The 2020 New Music Festival features Brazilian pianist, composer and arranger André Mehmari. A stellar list of guest artists includes Emmanuele Baldini, members of the Orquesta de Camara de Valdivia from Chile, Konstantinos Valianatos, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa and the Penderecki String Quartet. Join us for 10 days of concerts, workshops and master classes as we celebrate new music.
Norbert Palej, festival coordinator
All events take place in the Edward Johnson Building at 80 Queen's Park and are free admission.
André Mehmari is considered one of Brazil's leading musicians. His activities as pianist, composer, and arranger are highly regarded in both popular and classical music. As his compositions have been performed by leading orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and chamber ensembles such as the São Paulo String Quartet, his career in jazz and Brazilian popular music has attained wide attention with performances Brazil's major jazz festivals and also abroad. Having released more than 20, Mehmari created expressive duets with musicians such as Antonio Meneses, Hamilton de Holanda, Monica Salmaso and Gabriele Mirabassi among many others.