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About Luís Rabello

“The brilliant Rapsodia Brasileira (1930) and the Piano Sonata n.2 attest to his pianistic talent and infuse with subtlety the rhythms and melodies of his country. Revealed by the inspired fingers of Luís Rabello.” (Diapason Magazine, 2022)


Luis Rabello has been praised by the specialized media after his appearances as a soloist or when accompanied by important orchestras in some of the most prestigious venues in Latin America and Europe, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, De Doelen and the Sao Paulo Concert Hall. His most recent album received 5-star reviews by iconic music magazines such as the Gramophone (UK) and Diapason (FR).


Previous releases also granted Mr. Rabello with international prizes in South America and the top 10 releases of 2019 by the Radio Classic FM in Holland. With a deep interest in the existential expression of the Romantic period, Luis Rabello becomes known for his unique approach and reverence to the masters of the Romantic period, especially Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin. However, his passion for the newest repertoire composed for the piano led Rabello to carry out extensive research which recently made him a reference in 20th Century piano music, especially the chamber and solo piano work by Brazilian composer Radames Gnattali.


The albums dedicated to Gnattali released by the Dutch label Challenge Records have been enthusiastically received by audiences in Latin America and Europe which are mesmerised by the way Luis Rabello has been evoking the borderless compositional character of Gnattali’s music, where the romantic virtuosity merges with Folk, Jazz, and Brazilian influences. In his early years, Luis Rabello received several first prizes in piano competitions at his mother land. Rabello studied at the National Music School in Rio de Janeiro, at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow and later at the Conservatory of Rotterdam. He also received the advice of icons such as Nelson Freire, Kurt Masur and Jorge Luis Prats.

"Luís Rabello is to be commended. Here’s a lot of high-quality, largely original and thoroughly idiomatic music, superbly played."

- Gramophon Magazine, 2022

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