Lígia Pucci is from São Paulo, Brazil. She began her music studies at the São Paulo State Conservatory under the tutelage of Daniel Matos. Ms. Pucci is a recent graduate Teaching Fellow with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, where she studied in-depth pedagogy with Dr. Samuel Holland, and Dr. Catherine Lysinger, and piano performance with Dr. Lysinger.
Ms. Pucci has participated in numerous masterclasses and festivals, the most recent ones being Brancaleoni Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy, Houston International Piano Festival, Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina, among others.
Lígia is highly passionate about performing as well as teaching, and believes firmly that every great teacher should be a good performer. In addition to extensive teaching experience, Ms. Pucci’s collaborative experience is extensive, and her most recent projects include the performance of new works with Duo Scordatura, Syzygy (contemporary music ensemble at SMU). She is currently pursuing a degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington in Seattle.
If Ms. Pucci is not teaching, practicing or at school, you can find her learning new recipes, trying every coffeeshop in sight, and spending time with her loved ones.