Concert Music Center
Orchestra Practice and Symphonic Band

José Luis Gomez Rios (VEN)
He began his studies in the Juveniles Orchestras System in Venezuela. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. He received the first prize in the International Competition Sir Georg Solti Conductor’s. He has worked with the orchestras of Rochester Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio, Royal Liverpool, among others. He is music director of the Tucson Symphony.

Evandro Matté (BRA/RS)
Art Director of OSPA (Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre) and of Orquestra Unisinos Anchieta, is cultural coordinator of Unisinos – Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos and of social project Vida com Arte. Has specialization by Conservatoire de Bordeaux (FRA) and University of Georgia (EUA) possess MBA (Master of Busines) in Gestão Empresarial com ênfase em cultura.
Marcelo Jardim (BRA/SP)
Professor of Band Baton and Orchestra Practice of the Music School of UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), act as music director of the Wind Orchestra of UFRJ. Since 2013 works in art direction of the Music Festival of Americas, and in 2004 took the art direction of the International Music Festival of Pará, hosted in Belém. Is art consultant and pedagogic director of Pennels FUNARTE de Bandas de Música. He is member of the director board of WASBE (World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles).
Emerson Kretschmer (BRA / RS)
Spalla of OSPA (Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre) and Orchestra ULBRA if harrowed on UFGRS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) and held expertise in Sommerakademie Internationale Mozarteum in Salzburg. “. It was the only violinist nominated South Claves award in 2008.
Emmanuele Baldini (ITA)
Concertmaster at OSESP – Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and member of Quarteto OSESP is a recognized concert performer with intense activity in Brazil and abroad. Was Concertmaster at Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro “G.Verdi” of Triste and at Orquestra Sinfônica da Galícia.
Linus Roth (GER)
Violin professor at the University of Augsburg (Germany), has established itself as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation. He has received awards in competitions such as the International Violin “Novosibirsk”, the International Music “Joseph Szigeti”. His performances and recordings of all pieces for violin and piano Mieczyslaw Weinberg brought him critical acclaim and the public.

Marcelo Guerchfeld (BRA/RS)
Is currently a member of the Executive Board at Orquestra de Câmara do Theatro São Pedro. Was a violin professor at UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Executed countless recitals and violin and guitar concerts throughout Brazil. Is consultant of CNPQ and of CAPES and integrates the comission of scholarship program selection of VITAE.
Gregory Ahss (ISR)
He began taking violin lessons at the age of five at the Gnessin School of Music. He continued his studies at the Conservatory of Israel, the Tel Aviv Music Academy and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Roman Spitzer (ISR)
Principal viola of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, is governor. He began his studies at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music. As a soloist he performed with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic and the Gewandhaus Orchestra Hall under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Ilan Volkov and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Works in chamber music regularly with Sol Gabetta, Steven Isserlis, Maxim Vengerov, Guy Braunstein, Stephen Kovacevic and Yefim Bronfman.
Hella Franck (BRA/RS)
Is a violin, guitar and chamber music teacher in the Music Department at UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul). Gained guidance from professors such as Eric Schumsky and Csaba Erdélyi. Was Concertmaster of violins and guitars of several orchestras in Brazil and US and was art director of the Orquestra de Câmara da ULBRA. Is a member of the “Elas por Elas” Trio.

Horácio Schaefer (BRA/SP)
Concertmaster of tha range of guitars of the OSESP – Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and Master in guitar by Escola Superior de Música de Colônia, was a member of Orquestra de Câmara Deutch Bach Solisten, concertmaster of the guitars of the Orquestra Filarmônica de Essen and guitar player of the Quarteto Ravel.
Massimo Macri (ITA)
Winner of several international competitions, including the 1983 Cement d’Oro for classical music. He served as principal cellist of the Arena of Verona, the Teatro dell’Opera, Rome and with RAI orchestras in Rome and Milan. It is the principal cellist of the Symphony Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Turin. He worked in the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Academy, Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, among others. He teaches at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin.

