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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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