A tribute to Silvia Camilo
Campaign to publish Álbum do Jovem Pianista by Fernando Lopes Graça, in honour of our much-loved colleague, Silvia
Since 2010 AIIC interpreter Sílvia Camilo devoted a great part of her life to her personal project: to publish the music of Fernando Lopes Graça, her godfather and one of the greatest Portuguese composers.
Silvia was instrumental in the discovery and publication of Músicas Festivas, a CD & DVD collection of 23 piano scores —19 of which had previously not been published.
However, sadly Silvia passed away on 2 April 2018, and was unable to complete the last part of her project. This consisted of donating scores by Fernando Lopes Graça to Conservatories and Music Schools so that the composer could be studied and played.
His Álbum do Jovem Pianista (A young Pianist’s Album) is a set of "21 short pieces of medium difficulty" which combines his Portuguese cultural roots and rich musical creativity. In 1953, however, the totalitarian regime withdrew his diploma as a private arts teacher. Fifty years after its publication in London, the Álbum do Jovem Pianista is yet to be published in Portugal, thus depriving young pianists of a valuable access point to the universe of the 20th century's greatest exponent of Portuguese music.
As a tribute to Sílvia and her magnificent endeavour, her friends and family invite you to participate in bringing about this worthy project so that — for the first time in Portugal — the Álbum do Jovem Pianista may be published.
This campaign will end on 21 October, Silvia's birthday.
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