Stanimir Todorov (BUL)
He began his studies in Sofia (Bulgaria). He attended the Menuhin Academy and studied with prominent personalities: Radu Aldulescu, Yehudi Menuhin, Alberto Lysy and Lory Wallfisch. It was featured in the Rostropovich Competition as best contemporary music performer. Orchestre Suisse Romande worked on.
Alberto Bocini (ITA)
Born in Prato (Italy), studied with Franco Petracchi. Was the main countrabass of Orquestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia dell’Accademia (Rome ) and of Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Zubin Mehta). Was also a member of the Orquestra do Teatro alla Scala (Milão) , Orquestra Sinfônica de Londres e I Solisti Veneti. Is a member of the The Bass Gang and a professor at Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve / HEM , Switzerland, since 2009.

Eder Kinappe (BRA/RS)
Graduate in contrabass by UFGRS (Universidade Federal do rio Grande do Sul), was a bass player of the Orquestra Sinfônica da UCS. Was the winner of Young Soloist Contes of OSPA in 2001 and attended improvement at University of Georgia (US). Is a bass player in the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre and professor of the Conservatório Pablo Komlòs (POA).
Artur Elias (BRA/RS)
Solo flute of the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre, studied in the Escola de Música da Ospa with Hans Hess and in Germany with Robert Dohn and Ulrike Stickroth. Studied baroque flute with Hajo Fuss. Has intense activity in chamber music and as soloist.

Wally Hase (ALE)
Flute professor at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar and visitant professor at Universidade de Música de Cracóvia, minister master classes in Europe, Australia, South America, Korea and China. Integrated the groups Karlsruhe 13 and Bach Collegium Stuttgart, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling. Was soloist of the Staatskapelle Weimar, da Staatskapelle Dresden, Rádio Orquestra Sinfônica, SWR Freiburg Baden Baden, MDR Leipzig, WDR de Colónia e da Orquestra Real de Antuérpia. Does regular presentations with the Camerata Salzburg.
Christoph Hartmann (ALE)
Oboist of the Orquestra Filarmonica de Berlin (GER), id recognized by his technical virtuosity and musical refinement with the instrument. Has integrated diverse chamber music groups and has founded the Festival Landsberger Sommermusiken. Has diverse CDs recorded, among them: Fantasia Italiana, Bella Napoli e Clair de Lune.

Viktória Tatour (BIE)
Solo oboist of the Orquestra sinfônica de Porto Alegre, born in Minsk, Belorussia, the oboist Viktoria Tatour has her Master by the National Conservatory of that country. In 1996, specialized in oboe with a professor of the Conservatório Nacional Superior de Música de Paris, Pierre Pierlot.
Diego Grendene (BRA/RS)
Clarinetist of the OSPA – Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre graduated by UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and coursed improvement at University of Georgia (EUA) and in Nice, France. Is a specialist by the Conservatório Real Superior de Antuérpia, in Belgic.

Michel Lethiec (FRA)
Teacher at Paris Conservatorium and Nice Conservatorium (FRA), he is one of the most he is one of the most renowned clarinetist of today. He has recorded for the Naxos, arion, RCA, and Bis labels, he is jury of major international contests and festivals around the world. He has received the following honors in France: Knight of the National Order of Merit and of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Adolfo Almeida Jr (BRA/RS)
He is bassoon soloist of the Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre and bassoon teacher at Instituto de Artes da UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul). He is also a member of the Trio de Madeiras de Porto Alegre, Arthur de Faria & Seu Conjunto group, and the Ex-Machina group.

Martin Kuuskmann (EST)
Undergraduated at Yale University and Manhattan School of Music, he was quoted by The New York Times as one of the current greatest bassoonists. He receive a Grammy Nomination for his bassoon recording of David Chesky concert. Played as soloist of major orchestras, such as: New York Philharmonic and Suisse Romand. He was a teacher at Manhattan School of Music and currently teaches at the Cornish College of Arts, in Seattle.
Andrej Zust (ALE)
Tubist of Berlin Philharmonic, he was born in Slovenia and is the winner of several international awards. He was tube soloist of the Slovenia Philharmonic, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and Pacific Music Festival Orchestra. Develops intense chamber music programming as member of the Ariart Quintet.

