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Aída has a degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in music by the Departamento de Música da Universidade de São Paulo. She is a pianist at Bruch Trio, alongside Marta Vidigal, clarinet player and Marcelo Jaffé, viola player. Aída is the Educational Coordinator of the Music Undergraduate Degree at Faculdade Cantareira and of the Postgraduate Degree in Music Education in the same institution, as well as teaching at Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo. Her prestige has attracted constant invitations to be part of the jury board at public contests and deliver courses in several cities and at main music festivals in the country. Invited by the Fundação Magda Tagliaferro, she was part of the foundation team of Hochschule Karlsruhe, in Germany. Aída Machado is a Commander with the Order of Cultural Merit "Carlos Gomes" awarded by the Sociedade Brasileira de Artes, Cultura e Ensino (Brazilian Society of Arts, Culture and Education), a high honorary distinction title conferred for her merits in favour of music.



Elizabeth was trained at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo, had a scholarship from the Tanglewood Festival, MA - EUA, and graduated in percussion at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Her main instructors were Ernesto De Lucca (Argentina), Arnaldo Calusio (Argentina), and Charles Smith (USA). Since 1970, she has been performing as a percussionist at the main Orquestras Sinfônicas do Estado de São Paulo. She was hired as a percussionist by the Orquestra Filarmônica de São Paulo from 1970 to 1972, and guest percussionist at the Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo from 1970 to 1977. Elizabeth took part in several Chamber Music groups all over Brazil, including the group "Percussão Agora", which she was a founder and member and for which received the prize for best Instrumental Group, awarded by APCA in 1981 for the show “Bolero”, with the Ballet da Cidade de São Paulo. With the same group, performed on two tours through Europe and the United States, and recorded two records. She was twice awarded the OMB trophy for her performance as a musician. Part of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP) since 1973, she was honoured in 2013 for her 40 years at the orchestra, where she performed as a soloist and debuted the work “A lua do meio dia” (The midday moon), from Eduardo Alvares, commissioned for the occasion. In the educational area, Elizabeth has coordinated and ministered percussion courses, masterclasses and workshops at the main music gatherings and festivals abroad. She was a percussion lecturer at the Universidade Livre de Música (ULM, CEM Tom Jobim, now EMESP) since its opening in 1995; guest percussion lecturer of the music department at ECA-USP from 2002 to 2004, as well as lecturer and percussion course coordinator at the music department of Faculdade Cantareira from 2004 to 2012. In 1992 she was invited to go to Switzerland by the directors of the Concurso Internacional de Execução Musical de Genebra, CIEM (International Contest of Musical Execution in Geneva), where she took part as a member or the jury for the Percussion Contest. In the 1970s, 80s and 90s, as well as in the first decade of the 200s, Elizabeth took part in the recording of albums, jingles, film soundtracks, shows and musicals with both Brazilian and international pop music artists. Elizabeth was invited for the CD recordings by the Bachiana Chamber Orchestra, Villa Lobos in Paris and Materiales (Brazilian contemporary music for percussion), all nominated and winners of the Diapasão de Ouro and Bravo de Música awards in 2006. She was soloist with the Orquestra Jovem do Estado de São Paulo, São Caetano do Sul Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP). She has been an instructor and coordinator of the percussion course at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo since 1989, where she also directs the percussion group, and teaches percussion at the Academia de Música da OSESP since its opening in 2007. Elizabeth is soloist timpanist and emeritus chief of the percussion set of OSESP, where, besides soloist, she takes part in chamber music series, education programs, documentaries, series, CD and DVD recordings released by the labels Bis, Biscoito Fino and Naxos, some of which have been nominated and won awards from specialized critics.

