The program includes: “Festa no Sertão” by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 by Joseph Haydn; three pieces by Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 No. 1, Nocturne in Db Major, Op. 27 No. 2, and Etude in C# Minor, Op. 10 No. 4; three pieces by Claude Debussy – “Reflets dans l’eau,” “Mouvement” and “L’isle joyeuse”; and “Allegro barbaro” by Béla Bartók.
A native of Brazil, Morita has performed as a concerto soloist throughout the world, including the U.S., Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, France and the Czech Republic.
In 2013, she made her Carnegie Hall debut. Morita has taught master classes and performed recitals at Tulane University, Sam Houston State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, University of Tennessee, Colorado State University as well as performed with the Lake Charles Symphony, the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra and the Washington Sinfonietta in Washington, D.C.
Morita received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, her Master of Music degree from Rice University and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature from the Eastman School of Music.
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