"He was born in São Paulo and started his music studies trough the piano in 1983. In 1994 he went to the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) where he earned his Bachelor degree in conducting and studied harpsichord with Edmundo Hora.
He participated in many Festivals in Brazil, studying Composition, Conducting, Piano, Baroque Violin, Organ and Harpsichord, as well as in the XIX Cursos Internacionais de Música da Casa de Mateus (Portugal). He has attended Master Classes with Olivier Baumont, Nicolau de Figueiredo, Rudi van Straten and Cristophe Rousset and courses on baroque music with Homero de Magalhães Filho and Manfred Kraemer. In 1999, he was awarded at the IX Rotary Competition of Instrumental Music for Youngsters in Campinas.
In Brazil, he was member of the Chamber Orchestra of the "Sociedade Musical Campinas" (violinist and assistant conductor), "Seicento" (specialized in 17th century music), "Camerata Novo Horizonte", "Jardim Musical", "La Bagatelle", "Lexis" and "Armonico Tributo" - Campinas Baroque Orchestra (dir. Edmundo Hora) - all early music ensembles. He played also with the ensembles "Vox Brasiliensis" (dir. Ricardo Kanji) and "Orquesta Barroca del Mercosul" (Uruguay - dir. Cristina Banegas), and as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the State University of São Paulo. He took part in the Orchestra of the "Académie Baroque Européenne" in 2002 (dir. Rinaldo Alessandrini) and 2005 (dir. William Christie).
Currently he works with the ensembles "Companhia de Música" (director) - Brazil, "LOTUS", "Giardino Musicale" and "COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag" (director) - Europe, and as guest teacher at the Royal Conservatoire - The Hague. Claudio also works as accompanist at the Early Music International Festival of Juiz de Fora. "
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