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Bulgarian with a Brazilian nationality, Nikolay had his first music lessons at eight years’ old. Aged ten, he started having French horn lessons with his father, Alipiia Tzvetkov Genov, the first French horn player at the Burgas Symphonic Orchestra in Bulgaria. Studied at the Burgas Music School and also had lessons with Todor Todorov. During that period, he was soloist for Mozart and Strauss concerts with the Burgas Symphonic. In 1983, took part in seminars with instructors such as Herman Bauman and Peter Damm. He won several awards, including the first place at the Best Russian Work Interpretation Contest in Burgas, the special award at the Seminar for the 250 years of the French Horn School and the first place at the Sofia National Music Academy Contest. In 1990, he joined the Sofia National Music Academy, where he completed both undergraduate and master’s degrees in Performance, in the same class as Vladislav Grigorov. In 1991, he became the first French horn player at the Jeunesses Musicales International Orchestra, performing in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Finland, conducted by Okko Kamu and Myung Wung Chung. He performed with the Bulgaria National Orchestra and whilst there joined the conductor course in Siena, Italy, from 1991 to 1995. In 1992, joined the Bulgarian Radio Orchestra as the first French horn player, a position he occupied until his move to Brazil, in 1996, when he took up the same position at the Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto, conducted by Roberto Minczuk. In 2000 he became the first French horn player at Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo until 2001, when he joined OSESP. In 2010, with other members of OSESP, he created the Quinteto de Sopros Camargo Guarnieri, with which he performs regularly throughout Brazil. Nikolay Genov is an instructor at Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo and Fundação das Artes de São Caetano do Sul. He is a member of Percorso Ensemble, has given lesson at Festivais de Londrina in 2007 and 2014, Tatuí in 2011 and Campos do Jordão in 2015.

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Sensitivity, deep perception, artistic focus, strong personality and humanity are the qualities that define the cellist Marialbi Trisolio. Winner of several national contests, she has been a member of OSESP since 1994, traveling the whole world with them, performing at the best stages and has several recordings to her name. She is intensely involved in educational activities, having ministered lessons at CDMCC in Tatuí, Emesp and at the Higher Education Music Course at Faculdade Cantareira. The love for chamber music led her to be hugely productive in this area, having recorded several CDs with the group Quinteto D’Elas and performed throughout Brazil, USA, Switzerland and Italy, as well as with other groups such as Trio Buosi and Quarteto Portinari. She is currently a member of the Art String Quartet and Trio Manacá.


Born in São Paulo where he studied with Elisa Fukuda for several years, Davi Graton was one of the founders of Camerata Fukuda, where he started his career as concertmaster – a position he has also occupied at the Sinfônica da USP for 15 years and also at the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório for 18 years. Davi Graton has won several contests such as OSESP Young Soloists and the IX Prêmio Eldorado de Música. As a soloist, he has performed with the main orchestras in the country. In the last 10 years, Graton has been performing as co-spalla at OSESP alongside Emmanuele Baldini, teaches at the OSESP Music Academy and is a member of the Quarteto OSESP. Graton is founder of Trio São Paulo and Quarteto Pau-Brasil.

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Fernando Dissenha has been a soloist trumpet player at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo since 1997. A PhD by the Universidade de São Paulo and a Master by Juilliard School, he was a pupil of Chris Gekker and Mark Gould. With OSESP, Dissenha performed tours throughout Brazil, Latin America, United States, Europe and Asia, besides several recordings by the labels Bis, Naxos and Chandos. As a chamber musician, Fernando Dissenha is a member of the Quinteto de Metais São Paulo, which has performed at the Festival Lake Luzerne (USA) and recorded the CD Música Brasileira for Quinteto de Metais. In the United States, Dissenha was a soloist for the New York String Orchestra (Carnegie Hall), and Juilliard Orchestra (Alice Tully Hall). Fernando Dissenha has ministered courses and masterclasses at the University of Maryland (USA), in Medellín (Colombia) and at main musical festivals in Brazil. Currently he’s a member of the academic staff of the Academia de Música da OSESP. He was a trumpet instructor at the Curso Superior de Música Faculdade Cantareira, Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná (Embap/Unespar), Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo (EMESP) and Conservatório de Tatuí. He is the author of Caderno de Trompete, a publication aimed at young instrumentalists. Born in São José dos Pinhais, Paraná, Dissenha studied under Edgar Batista dos Santos (São Paulo), Antônio Aparício Guimarães (Curitiba), and Pedro Vital, while at the Banda do Rotary International in his native town. Dissenha uses trumpets made by the German B&S and is an artist at Musical Roriz.

