Sergio Monteiro was born in Niteroi, Brazil. He began piano study at the age of four with his mother, continuing under the guidance of Jose Henrique Duprat and Myrian Dauelsberg at the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro, and winning several Brazilian and other South American piano competitions. In 2000 he was awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music in the United States, where he took his doctorate under Nelita True. Since 2009 he has been Director of Piano Activities at the Wanda Bass School of Music, Oklahoma City University. In 2003 Monteiro won the 2nd Annual Martha Argerich International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires. Since then he has appeared with several orchestras in North and South America, Europe, and Asia in collaboration with distinguished conductors. An energetic champion of Brazilian music, Monteiro has been honoured by many composers with invitations to give premières of compositions written for and dedicated to him. In 2010 he was invited to join the Steinway Artists’ Roster.