Guilherme Bernstein

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Professional Experience

Conductor of the Orchestra - Head of Orchestral Conducting Studies
Instituto Villa-Lobos - Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UniRio) since 2004

Music Director - Orquestra Sinfônica de Barra Mansa 2007 to 2011

Music Director - “Ópera no Bolso” 2003 to 2008

Chief Conductor - Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro 2007

Guest Conductor

Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (OSB), Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional OSN-UFF, Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre, Petrobras Sinfônica, OSUSP, Orquestra Sinfônica do Recife, Orquestra Sinfônica de Goiânia, Opera, Ballet and Theater Orchestra of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, Orquesta Juvenil de Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Junge-Ems-Dollart Philarmonie (Germany), The Israel Philharmonic Soloists etc.

Resident Conductor at M.I.M.O. (International Festival of Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil) 2010

Regular Participation in Festivals

M.I.M.O. (International Festival of Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil)
Festival Vale do Café (Rio de Janeiro State)
RICE (Rio International Cello Encounter)

Artistic Director (Curator) - Chamber Music at the Brazilian Academy of Literature 1999 to 2008

Education

Doctor of Music - Instituto Villa-Lobos - Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UniRio) 2007
Thesis on Villa-Lobos orchestral Choros with an article from it published by the Review of the Brazilian Academy of Music

Master in Music, Composition - Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) 2001
Dissertation on Villa-Lobos Choros n.6 for orchestra with articles published by UFRJ press

Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting - Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, USA 1995
Studying with Maestro Harold Farberman

Bachelor of Music,  Orchestral Conducting - Music School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) 1993

Further training at masterclasses with Kurt Masur, David Zinman, Daniel Lewis, Kenneth Kiesler (USA), Bruno Membrey (France) etc.

Prizes

Only Prize-winer at the 3rd Latin-American Conducting Competition of the University of São Paulo (USP) 1996

Bolsas Rioarte for composition 1998

Best Composition for Strings, Popular Jury, at the XIV Bienal of Contemporary Music, Rio de Janeiro 2001

Languages

Portuguese - mother language
English - fluent
French - fluent
German - good fluency  
Italian - good fluency
Spanish - oral and written comprehension