Biographies: Bach

José Soares, conductor
Rodrigo de Oliveira, violin

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BACH
BACH
BACH
BACH/Luck
BACH/Stokowski
Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069: Overture
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042: Allegro and Allegro assai
Sheep may safely graze
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV. 565

José Soares, conductor

Born in São Paulo, José Soares was first introduced to music by his mother, Ana Yara Campos. He studied orchestral conducting with maestro Claudio Cruz in a course of regular masterclasses held in partnership with the Orquestra Jovem do Estado de São Paulo (The São Paulo State Youth Orchestra). In 2016 and 2017 he attended as a scholar at the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival), where he was tutored by Marin Alsop, Arvo Volmer, Giancarlo Guerrero and Alexander Libereich. In the last edition of the Festival, José received the Conducting Award and was invited as assistant conductor at the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo – Osesp (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra) during part of the 2018 season, joining a Morning Concert invited by Marin Alsop. Soares attended as a student at the Laboratório de Regência (Conducting Laboratory) by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra), and was invited by maestro Fabio Mechetti to conduct one of the Concertos para a Juventude (Youth Concerts) of the 2019 season. In July of the same year he had classes with Paavo Järvi, Neëme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi and Leonid Grin, as part of the Conducting Program of the Parnü Music Festival in Estonia. He studies Composing at Universidade de São Paulo – USP (São Paulo University).

A member of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since 2010, Rodrigo previously was concertmaster at the Camerata Zajdenbaum, Atibaia Symphony, Taubaté Youth Symphony Orchestra and São José dos Campos Symphony, having performed as a soloist with all of them. He has appeared in several festivals in Brazil, such as Santa Catarina, Campos do Jordão, Música nas Montanhas and Ouro Branco Music Week. His musical studies started at the age of seven, at Maestro Fêgo Camargo School of Arts, with Jefferson Denis. He also took lessons from Elisa Fukuda and Cláudio Micheletti. As professional violinist, Rodrigo has participated in masterclasses with renowned musicians such as Charles Stegeman, Clara Takarabe, Igor Sarudiansky and Vadim Gluzman.

Programa de Concerto

22 Mar 2020
Sunday, 11:00 am

Minas Gerais Hall
free concert

Early tickets*: from March 17th at 12pm, only at the Minas Gerais Hall ticket office.
On the day of the presentation*: 300 tickets will be distributed on the morning of the concert from 9am, at the ticket office of the Minas Gerais Hall.
* Limited to 4 tickets per person.

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