Gustavo Constenla (URU)
Tube soloist of the Orquestra Sinfônica do SODRE and the Orquestra Filarmônica Municipal and he is also a teacher at Escola de Música de Montevideu (URU). Plays as soloist, festival teacher, and works with chamber music in Uruguay and other South America countries.
James Linck (BRA / RS)
Port of Natural Alegre (RS), James studied at the OSPA Music School, the project ‘bells Acorda’ (sponsored by Unisinos) with Professor Evandro Matté and specialized in the Conservatoire National to Rayonnement nice Régional – France, under the guidance of teachers Patrick Carceller and Pierre Dutot. In 2005 it passed the audition to join the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, when he had the opportunity to work with renowned conductors Carlos Miguel Prieto and Gustavo Dudamel, performing with this group concerts in major concert halls in South America. James Linck is founding member of the Quintet Porto Alegre, trumpet professor at the School of Music Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre – Conservatory Pablo Komlós and, since 2009, member of the Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre as trumpet Soloist.

Valentín Garvie (ARG)
Natural Argentina, lives in Germany and is a member of the Ensemble Modern. Post-graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, is professor of Contemporary Music International Ensemble Modern Akademie in Frankfurt. It is considered a very versatile musician working in Brandenburg n 2 soils (natural trumpet) in contemporary music and jazz groups. It is also conductor and arranger.
Tenor Trombone
José Milton Vieira (BRA / RS)
Trombone solo of OSPA (Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre), is winner of several national and international awards. He won the first prize and the audience award at the 26th Concorso Internazionale “Citta di Porcia” (Italy, 2015); first prize of “Lewis van Haney Philharmonic Prize Competition” in Paris (ITF 2012), among others.
Bass Trombone
Darrin C. Milling (US / SP)
bass trombonist Darrin C. Milling is an artist of the Edwards Instrument Company (USA), guest musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and member of the Brass Quintet São Paulo and Duo BelMill. Bachelor’s degree at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and joined the Orchestra of Opera of Pennsylvania and New World Symphony. As a teacher, he taught master classes at the Tanglewood Music Center, New England Conservatory and The Curtis Institute of Music He is co-founder of Low Brass Project chamber ensemble and the company of the same.
Albert Kathar (BRA/SP)
Teacher of Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Clinician Yamaha. He was a soloist tuba player of Banda Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre and of Orquestra Sinfônica de Santo André. He has a Master’s Degree in performance by Unicamp. Plays as guest in several orchestras throughout Brazil.
Marc Sieffert (FRA)
Professor Sax holder at the Regional Conservatory of Rouen (France), was first prize in saxophone at Conservatoire de Paris in Daniel Defayet class. Director’s Collection Marc Sieffert the publisher Editions Jobert, which stands out for its orchestration of Rhapsody Humoresca Claude Debussy. It also develops activities in orchestral conducting and choral.
Fernando Deddos (BRA/PR)
Undergraduated of Composition/Regency by the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná and Master’s Degree of Music by the Duquesne University (USA). He has recorded the first record dedicated to euphonium in Brazil, awarded by the International Association of Tubas and Euphoniums. As a composer he has works performed/recorded in Japan, USA, South America, and Europe. He is a doctoral candidate by the University of Georgia. He is an artist of Adams Instruments (The Netherlands).”
Liuba Klevtsova (RUS)
Born in Russia, it is Harper OSESP (State Symphony Orchestra of Sao Paulo). Graded by Tchaikovsky Conservatory, it acts as a soloist in several orchestras in Brazil and abroad. It was the winner of international competitions, where he worked alongside Zubin Mehta.
Fábio Oliveira (BRA/DF)
Fabio Oliveira is a percussionist specializing in experimental repertoire and Brazilian traditional samba. He has played concerts in the Americas, Europe and Asia, having worked or collaborated with notable composers such as Roger Reynolds, Steve Reich, Philippe Manoury, Helmut Lachenmann, Flo Menezes, Chaya Chernowin, Hans Tutschku, Michael Gordon and Paulo Guicheney. Stamps Tzadik, New World Records and Mode Records. For the past 6 years he has helped establish a growing community of percussionists residing and breeding in the heart of Brazil, in the city of Goiânia. Fabio is the director of percussion studies at the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), and co-founder of C? P³, Center of Excellence in Education, Research and Performance in Percussion.

