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Name: Sylvia Constantinidis
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Soloist, Teacher (Pianist , Composer)
Phone: 305-285-6887
Fax: 305-856-9092
Address: 2452 Swamson Ave., Miami 33133, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Venezuelan American pianist, she started her musical studies at the age of three in Caracas Venezuela. Later moved to Paris where she studied music at The Ecole Martenot and attended L'Universite Sorbonne de Paris. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Music at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. In the 90's, she established in South Florida where she received her Masters in Piano Performance at University of Miami. There she studied with Rosalina Sakcstein, former student of the world famous pianist Claudio Arrau. Sylvia has also received master classes from some of the worlds major artists including: Paul Badura-Skoda, Maria Joao Pires, Stephen Hugh, Dimitri Bashkirov, Walter Blakenheim and others.

Sylvia Constantinidis was already established as a pianist in Venezuela when she left in the 1990's. In South America, she toured several times and played as a soloist with orchestras. In 1987 she published her first recording: a collection of Venezuelan Classical music from the XIX century. Very well received by the critics. She has been recognized by the Venezuelan government with two 'Arts in Residence' Grants as well as the 'Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho' Grant for her undergraduate and later graduate studies. She has also received scholarships from University of Miami, Canford Music Festival, Paloma O’shea Piano Festival between others. She has participated in music festival in Spain, France, London, Venezuela, Central and South America as well as the USA.

As a music educator Sylvia has been recognized with several awards including several grants from 'The Education Funds', and Miami Dade College "Learning Innovations Apple Grant". She has also been honored with 'The Music Note Award 2003', recognition given by the Patronesse of the Opera and the Kennedy Foundation.

Sylvia is a Humanities and Music Faculty at Miami Dade College. This talented artist is also a composer with several piano, chamber music and orchestra works of her own, some of them already recorded.



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