was born in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte in 1963. It was
here that he first studied piano with Maria Clara Paes Leme. In
1985 he completed his musical studies under the guidance of Magdala
Costa and received a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of
Music of the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
He then won a Brazilian government scholarship to study in Europe.
From 1986 to 1991 he worked under Professor Frédéric
Meinders at the Maastricht Music Conservatory in the Netherlands,
where he obtained diplomas in Pedagogy (1988), Solo Performance
(1989) and Chamber Music (1991). During his academic training he
also participated in piano interpretation master-classes with Jacques
Klein, G. Sebok, Hans Leygraf, Franco Scala and others, and attended
private classes with Gloria Maria Fonseca Costa in Rio de Janeiro
and the pianist Vlado Perlemuter in Paris.
Further, in 1991-92 he took part in a number of master-classes of
the ‘Accademia Pianistica’ in the Italian town of Imola.
Since 1982 Tadeu has featured as a soloist playing with orchestras
conducted by David Machado, Benito Juarez and others, and in recitals
in a number of Brazilian cities like São Paulo, Rio, Fortaleza,
as well as in Europe, including Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Rotterdam,
Londen, Paris, Athens, Milano and Cologne.
In Fortaleza he participated in the ‘Semana de Música
de Camera’ (piano, cello and flute) in 1993, 1994 and 1995,
both as a concert performer and as a teacher of interpretation.
Similarly, he has conducted workshops and played concerts at the
summer festival in the Netherlands since 1996.
Tadeu has also frequently performed as an accompanist to singers
Since 1995 he has played in a duo, ‘A Canção
Brasileira’ together with the mezzo-soprano Sonia Genú.
Their repertoire consists of the whole range of Brazilian composers
and in March 1999 they recorded their first
CD with the duo’s name as its title (BK 9909). In 2009 they made a new performance 'Eu te Amo'.
Since 1992 Tadeu has lived and worked in Amsterdam. In 2001 recorded
the solo CD ‘ONTEM’ (‘Yesterday’)
dominated by the three great names of the Brazilian nationalist
music school: Villa-Lobos, Francisco Mignone and Lorenzo Fernandez.
In 2006 his new solo CD ‘HOJE’
(‘Today’), of contemporary Brazilian music for piano,
came out including works of Miranda, Krieger, Prado, do Valle, Ficarelli,
Lanna, Cozzella, Mendes.
With soprano Charlotte van der Putten a cd in 2009