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Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal

Classic is what captivates us

Up to the beginning of the 20th Century, the international lyrical companies that would perform at Theatro Municipal would bring their own musicians and choirs all the way from Europe.

On the 1920’s, a professional orchestra was formed to perform sporadically, integrating the regular showcases scheduling only on 1939 under the official name of Orquestra Sinfônica do Theatro Municipal (Theatro Municipal’s Symphony Orchestra). A decade later, the group referred to this day as Orquestra Sinfônica – the OSM, was officially regulated.

Its story parallels with the city’s orchestral music scene, having iconically taken part in events like the first Temporada Lírica de São Paulo (São Paulo’s Independent Lyrical Season) – featuring soprano Bidú Sayão -, the inauguration of Pacaembu’s stadium in 1940, the reopening of the Theatro Municipal in 1955, the debut of the Pedro Malazarte opera conducted by the composer himself – Camargo Guarnieri -, and the performance at the Pan American Games of 1963, held in São Paulo.

Throughout the years, many maestros have lead the orchestra, including Arturo de Angelis, Zacharias Autuori, Edoardo Guarnieri, Lion Kaniefsky, Souza Lima, Eleazar de Carvalho, Isaac Karabtchevsky, José Maria Florêncio, Ira Levin, Armando Belardi and John Neschling. Presently, the OSM is conducted by Roberto Minczuk.

The Conductor

Roberto Minczuk

Roberto Minczuk was born in São Paulo and started studying music with his father when he was only 6 years of age. At 9, he entered São Paulo’s Municipal School of Music as a horn player, and at 10, made his debut as a soloist at the Theatro Municipal. When he was 13, Isaac Karabtchevsky hired Minczuk through public tender to assume the first position for French horn at the Theatro Municipal, in 1981.

After moving to New York at 14 with a scholarship, he graduated Juilliard School of Music. As a soloist, he made his debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. When he was 20, Minczuk became a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, in Germany. åHis international debut as a conductor was for the New York Philharmonic in å1998, where he came to be an associate maestro, the first musician to åconquer said title after Leonard Bernstein. Minczuk has conducted over 100 international orchestras. He worked as the artistic director for the International Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão, for São Paulo’s State Symphony Orchestra (Osesp) and for Rio de Janeiro’s Theatro Municipal. He served as titular maestro for Ribeirão Preto’s Symphony Orchestra, which earned him the first ConcertArte award on the city of Ribeirão Preto. Munczuk also hoards a Latin Grammy win and an american Grammy nomination for his album Jobim Sinfônico.

In the present day, in addition to being the titular maestro for the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo, he also plies the same job at the New Mexico Philharmonic, in the United States. Minczuk’s now a Maestro Emeritus at the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (after serving as their titular conductor from 2005 to 2015) and at the Calgary Philharmonic, in Canada.

The Musicians

Primeiros-violinos

  • Pablo de León (spalla)*
  • Alejandro Aldana (spalla)*
  • Martin Tuksa
  • Adriano Mello
  • Edgar Leite
  • Fabian Figueiredo
  • Fábio Brucoli
  • Fernando Travassos
  • Francisco Krug
  • Heitor Fujinami
  • Liliana Chiriac
  • Paulo Calligopoulos
  • Rafael Bion Loro

Segundos-violinos

  • Andréa Campos*
  • Maria Fernanda Krug*
  • Roberto Faria Lopes
  • Wellington Rebouças
  • Alexandre Pinatto de Moura
  • André Luccas
  • Djavan Caetano
  • Evelyn Carmo
  • Fábio Chamma
  • Helena Piccazio
  • John Spindler
  • Mizael da Silva Júnior
  • Oxana Dragos
  • Renato Marins Yokota
  • Ricardo Bem-Haja
  • Ugo Kageyama

Violas

  • Alexandre de León*
  • Silvio Catto*
  • Abrahão Saraiva
  • Adriana Schincariol
  • Bruno de Luna
  • Eduardo Cordeiro
  • Eric Schafer Licciardi
  • Jessica Wyatt
  • Lianna Dugan
  • Pedro Visockas
  • Roberta Marcinkowski
  • Tiago Vieira

Violoncelos

  • Mauro Brucoli*
  • Raïff Dantas Barreto*
  • Mariana Amaral
  • Moisés Ferreira
  • Alberto Kanji
  • Cristina Manescu
  • Joel de Souza
  • Teresa Catto

Contrabaixos

  • Brian Fountain*
  • Taís Gomes*
  • Adriano Costa Chaves
  • Sanderson Cortez Paz
  • André Teruo
  • Miguel Dombrowski
  • Vinicius Paranhos
  • Walter Müller

Flautas

  • Marcelo Barboza*
  • Renan Mendes*
  • Andrea Vilella
  • Cristina Poles
  • Jean Arthur Medeiros

Oboés

  • Alexandre Ficarelli*
  • Rodrigo Nagamori*
  • Marcos Mincov
  • Rodolfo Hatakeyama

Clarinetes

  • Camila Barrientos Ossio*
  • Tiago Francisco Naguel*
  • Diogo Maia Santos
  • Domingos Elias
  • Marta Vidigal

Fagotes

  • Matthew Taylor*
  • Marcos Fokin*
  • Facundo Cantero
  • Marcelo Toni
  • Renato Perez

Trompas

  • André Ficarelli*
  • Thiago Ariel*
  • Daniel Filho
  • Eric Gomes da Silva
  • Rafael Fróes
  • Rogério Martinez
  • Vagner Rebouças

Trompetes

  • Fernando Lopez*
  • Marcos Motta*
  • Breno Fleury
  • Eduardo Madeira
  • Thiago Araújo

Trombones

  • Eduardo Machado*
  • Raphael Campos da Paixão**
  • Hugo Ksenhuk
  • Luiz Cruz
  • Marim Meira

Tuba

  • Luiz Serralheiro

Harpa

  • Jennifer Campbell*
  • Paola Baron*

Piano

  • Cecília Moita

Percussão

  • Marcelo Camargo*
  • César Simão
  • Magno Bissoli
  • Thiago Lamattina

Tímpanos

  • Danilo Valle*
  • Márcia Fernandes*

* Chefe de naipe

** Músico convidado

The Personnel

Regente titular
Roberto Minczuk

Regente Assistente
Alessandro Sangiorgi

Coordenadora Administrativa
Mariana Bonzanini

Assistente Administrativa
Simone Hozawa

Auxiliares de Escritório  
Gabriel Cardoso Vieira
Priscila Campos

Inspetor
Carlos Nunes

Auditions for the OSM

Theatro Municipal promotes regular auditions to accommodate musicians who would like a shot at being a part of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra. Here you can find updated information about the OSM auditions

E-mail us at selecaoosm@institutoodeon.org.br and request a registration at the OSM database.