"Born in 1983 in Rio de Janeiro, Inês d’Avena attended as a four-year-old her first music class with Luiz Carlos Csekö and on the next year began to take recorder lessons regularly with Cláudia Ernst Dias and Tina Pereira, having participated in concerts in Rio and Brasília with the group “Os Flautistas da Pró-Arte”. Also studied piano from 1991 until 1994 with Elza Usurpator Schachter.
With fourteen began to participate in early music festivals both in her native Brazil – Juiz de Fora, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, and abroad – the X Boston Early Music Festival & Exhibition and the XIII Baroque Academy of the Amherst Early Music Festival.
In such occasions worked with Gwénaël Bihan, Hans-Joachim Fuss, Cléa Galhano, Geert van Gele, Pierre Hamon, Dan Laurin, Marion Verbruggen, Reine-Marie Verhagen, having chamber music lessons with Francisco Gato, Edmundo Hora and Homero de Magalhães Filho and participating in baroque orchestra projects with Manfred Kraemer and Sigiswald Kuijken.
In 2001, after being accepted in many European conservatories, amongst which the Civica Scuola di Milano, Rotterdams Conservatorium, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, decided for the latter, having concluded in May 2005 the Bachelor Degree in Music under the orientation of Reine-Marie Verhagen. Also in the same year, finished the teaching diploma (Muziekpedagogiek), with the juri’s compliments on working with young musicians.
In 2003 performed Hans Werner Henze’s Pollicino with the Nationale Reisopera and participated in the Steve Reich Festival performing at the most important music halls in Holland. In 2004 took part of the Fringe program of the Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht and performed also at the Soloists of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Concert at the Chateau de Chimay during the 5th International Baroque Singing Competition in Chimay (Belgium). In 2005 performed as soloist at the opening concert of a series of concerts at the Anton Philipzaal in cooperation with the Koninklijk Conservatorium.
Performed A. Campra’s L’Europe Galante with the 12e Académie Baroque Européenne d'Ambronay, under the direction of William Christie.
Currently working on the Master’s Degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, under the orientation of Sébastien Marq. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Ensembles/Performers/Associations/Societies / Winds - Recorder (solo/consort/orchestra)
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