Ervin Rieger has made an indelible mark in the world of music, captivating audiences and fellow musicians alike with his extraordinary talent and dedication.
Ervin made his orchestral debut with the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra in Uruguay, under the baton of the renowned conductor Ligia Amadio. His collaborations with prominent Latin-American conductors such as Silvio Viegas, Emiliano Patarra, and Martin Garcia have further solidified his reputation as a virtuoso pianist.
Ervin's musical prowess extends beyond the stage, as he has claimed top honors in prestigious competitions. Notably, he secured 1st prize in the WPTA Portugal International Competition, demonstrating his exceptional artistry. His triumphs also include being the Young Soloists Competition champion of both the GRU Symphony and Botucatu Symphony orchestras.
Beyond his solo career, Ervin served as the artistic director of a concert series in his home state, where he passionately brought the beauty of classical music to rural communities. He has also engaged in collaborative performances, seamlessly blending his piano with violin and voice in captivating programs. His recent participation in concert series at the Ling Institute and the Vermelhos Festival has further showcased his versatility and artistry.
Currently pursuing a master's degree at the renowned New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Meng-Chieh Liu, Ervin's musical journey has been shaped by exceptional mentors. In Brazil, he honed his craft with Eduardo Monteiro and Ney Fialkow, ultimately earning his bachelor's degree.
Recently, Ervin won a special award as the best pianist during an international piano competition, which took place in South America in 2023.
Ervin's philosophy as a teacher is rooted in his passion for nurturing musical talent. He believes in helping students discover the sheer joy of music while cultivating a natural and pleasing technique in their playing. His engaging and knowledgeable approach as a piano teacher has left an indelible mark on countless aspiring musicians, making him a true maestro in both performance and pedagogy.