Renowned Pianist Conductor João Carlos Martins Celebrates 60th Anniversary Return to Carnegie Hall

Concert includes two Brandenburg Concertos, one Aria from Bach, and two Brazilian composers: the late pioneering 20th century Villa-Lobos, and André Mehmari. Bionic Extender Gloves Enabled Him to Play Piano For the First Time in Two Decades.
NEW YORK - July 13, 2022 - PRLog -- Sixty years after making his Carnegie Hall debut, celebrated Brazilian pianist and conductor João Carlos Martins, one of the greatest interpreters of Bach of the 20th century, returns once again to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Saturday, November 19, 2022, with a concert marking his Carnegie Hall debut in 1962.

Thanks to a pair of bionic extender gloves designed for him by industrial designer Ubiratan Bizarro Costa, Martins could play the piano for the first time in two decades - a profoundly moving moment captured in a globally viral video. Martins lost his ability to play because of a series of tragic accidents, neurological episodes, focal dystonia for musicians, and a brutal mugging and has endured 25 surgeries. Since the early 2000s, he has focused on conducting.

He will lead NOVUS NY in a João Carlos Martins Concert, with a program focusing on the music of Bach, the late pioneering 20th century Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos, and André Mehmari, one of the most sought-after composers in Brazil.

WATCH! the João Carlos Martins x Carnegie Hall Commercial here

Tickets for the performance, priced at $75/ $50/$30 and $10 for students, will be available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 57th Street, and Seventh Avenue, beginning June 22 by calling CarnegieCharge at +1 212-247-7800 or

Interested media who wish to obtain tickets and arrange an interview with Maestro João Carlos Martins contact WORKHOUSE, CEO, Adam Nelson via // +1 212. 645. 8006 //

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