Biographies
Felipe was born in Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, Felipe started his musical studies aged six. Graduated from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFGRS) in 2002, Felipe studied with the Professor Hella Frank.
 
Member of the award-winning group "Cafe Acustico", which during four years developed a work based in original material, turing south of Brazil. Awarded the Acorianos Prize category Best Music Group years 1999 and 2000 and first prize at "Festival de Musica de Porto Alegre" in 1998.
 
Felipe was part of the launch of Dante Santoro's original recordings remastered, who was one of the most important Choro composers that Porto Algre has produced during 30's and 40's.
 
Based in London since 2004, Felipe released two albums, "Na ponta do Pe" with the Anglo-Brazilian band Caratinga, and "Landscapes" in collaboration with guitarist Peter Michaels.
 
Felipe has played in venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Cafe, Wembley Arena, National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and toured all around UK, Europe and Middle East.
Since 2006, Felipe has been part of "Live Music Now" scheme and has been delivering workshops and interactive performances, providing over 60 performances a year all over UK.
 
Most recent works include composing and performing for "Aequus", a comtemporary dance piece by Jean Abreu, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and "Amazonia", a theatre play by Paul Heritage at Young Vic Theatre.
 
In 2010 Felipe concluded a course in Gypsy Jazz and improvisation at "Centre international des Musiques improvisées Didier Lockwood" in France and has performed in Ireland, Yorkshire at the Harrogate Summer festival, Cambridge Festival, and workshops for special need children in the Arabic Emirates.

www.felipekaram.com
 
 
 
 

CARLA RUARO
 
 
 
 
 




 

Born in Porto Alegre, south Brazil, Carla graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS and holds a Master’s degree in Performance from Goldsmiths University of London.
 
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DIEGO CARNEIRO
 
 
She has been working with a variety of different instrumentalists performing in competitions, festivals, exams and concerts around England, Ireland and Middle East. She has performed in concert halls and churches such as The Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair and Bloomsbury central Baptist church, Arcola Theatre, Trinity College of Music, Deptford Town Hall, Blachheath hall, Charlton House, Abu Dhabi National Theatre, Cambridge Festival, Harrogate Festival, Belfast Culture Festival and many more.

In London Carla has worked with the contemporary Opera composer Richard Cartmale and the director Leah Townley, the composer Mario Ferraro from City of London University, she also has collaborating with PhD students and The Centre for Contemporary Music of Goldsmiths University.
 
Pianist and conductor’s assistant of the Pontifical Catholic University, under conductor Frederico Gerling, Carla used to rehearsal the choir of 100 singers performing Operas such as Carmen, Il Trovatore, O Guarani and the Operettas The Bat, The Merry Widow.

She completed courses in German Music, Piano Interpretation, Bass Continuo and Harpsichord music from the 18th century.
 
Carla is also part of the “Delplata Quintet”, which is a group destined to interpret Astor Piazzolla’s work and “Acebras Trio” who interprets traditional Argentinian music.
 
www.carlaruaro.com

Born in Belem, in the Amazon region of Brazil, Diego started to play cello and piano at the age of 12.

At the age of 16, he gave his debut concert at the Cecilia Meirelles' Hall in Rio de Janeiro, with a live recording of the Haydn

C major Cello Concert, after receiving a Jovem Silista da Petrobras prize. He studied in Brazil at the “Escola de Musica Universidade do Para”, “Conservatorio Carlos Gomes”, “Conservatorio Dramatico e Musical de Tatui”.In the USA at Columbia Missouri University under the guidance of Darry Dolezal. In England, at the Trinity College of Music, where he obtained a BMus, two Pg Diplomas, and also the Fellowship Trinity College London. the guidance of Prof. Richard Markson.

Over the years, Diego has appeared frequently as soloist and chamber music performer in a number of international music festivals. He obtained several prizes and awards from the University of Columbia - Missouri USA, Trinity College of Music, Vitae Foundation, Leo To Teixeira, the Solti Foundation, the Tillett Trust, the Myra Hess Trust, the Richard Carne Foundation, the Leonardo Smith Duo Competition, the Barbirolli Award, 'Solo Emerging Artist' competition, Duche D'acua Viva prize, among others.
 
 
In 2004 he participated in the documentary 'The Music of the Rain Forest' for BBC Radio 4. He also produced a documentary entitled "Amazonia, the Resounding Jungle" which reflects his contact with Amazonian nature and the artistic movements from that region.
 
 
In 2006 Diego appeared as soloist in the London Promenade concert at the Royal Albert Hall. In the same year, he joined the 'Live Music Now' scheme. Diego begun his studies in Clinical Hypnoses at The London Clinical Hypnoses linked to the Thames Valley University, in order to explore the bridge between music and the unconscious mind, applying to learning and teaching.

Currently, he is obtaining his Masters Degree at the Conservatoire of Lausanne under the guidance of Prof. Marcio Carneiro.

 


He has also founded the AmaZonArt charitable body, which brings international artists together for supporting educational and social projects mainly in the Amazonian Region of Brazil, with the purpose of using art as a vehicle of social inclusion and dissemination of beauty through charity.