Douglas Gutjahr (BRA/RS)
Undergraduated of percussion by the UFSM – Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, he performs constant presentations with the Orquestra Unisinos Anchieta, Orquestra Sinfônica de Caxias do Sul and Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre. He is teacher of the social project Vida com Arte and has been chosen as member of the Orquestra Jovem Mundial.
Classic Guitar
Maria Isabel Siewers (ARG)
guitar teacher at the Mozarteum University of Arts in Salzburg, Austria, has ten CD’s recorded and studied with Maria Luisa Anido, Andres Segovia, Abel Carlevaro and Nicholas Harnoncourt. It has acted as jury in important international competitions in Europe, USA and South America.
Lyrical Singing

Eiko Senda (JAP/URU)
Born in Japan, she graduated in Japan and Germany as soloist singer and pedagogue, she has won several international contests. She has played in more than 90 operas. And received excellent reviews from “The New York Times”, and “Opernwelt” and “Opera” magazines, and the Japanese cultural award by the ambassadors. Also oriented over 450 singers, teachers and actors, nowadays she owns a studio for voice preparation in Montevideo (URU).
Patrizia Morandini (ITA)
Graduated in singing at the Conservatory L. Chrubini (Florence). It was a finalist of the Pavarotti Competition in Philadelphia. She is a professor in the School of Music Buonamici “of Pisa. He has participated in numerous broadcasts of Radio Television concerts in Italy,, TV Globo Milan, Teleregione, Bahia TV, Mines, TV Cultura, TV Globo (Bra), state television (Rus), state television (Rom) and TV1 (HEL).
Catarina Domenici (BRA / RS)
Piano professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, operates in the Graduate the Graduate and Extension. In the US, he has been teaching at the Chautauqua Music Festival, Eastman Community Music School, University at Buffalo, Nazareth College and Finger Lakes Community College. It has 10 recorded CDs dedicated to contemporary production. He graduated in music at UNESP. Held Master’s and Doctorate in Piano Performance at the Eastman School of Music.
Fernando L. Mattos (BRA / RS)
composition professor at UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), a PhD with research work of Luiz Cosme. It has large number of works composed for the most varied genres and instrumental and vocal formations, some of which have been recorded in Brazil and abroad and received awards.
Chamber Music (Coordinator)

Max Uriarte (BRA/RS)
Undergraduated of piano by the Instituto de Artes of UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, he hone his skills at “Hochschule für Musik” of Vienna and at “Konservatorium und Musikhochschule” of Zürich, where he completed his Graduation (Konzertreifediplom). He has an intense activity in chamber music and has played as soloist in major national orchestras.
Preparador de Coro

Sérgio Sisto (BRA / RS)
Conductor and baritone, and his training in Porto Alegre, in the Music School Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre – OSPA. Professor of Lyrical Singing, Trainer Vocal and Maestro Assist in Pelotense Society Music for Music where he served since March 2012, more than 18 concerts with the Chamber Orchestra and with the Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir in projects Cathedrals and Philharmonic Trail, as a soloist and / or vocal coach, and several other presentations.

Accompanying Pianists

André Carrara (BRA/RS)
Pianist of OSPA (Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre),, UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul). PhD of Music. Recorded Chopin Etude Op. 10, Nº12, and plays as concert pianist in major country orchestras

Paulo Bergmann (BRA/RS)
UFRGS Bachelor’s Degree of piano, performs intense activity as accompanying pianist, repertoire maker and accompanying singer in music festivals, masterclasses and recitals in Brazil and overseas.
Daniel Benitz (BRA / RS)
A master degree from Pittsburg State University, bachelor’s degree in piano from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. It also has master’s degree with an emphasis on vocal and instrumental accompaniment by the University of Colorado.