Brazilian pianist Fábio Bezuti moved to the United States in 2005 to pursue a Master of Arts degree in piano accompaniment and vocal coaching at Westminster Choir College. At Manhattan School of Music he received his Professional Studies Certificate. During those very formative years, Mr. Bezuti worked with distinguished pianists J. J. Penna, Dalton Baldwin, Thomas Muraco and Ted Taylor.
In addition to performing, Mr. Bezuti has been invited to collaborate in opera productions and to mentor young musicians in Brazil, France, Italy and in the U.S. He has collaborated with renowned musicians, teachers, conductors and directors. Mr. Bezuti has conducted the productions of A Dinner Engagement by Lennox Berkeley and Maroquinhas Frufru by Ernest Mahle. Career highlights include: musical director and pianist for Charles Wuorinen’s opera Haroun and the Sea of Stories (based upon the book by Salman Rushdie); and vocal coach and pianist for productions including Verdi’s Falstaff and Rigoletto, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, Mozart’s D. Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, among many others.
Currently, Mr. Bezuti is a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Manhattan School of Music. Apart from recitals in New York, Philadelphia and other major U.S. cities, he performs regularly in Brazil and Europe. In the past two years, Mr. Bezuti has performed at Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stern Auditorium, both at Carnegie Hall.