Carlos Alberto Figueiredo

A professor at the Federal State University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), acting in the institute’s Music graduation and post-graduation programs (PPGM), offering guidance for researchers in the field of Historical Musicology.

He holds a Doctors Degree in Music granted by UNIRIO, with the dissertation Editar José Maurício Nunes Garcia, winner of the José Maria Neves award bestowed by the National Association of Research and Post-Graduation in Music (ANPPOM) in 2005.

His research explores graphic issues pertaining to music, with a focus on musical editions, prints and musical notations.

He has taken part in several relevant Brazilian editorial projects, note given to the Collection and Promotion of Musical Scores (Acervo e Difusão de Partituras), where he acted as editorial coordinator. The project edited, for a period of three years, 51 Brazilian works of the 18th and 19th centuries, ranging from existing manuscripts from the Music Museum in Mariana, in the state of Minas Gerais, supported by Petrobras. He was also involved in the Minas Gerais Musical Archival Heritage project (Patrimônio Arquivístico-Musical Mineiro), which made available 17 works by 18th and 19th century authors from Minas Gerais. Both projects were under the general coordination of Paulo Castagna.

He has taken part in the main scientific forums in the field of Historical Musicology, and published his research in specialist records and periodicals. He was one of the Brazilian delegates in the Music in Colonia Brazil conference held in Lisbon in the year 2000.

He studied Choir Conducting with Frans Moonen, at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Netherlands. He took part in complementary courses with Jan Elkema and Rainer Wakelkamp, at the Kurt Thomas Foundation in Holland. He studied with Helmuth Rilling, at the II Bachakademie in Stuttgart, Germany, and baroque repertoire with Philippe Caillard, in Paris, France.

He is the conductor of the Pro-Arte Chamber Chorus, the ensemble with whom he has been promoting the work of José Maurício Nunes Garcia (1767-1830) through concerts and CDs.

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