BEHIND THE MUSIC OF GUSTAVO DO CARMO

Gustavo do Carmo is a very active soloist, teacher, jazz and collaborative pianist, collaborating with choirs, orchestras, singers, instrumentalists, and dancers in Brazil and in the United States. Currently, he holds the adjunct music professor and staff accompanist positions at Kansas Wesleyan University, where he has formed a faculty piano trio with the violinist Leonardo Rosario and the Cellist Dena Berquist. In 2019, Gustavo do Carmo was featured as the soloist in a performance of Beethoven’s Emperor at the University of Iowa and worked at The Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy as the pianist for the ensemble that performed for the celebrated conductor Benjamin Zander. Mr. do Carmo was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at the State University of Minas Gerais and has a Master`s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, where he is currently working on his final thesis requirement for the title of Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy under Dr. Ksenia Nosikova.