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 holds the adjunct music professor and collaborative pianist positions at Kansas Wesleyan University, where he has formed a 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. Dr. 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 in piano pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy with a secondary area in Jazz Studies from the University of Iowa. There he studied with Dr. Ksenia Nosikova (performance) and Dr. Alan Huckleberry (pedagogy).