Dr. Lina Morita
Brazilian pianist LINA MORITA made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2013. Her international career has taken her throughout the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, France, and the Czech Republic. Most recently, she has been invited to present solo recitals at Salão Leopoldo Miguez in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Mexico City at the Museo Mural Diego Rivera and at La Escuela de Musica “Vida y Movimiento” del Centro Cultural Ollin Yoliztli. Other venues in which she has performed include II Festival Eleazar de Carvalho, IX Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Brazil, the Music Center at Strathmore in Maryland, Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington DC, and prestigious concert series at the National City Christian Church, the Church of the Epiphany in Washington DC, the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Virginia, and the Bertramka House in Prague.
As a performer and pedagogue, Lina Morita has performed recitals and taught master classes at colleges and universities throughout the United States and has collaborated with renowned musicians such as flutists Susan Milan, Ransom Wilson, Ian Clarke, Jim Walker and cellist Dennis Parker. Her solo and collaborative performances have been featured on Radio MEC FM in Brazil and WRKF 89.3FM in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her recording The Songs of Keith Gates with soprano Carol Lines was released on Centaur Records in 2012. As a concerto soloist, Morita performed Mozart’s “Jeunehomme” Concerto and the Chopin’s F Minor Concerto with the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra in Washington D.C. and Virginia. Other soloist appearances include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 with the Lake Charles Symphony in Louisiana and the Washington Sinfonietta in Washington DC.
Lina Morita received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music; the Master of Music degree from Rice University; and the Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. Her primary studies have been with Nelita True, Robert Roux, Edmund Battersby, and Michel Block. Morita is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at McNeese State University in Louisiana.