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Brazilian Violin, Dr. Emerson De Biaggi, University of São Paulo, Brazil

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Date(s) - 02/25/2024
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Old Baptist Foundation Southern Illinois Univ.


Lecture Recital, Guest Artist
Dr. Emerson De Biaggi, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Free of charge
Suite Brasileira op. 54 for solo viola (2018) – Dimitri Cervo (b. 1968 -)


Divertimento for solo viola (1968) – José Guerra Vicente (1907-1976)

Andante calmo – Allegretto con spirito – Tempo primo – Allegretto

Sonata op. 11 for solo viola (1963) – Marlos Nobre (b. 1939 -)

Animato ed energico

Lento, molto cantabile


Brasiliana para viola e piano (1960) – Edino Krieger – (1928 – 2022)

Andante – Allegro moderato

Thomas Edgar, piano

Brazilian music arranged for Viola ensemble

Stone Flower – Tom Jobim (arr: Emerson De Biggi)

Luiza – Tom Jobim (arr: Glêsse Colet)

Feira de Mangaio – Sivuca e Gloria Gadelha (arr: Carlos Anisio)

Maria del Mar Añasco Mina, Mya Bennett, Clayton Bridgeman, Noah Brown, Rossana Cauti, Patience Hyink, Cohen Poe, Malachi Williams – Violas

Emersen De Biaggi holding instrumentEarned his Bachelors degree at the University of São Paulo in 1988 and was a member of the São Paulo City Orchestra from 1988 to 1990. In 1990 moved to the USA, with a scholarship from the Brazilian Government, where he studied with Raphael Hillyer and Steven Ansell at Boston University, finishing his Master’s degree in 1992. He also won a full scholarship for the DMA program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying with Heiichiro Ohyama, Donald McInnes and Ronald Copes. As a member of the Young Artists String Quartet, the string quartet in residence at the music department, he performed concerts in the USA, England and Brazil. After completing the DMA, he returned to Brazil in 1997, joining the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 1999. He was also principal viola player both at São Paulo Chamber Orchestra and Unesp Chamber Orchestra from 1999 to 2001. Since 1998, has been teaching viola and chamber music at Unicamp, São Paulo State University. An active chamber player, De Biaggi takes part in various ensembles, e.g. the Trio Camaleon (string trio) and the “Quintal Brasileiro” (string quintet), each with emphasis on different periods and styles. He also teaches at various of the main Music Festivals in Brazil. As soloist, has performed with orchestras all over Brazil, mostly presenting pieces from the contemporary Brazilian repertoire for viola.

A founding member of the Brazilian Viola Society, was recently elected its president for the 2022-2024 mandate.

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