"André Mehmari has become a reference for young pianists and continues to astonish veterans with his harmonic intelligence, improvisational skills, composition quality, and deep knowledge of Brazilian music. He is already included in the list of our great instrumentalists of all time."
Mauro Dias, O Estado de São Paulo
Pianist, arranger, and composer, born in the city of Niterói-RJ on April 22, 1977. André Mehmari had his first encounters with music through his mother, while still in Ribeirão Preto-SP. He moved to São Paulo in 1995 when he enrolled in the piano program at ECA-USP. Recognized as one of the most original and versatile Brazilian musicians of his generation, he has received awards in both the classical and popular music realms. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by various orchestral and chamber groups, including OSESP, OSB, Minas Gerais Philharmonic, São Paulo City Quartet, and Villa-Lobos Quintet.
In addition to a vast discography of over fifty albums, Mehmari has an active international career as a soloist and has formed expressive duos with musicians such as Antonio Meneses, Mário Laginha, Gabriele Mirabassi, Danilo Brito, Maria João, Hamilton de Holanda, Ná Ozzetti, Maria Bethânia, and Mônica Salmaso.
In November 2022, he premiered his "Portais Brasileiros" at Carnegie Hall in New York, a series of compositions for various ensembles that depict Brazilian culture and soul.
He has performed in countries including Italy, the USA, Japan, China, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, and in venues such as Salle Gaveau (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington), Lincoln Center (New York), Umbria Jazz, Sala São Paulo, and Sala Cecilia Meirelles, among many others.