Palm Beach County MTA, Inc. is an affiliate of Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA) and of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the oldest professional music association in America. 

Our local group was founded in 1942 to create and maintain a high standard  of music teaching, to encourage music study among pre-college students, to ex-change information and musical ideas among its members and to be a force for the betterment of the community through fine music.



Friday, March 13, 2015

10:00am - Noon


Jupiter Academy of Music
500 Commerce Way West

Jupiter, FL 33458

Program: "Collaterative Playing"

Presented by

Piano Duo Gastesi - Bezerra

Internationally acclaimed Duo Gastesi-Bezerra has delighted audiences for over a decade with exciting programs of traditional and contemporary music for piano ensemble.  They have commissioned and premiered more than twenty works by renowned and upcoming composers.

 Performances of the duo have been broadcast on National Public Radio station WXEL (Palm Beach),Rádio Cultura (Brazil), Radio Ona Mallorca (Spain), Radio Nacional de España (Radio Clásica), and Radio Beograd (Serbia).

Duo Gastesi-Bezerra is the official piano-duo-in-residence of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

A native of the Basque Country, pianist Estibaliz Gastesi has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Dr. Gastesi is also an active ethnomusicologist, having published articles and reviews in respected journals in the field. Her latest research was published by the University of Nevada Press.

Brazilian pianist Márcio Bezerra has been performing often at several music halls of Brazil and the United States. He has participated in several editions of the Festival Música Nova de Santos to rave reviews. A distinguished Fulbright and CDMC scholar, his doctoral dissertation was published by the prestigious Alain Van Kerckhoven Éditeur (Belgium).