Executive assistant for the Dorothy Taubman Seminar
Native from Brazil, Silvanio Reis holds an Artist Diploma Certificate from Temple University, M.M. in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University - PA and M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Akron, OH. He received his B.M. in Piano Performance from Instituto de Música e Artes de Penápolis, Brazil. Mr. Reis completed his MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and his Professional Studies Diploma with Professor Maria del Pico Taylor. Previous teachers include Professor Philip Thomson, Dr. Mauricy Martin, and Dr. Sergio Gallo.
He received several prizes and honorary mentions in piano competitions in Brazil and in the United States. Mr. Reis played in master classes for renowned professors including Rosa Maria Tolón (Cuba); Kenneth Cooper, Martin Katz, Phillip Thomson, Kevin Orr, and Daniel Epstein (USA); Gabriel Kwok (China); Michael Tsalka (Israel); Sarah Davis Buchner (Canada); Vladimir Viardo (Russia); Plínio Padilha (Switzerland); and Dorian Ledjak (Serbia).
Mr. Reis sustains a restless schedule, which includes music research, solo and chamber music recitals as well as lectures in the United States and Brazil. He received the "Olga Gagliardi Guetto" award for his accomplishments as pianist for 2015 and was recently named faculty in training for the Taubman Seminar at Temple University. As pedagogue, Mr. Reis teaches group and applied piano lessons at Temple University as well as at Temple Preparatory School in Philaldephia.
Besides modern piano, Mr. Reis studies early music repertoire and performance practice under Dr. Joyce Lindorff on the appropriate keyboard instruments (Harpsichord, Fortepiano and Chamber Organ). Mr. Reis is currently pursuing his D.M.A in Piano Performance at Temple University under Dr. Charles Abramovic.