Aline Boyd

Pianist, Piano Teacher and Social Manager

Aline Boyd is a Brazilian born Pianist from Rio de Janeiro. She pursued a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro under the mentorship of the pianist Patrícia Bretas. She obtained her Specialist Certificate in the field of Piano Pedagogy at Conservatorio Brasileiro de Música in Rio de Janeiro, under the mentoring of Dr. Ernesto Hartmann. Since then, Aline has had extensive experience performing, teaching and speaking on behalf of Music Education.

In Brazil, Aline performed in auditions, events and master classes, where important Brazilian pianists were present, such as: Luiz Henrique Senise, Ronal Silveira, Tâmara Ujakova, Marcelo Thys, Alexandre Rachid, Maria Luiza Cocker-Nobre, João Vidal, Flávio Augusto, Marcelo Verzoni, Carla Reis and Inês Rufino.

In 2010, Aline moved to São Paulo, where she started studying with the pianist Nilze Kruze (former student of Bruno Seidhofer, in Vienna). Aline worked as a Music Tutor for the Universidade Federal de São Carlos (2010-2014) and she was a piano instructor in the British School St. Francis (campus: Jardim Europa and Pinheiros, in São Paulo). Aline performed as a pianist in the exhibition of the 60 years of Fritz Dobbert Pianos in Brazil at the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE) in São Paulo and gave interview to the newspaper Folha de São Paulo (06/16/2010), where she had the opportunity to talk about about Music Education and Technology.

In 2014, she got a scholarship to pursue her Masters Degree in Piano Performance under the mentoring of the pianist Dr.Sérgio Monteiro, First Prize in the Martha Argerich International Piano Competition, at Oklahoma City University. Aline obtained her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance with Honors (Magna cum Laude) for her academic performance on this institution.

In the United States, Aline worked and had masterclasses with Maestro Greg Fischer and Dr. Whitesell.

Aline worked as a pianist of Academy Sinfonia (Youth Orchestra) at OCU directed by Karén Khanagov. She performed with Academy Sinfonia and she recorded 2 CDs with the orchestra featuring pieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Saint Säens, Mendelssohn, Mozart and others. Aline also has a duo (Alda Duo) with the Colombian musician Daniel Taborda; they have performed in an event called Art Moves.

She also performed in events such as Distinguished Alumni Dinner at Oklahoma City University, Festival of Arts in Oklahoma City, Luncheon at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. She also was invited to perform the “Danzon No. 2” by Arturo Marquez, with Oklahoma City University Wind Band conducted by Daniel Taborda Higuita.

Aline was Member of the judge of the Gilliam Piano Competition in 2016 at Oklahoma City University.

Aline worked as a Piano Instructor of the Preparatory Department at Oklahoma Baptist University, at the Performing Arts Academy (Oklahoma City University) and in the Church of the Servant. Aline also worked as piano accompanist in both universities and she was the pianist at Bridge View United Methodist Church in Norman, Oklahoma.

In 2018, Aline was accepted to pursue a Master of Advanced Studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana (Switzerland) under the mentoring of the Ukrainian Pianist Anna Kravtchenko.

In April 2020, Aline was invited to join the jury panel of the “Lviv Kawai Quarantine” Competition in Ukraine. Aline had the opportunity to judge young European pianists, along with a panel of judges from 28 different countries.

In May 2020, Aline gave an interview to the Brazilian Times newspaper, to which she shared a little of her musical trajectory.

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