Brazilian Music Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Max Barros as the new vice-president as of February 1st 2019. Mr Barros joined BMF in June of 2016 and his consistent dedication, and expertise in Brazilian Classical Music will be the driving force to increase the production of Classical Music Concerts; he will offer new initiatives in the NY music business community and throughout the country.
We are thrilled to have Mr Barros join our team at BMF” says Madalena Sousa, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Mr Barro’s experience in classical music and business development will shed a brighter light on the mission of our organization in order to escalate the Brazilian Music Foundation as the number one Brazilian music school and entertainment in NYC.”
Max Barros joined Brazilian Music Foundation as Artistic Director of the Classical Music Department in June of 2016 and in February of 2019 he was nominated as Vice-President. The BMF Classical Music Concert Series, created by Madalena Sousa in 2016, is now being led by Mr. Barros with his outstanding knowledge of Brazilian Classical Music and his musical talent. Max Barros has won wide acclaim as one of South America’s foremost pianists. Born in California and raised in Brazil, Mr. Barros was presented with the “Soloist of the Year” Award (1985) by the São Paulo Music Critics Association. The New York Times has praised Mr. Barros for his “rapturous” performance of Rachmaninoff’s music, and Opera Today remarked, “Mr. Barros… made the piano drip with beauty and elegance, with an incomparable grace in his legato. As a chamber musician Mr. Barros has performed with the American String Quartet, Enso String Quartet, Quartetto di Venezia, Biava String Quartet, Esher String Quartet, and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
We would like to thank Mila Schiavo for her dedication and hard work for the last 2 years. Ms Schiavo continues working with BMF as International Relations Director, in Brazil.