Although still relatively young, Fabio Martino is an exciting and experienced pianist regarded as both technically and spiritually superior to most. The Brazilian virtuoso made his Miami debut in 2012 as part of the Miami International Piano Festival’s Discovery Series. Later this month he returns, this time as one of the festival’s headliners. The program includes pieces from Beethoven and Chopin as well as two of South America’s most important composers, Alberto Ginastera of Argentina and fellow Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos. Martino’s charm and passion onstage, along with his signature bowtie, have won him thousands in prizes, dozens upon dozens of first place finishes around the world, and rave reviews from classical music critics and fans alike. In fact, a German reviewer had this to say of his 2016 album, Passion: “He’s operating at the dramatic pulse of the music, concentrat[ing] the atmosphere with phenomenal emphasis... achieving the miracle of hearing even well-known works from a completely new perspective.” Without question, Fabio Martino is an exceptional talent and a brilliant, must-see concert. He performs Sunday at 5 p.m. at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. Call 305-466-8002 or visit miamipianofest.com for more information. Tickets cost $35 via ticketmaster.com.