Israel Muniz


Born in São Paulo, Israel Silas Muniz began his music studies at the age of six with the recorder. Later, he dedicated to the oboe, guided by Benito Sacher and Eser Menezes, the latter under whom he obtained his BA from Faculdade de Música Carlos Gomes. He continued his studies in the German city of Cologne, where he received his Diplom Musiker under the professors Christian Wetzel, Washington Barella, Ikuko Homma and Michael Sieg.


Israel has appeared in festivals, chamber music events and had masterclasses with Hansjörg Schellenberger, Andreas Wittmann, Washington Barella, François Leleux, Alex Klein, Ingo Goritzki, Florian Hasel and Dominik Wollemweber. He has also won competitions for young soloists in Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo, Orquestra Experimental de Repertório and Orquestra Petrobras Pró-Música, having also participated in the Geneva Competition.


In Germany, he has worked with the orchestras Bamberger Symphoniker, SWR Baden Baden und Freiburg, Staatstheater Braunschweig and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; in Brazil, with São Paulo State Symphony (Osesp), USP Symphony, and Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, among others. Currently, he is a member of the oboes section in the Minas Gerais Philharmonic as a solo English horn player.

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