Covid kills a Brazilian pianist, 73

Covid kills a Brazilian pianist, 73


norman lebrecht

November 12, 2020

The prominent pianist and educator Luiz Henrique Senise has died in Rio de Janeiro of Covid-19. He was a professor at the federal university, which issued this statement:

The direction of the UFRJ School of Music communicates with immense regret the death of its professor Luiz Henrique Senise, which occurred today. During his training, he was a disciple of Elzira Amábile, perfected with Jacques Klein, Arnaldo Estrella and Magda Tagliaferro. In Europe he studied under the supervision of Bruno Seidlhofer in Vienna, Nikita Magaloff in Geneva and with Jan Ekier, Pierre Sancan and Eliane Richepin in France.

Senise has been a piano teacher at the Keyboard Department since 1994, responsible for the solid training of countless musicians. The excellence of his teachings is attested by hundreds of awards won by his students.

With impeccable technique and all the qualities of a splendid musician, pedagogue and artist, he dedicated his life to students and redimensioned the teaching of piano at UFRJ

Rio de Janeiro, November 11, 2020

Ronal Silveira
Director of the UFRJ School of Music