Guilherme Bernstein

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Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Guilherme Bernstein is Professor of Orchestral Conducting and Conductor of the Orchestra of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State (UNIRIO), which he regularly leads in the most important concert spaces in Rio, such as Sala Cecília Meireles and Theatro Municipal. He has guest-conducted ensembles such as the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB), National Symphony Orchestra (OSN-UFF) and the symphonic orchestras of Porto Alegre, Goiânia, Recife, Espírito Santo etc. and the Opera and Theater Orchestra of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, the Israel Chamber soloists, among many others. He was Conductor of the Orchestra of Theatro Municipal of Rio de Janeiro, the city’s century-old opera and ballet theatre, and served as Music Director of the Barra Mansa Symphony Orchestra, an “El Sistema” type orchestra to which he was fundamental in bringing to the forefront of the Brazilian musical scene. His compositions – including his “String Serenade”, “Piano Concerto n.1”, much chamber music and the sound track for the film “The Other Side of the Street” – are being performed in Brazil, EUA, Russia and Europe and are published by the Brazilian Academy of Music. His comic opera “O Caixeiro da Taverna” was performed in three different Brazilian cities in 2022 alone, including the Amazon Opera Festival. Guilherme Bernstein has an Artist Diploma in orchestral conducting from the Hartt School of Music, where he studied with Maestro Harold Farberman, is a BM in conducting and MM in composition from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Doctor of Music from UniRio.

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