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Alvaro Siviero: "An artist without human virtues is not a real artist"

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Artists, like Siviero, from all over the world met with Benedict XVI in December, but Siviero was the only one from Brazil. It wasn’t his first time meeting Benedict XVI. When the pope went to Brazil in 2007, Siviero played for the Pope at a private meeting and had the opportunity to meet with the pontiff on six other occassions.

The pope and the pianist feel the same way about music. That’s why Siviero defines his frienship with the pope in musical terms.

Álvaro Siviero
Pianist

“There is not need to be physically on the side of the person you are caring about it just heart and heart, mind and mind.”

To transmit emotion and touch people’s hearts, inspiration is what counts, and Siviero has no doubts on this topic.

Álvaro Siviero
Pianist
“Inspiration comes from the heart. And sometimes you see the people studying, studying, studying, practicing, practicing, practicing, but not feeding their heart, with good content, with like human virtues, human capacities, and this is the most important thing when you see an artist”.

In Siviero’s case, his passion for music and his desire to convey good and beautiful works has a precise origin.

Álvaro Siviero
Pianist
 “My passion is huge, it’s enormous. It is crystal clear. Tthat today’s society and people respect from us, artists, in my case music as I came a pianist to be a bridge between this crazy and stressed world and beauty, but the real beauty, the true beauty.”

Transmitting beauty through music is a lot more profound than reaching success and awards. And although Siviero has racked up many of them, his first one at the age of 9, he also has a degree in physics and has performed all around the world. His inspiration is just as clear as his mission, which is to give society a little happiness through music.

Álvaro Siviero
Pianist
“An artist is an envelope, it is carrying a letter, the real content,  which is music. So we are not the content, we are not the letter we are an envelope. Just an instrument, and my passion is exactly that to make people happier to with the music to promote the Beauty inside people’s heart.”

This is the message Benedict XVI voiced to artists and one Siviero will take home.

Álvaro Siviero
Pianist

“I am going back to Brazil to carry this message and to tell my collegues, to tell my friends: look, if you are an artists, if you want to be an artists, you have to change your mind. You have to change your attitudes, that ego management problems, or this kinds of competition problems that make no any sense when you want to make music not make yourself. When the focus is the others side, not my side, not my belly button  then I am being an artist.”

An artist who hopes to deliver the beauty of life through his music, day by day. An artist whose passion for the piano has taken him to the most hidden corners of the Vatican.

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