, she was the award-winning pianist at “Concurso Nacional JK” [President Juscelino Kubitschek National Competition], held in Brasília in 1992. Among other achievements, she was awarded in 2001 the first prize together with Trio Augarten for the concert series at Kyoto Concert Hall in Japan.
Born in Goiânia, she graduated from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and received both her master’s degree and doctorate with highest distinction from the Karlsruhe University of Music in Germany, where she lived for eight years. In 2004 she recorded her debut CD album, Vocalize, with the double bassist Milton Masciadri; the CD was released in Europe on Sinfônica record label. Years afterwards, in 2012, Ana Flávia and the German violinist Laurent Albrecht Breuninger paired up to record Heitor-Villa Lobos’ complete works for piano and violin (Telos Music Records). In 2015 the duo repeated the collaboration including recording a CD and a DVD with works by Brazilian and French composers.
Along with her dynamic career as a pianist, Ana Flávia Frazão has been an Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the Federal University of Goiás. She also combines her career with being the artistic director for national-based music projects; three of the most significant include the series of concerts named “Concertos na Cidade” [City Concerts], “Concertos UFG” [UFG Concerts], and the International Symposium on Music Performance.