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Aged 5 years old, under his father’s supervision (Alberto Jaffé), Marcelo started studying the violin. At 14 he starts playing viola, winning, in the same year, the first prize in the public contest Concurso Nacional da Universidade de Brasília. After further training at University of Illinois and Tanglewood Music Centre in the United States, Jaffé performed in several countries, taking part in reputable orchestra and chamber music groups. He has performed as maestro at Kamerata Philarmonia and was Artistic Director of Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and at Camerata Cantareira, chamber orchestra of the Curso Superior de Música at Faculdade Cantareira. Jaffé is currently living in São Paulo, teaching viola at the Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo, presenter at Rádio Cultura and is a member of Quarteto de Cordas of the city of São Paulo.


Born in São Bernardo do Campo, Sergio was trained by Rafael Gallardo Caro and José Máximo Ribeiro Sanches (São Paulo), Guy Deplus (France) and Francesco Belli (Italy). He has won awards at several national contests such as Jovens Intérpretes da Música Brasileira – Funarte (1984/85), Sul América Jovens Concertistas Brasileiros (1985) and Prêmio Eldorado (1986). He is a lecturer at the Music Department of the Instituto de Artes da Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) and has a Master’s degree from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA). Sergio is a member of Quinteto de Sopros Camargo Guarnieri. Since 1992, he is also a member of Sujeito a Guincho - a group of vanguard clarinetists who interpret contemporary classical music, jazz, choro and MPB with authoral compositions and innovative arrangements. In 1995, the first CD of the group (Gravadora Eldorado) won the award Prêmio Eldorado de Música and in 1996 the award Prêmio Sharp de Música for the best instrumental music group category. In 2000, with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP), he executed the national launch of the Jean Françaix’s Concert for clarinet and orchestra. At the OSESP national tour, in 2008, was the soloist for Camargo Guarnieri’s Choro for clarinet and orchestra and in 2012 for Francisco Mignone’s Concertino for clarinet. In celebration of his 30-year journey as a member of OSESP, in 2017, he was one of the season’s soloists for the Gerald Finzi’s Concert for clarinet. From 2007 to 2018, Sergio was owner stakeholder of the clarinet factory Devon & Burgani, where he researched reusable Brazilian wood for clarinet manufacture and sales. Presently plays an instrument acoustically designed by himself.

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Bassoonist and contrabassonist at OSESP since 2012, Romeu Rabelo was born in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais. Aged 6, he started studying music with Anizabel Rodrigues and Tadeu Nicolau. He graduated as a bassoonist at UFMG, in Mauro Mascarenhas’ class, and concluded his master’s degree in Performance, under the supervision of Fausto Borém. Rabelo is currently studying under the supervision of Guilhaume Santana in Hochschule für Musik Saar, Germany. He was a musician at the Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras in Minas Gerais, and was soloist at Orquestra de Ouro Branco, Orquestra de Câmara SESIMINAS and Orquestra do Festival de Música de Santa Catarina, besides Sinfônica de Minas. Rabelo taught bassoon at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, NEOJIBA, at Festival Internacional SESC de Música em Pelotas, Festival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antiga de Juiz de Fora, Semana da Música de Ouro Branco and at Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza. He currently coordinates the bassoon class at FIMUCA and teaches at the OSESP Music Academy.

