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, clinics, residencies and competitions in the United States and Brazil. In 2016, Gustavo was a soloist competition 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 monumental “Emperor,” in collaboration with the Argentinian conductor Fernanda Lastra, both at the University of Iowa. Among the artists with whom he has worked with are the conductors Benjamin Zander, Ann Howard Jones, Don V. Moses, Bill Hatcher, Timothy Stalter, David Puderbaugh, and the vocalists Stephen Swanson, and Rachel Joselson. Gustavo do Carmo was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and completed his B.M. degree in piano performance at the Minas Gerais State University. He also holds a M.A degree and a D.M.A. degree in piano performance and pedagogy with a secondary area in Jazz Studies from the University of Iowa.