BEHIND THE MUSIC OF GUSTAVO DO CARMO
Dr. 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 is the piano studies coordinator and collaborative pianist at Kansas Wesleyan University in addition to serving as piano chair for the Salina Symphony Orchestra, collaborative piano chair for the KMTA, and teacher and adjudicator for various piano festivals and competitions in the United State and Brazil. In 2016, Gustavo was a young soloist finalist with a performance of Villa Lobo`s Bachianas Brasileiras No. 3, and had his orchestral debut in 2019 with a performance of Beethoven's emperor, both at the University of Iowa. Among the artists with whom he has worked with are Benjamin Zander, Ann Howard Jones, Don V. Moses, Bill Hatcher, Timothy Stalter, David Puderbaugh, and Stephen Swanson. Gustavo do Carmo was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the State University of Minas Gerais. He also holds a Master of Arts degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy with a secondary area in Jazz Studies from the University of Iowa.