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After more than 25 years as the first flute of OSESP, OSB and Sinfônica do Espírito Santo, Rogério Wolf is now dedicated to concerts as a soloist and chamber music performer. He is president of the Associação Brasileira de Flautistas - ABRAF (Brazilian Association of Flutists), a professor at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo and Instituto Baccarelli, as well as being a member of the Núcleo Hespérides and International Super Flutes Collective group. In 2019 Rogério participated in the 37ª Oficina de Música de Curitiba as a soloist and instructor, performed and ministered lessons at the XI Festival Internacional de Flautistas in San Jose, Costa Rica. At the North American Flutists Convention that took place in Salt Lake City-EUA, performed a recital at the gala concert and was a member of the jury at the Young Artist Competition and High School Competition. Still in 2019, took part in the Japanese Convention of Flutists in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, performing at a concert with the International Super Flutes Collective. In November, he organized and directed the 16º Festival Internacional de Flautistas - ABRAF, at Sala São Paulo with the support of Fundação OSESP. Took part as an instructor and member of the jury in the Festival Hands on Flute in Aveiro, Portugal. In August he participated in the 46ª Convenção Norte Americana de Flauta in Orlando, USA, playing at 4 concerts. In 2017 Rogério was the main Guest Artist for the Southern Flute Festival in Hattiesburg, MS - USA, performed at the Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Quito, Ecuador. Performed as flutist and conductor at the Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Costa Rica and performed a recital in Cabris, France. Released the CD /images at the North American Flute Convention in Minneapolis, USA. Was a member of the jury at the III International Contest of Flute Maxence Larrieu in Nice, France, recorded his CD with the Budapest Radio Symphonica and ministered lessons at the Superior Conservatory in Geneva, Switzerland, as guest professor. He has performed as a soloist in several orchestras, among them OSESP, OSPA, Sinfônica da USP, Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto, Orquestra Sinfônica de Campinas, Orquestra Sinfônica de Santos, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional do Paraguay, Orquestra Sinfônica Heliópolis, Amazonas Filarmônica, Orquestra Sinfônica do Espírito Santo, and many others. Frequently performs recitals and offers masterclasses in several places around the world such as the United States, Spain, Germany, France, Switzerland, Russia, Finland, Ecuador, Argentina, Costa Rica, Portugal, Slovenia and Japan.

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Soloist trombonist at OSESP since 2006, Darcio Gianelli started studying trombone with his father, Reinaldo Gianelli. He has a master’s degree in music by The Juilliard School (USA) and has won the first prize at The Tilden Prize award (New York), Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize, awarded during the International Trombones Festival in Nashville (USA), and won second place at the Zellmer-Minnesota Trombone Competition (USA). Darcio Gianelli was trombonist at the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo and at the Galicia Symphonic Orchestra, in Spain. As a soloist, he has performed with several orchestras and music groups in Brazil, and organized the Brazilian launch of the Concerto para Trombone e Banda, from Martin Ellerby, and the play Dream, from Andrew Cadima. Gianelli teaches at the OSESP Music Academy and at main music festivals in Brazil.

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Gisiger started his oboe studies in 1983 at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo with professor Benito Sanches, and had enhancement classes with Washington Barella. In 1989 he won, through a contest at Fundação Vitae, a scholarship for the Philharmonic Academy of Berlin - Karajan Foundation, where he studied under the legendary Lothar Koch. As well as performing in the most important festivals in Brazil, he has taught at the Festival Internacional de Música de Brasília, Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão, Festival de Poços de Caldas and Festival de Música de Londrina, besides several invitations to minister masterclasses at the Universidade de São Paulo/ Ribeirão Preto (USP). Gisiger teaches at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo, OSESP Academy. Has given lessons at Instituto Jovens Baccarelli, at Faculdade Cantareira and at Emesp. He has been performing as a soloist in several orchestras, amongst which Orquestra Sinfônica de Santo André, Orquestra de Câmara São Paulo, Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto, Orquestra Virtuosi and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, where he performed the first Latin American audition of Alfred Schnittke Concert for Oboe. Abroad, Gisiger played as chamber musician at Charlottenburg Castle (Berlin), at the Academy Orchestra (Karajan Foundation) and at Quinteto de Sopros at Akademie, besides the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abaddo. He has been performing as the first soloist oboe player with the orchestra in the most important concert rooms in the world, such as Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Philarmonie in Berlin, among others. Gisiger coordinated the Quinteto de Sopros at OSESP, where he ministered classes in the interior of Sao Paulo for several years. He is member-founder of the Quinteto de Sopros Camargo Guarnieri and has a master’s degree from UFBA. He is the first oboe soloist of OSESP where he has performed since 1988. He has earned highly praised reviews such as that published in the Folha de São Paulo: “Joel Gisiger, has long deserved the oboe national award...”

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Max started his music studies learning the piano aged 8, and later leaning double bass at the Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo with Marco Antonio Brucoli. He was part of the Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo from 1977 to 1981, when he joined OSESP. Between 1984 and 1988, he studied with Günter Klaus at the Escola Superior de Música in Frankfurt, Germany. Back in São Paulo in 1990, Max restarted working with OSESP and took up a position as instructor at the Escola Municipal de Música. In 1990, he joined the double bass quartet Kontraquarteto and in the following year, joined the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Caetano. He has been working at OSESP since 1997.

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