|Anna Stella SCHIC|
|Anna Stella Schic, pianist, was born in Campinas (Brazil) in 1925. She studied the piano there with Jose Kliass (a student of Martin Kraus, one of Franz Liszt's last disciples) before going to Paris to do advanced study with Marguerite Long.
Several composers have dedicated works to her, including Michel Philippot, her husband, and Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose Piano Concerto No.2 she premiered under his direction.
She divides her time between an intense international career that has made her an ambassador and promoter of various composers (for example, she brought Kabalevski's Third Concerto out of the U.S.S.R. for the first time) and a great vocation for teaching (director of the European Conservatory, professor of interpretation at the Universities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, etc...).