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Alexandre Dias

Alexandre Dias initiated his classical piano training at the age of 10, and pursues a career as a concertist and researcher. He studied with Elza Kazuko Gushikem and Neusa França in Brasília, Brazil, and attended several masterclasses with Maria Teresa Madeira. Since 1999 he has been researching the works and discography of Ernesto Nazareth and other Brazilian belle époque composers, which resulted in several projects.

In 2007 he recorded his first CD for Choro Music and in 2009 he was the first to review Nazareth's complete scores, which are now available for free at www.ernestonazareth150anos.com.br. This website is produced by Instituto Moreira Salles, and coordinated by Dias. He also provided a 2,300 recordings collection of Nazareth's music for the website.

In 2011 he reviewed Chiquinha Gonzaga's complete scores, which are now available at www.chiquinhagonzaga.com/acervo, and in 2012 he produced the website Marcello Tupynambá - Father of Brazilian Song (www.marcellotupynamba.com).

Dias constantly plays concerts unveiling Nazareth's music, with special attention to his rare works, and collaborates with several radio and TV programs. He is currently working in a critical edition of Nazareth's complete works with musicologist Sara Cohen.