Érico Freire Bezerra


Erico Freire Bezerra attends the 2022 TSM Academy courtesy of an Anonymous Fellowship.

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian pianist Érico Freire Bezerra is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music, under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Harley. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Rio Grande do Sul Federal University in Brazil and his Master’s degree from Illinois State University, where he held a Piano Accompanying Assistantship and received the Lela Winegarner Scholarship for international graduate students. His previous mentors were Dr. Tuyen Tonnu and Dr. Ney Fialkow. Érico has been a prizewinner in numerous piano competitions including at the Orquestra Sinfônica de Goiânia Young Soloist Competition where he performed Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with orchestra. As a collaborative pianist, Érico is actively engaged in both instrumental and vocal repertoire, holding staff pianist positions in many festivals and competitions in Brazil and the United States, as well as working as a guest artist with orchestras and choirs throughout his entire career. Since 2015, he has served as staff collaborative pianist at Rio Grande do Sul Federal University in Porto Alegre/Brazil. Érico is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and currently holds Graduate Assistantships in Studio Accompanying and Orchestral Keyboard at Eastman