Alan Huckleberry

Praised for his “impeccable musicianship, exhilarating technique, and panache” (American Record Guide), pianist Alan Huckleberry is recognized as a multi-faceted artist on the classical music scene.  He has performed both in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras in Germany, England, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Costa Rica, Colombia, and across the United States.

Huckleberry is also in demand as a chamber musician, with recitals across the United States, Australia, and Europe. He can be heard on five compact disc recordings on the Crystal Record, MSR and Albany Record labels. Two further CDs will be released in the fall of 2014.

In addition to his performing career, Dr. Huckleberry is equally passionate about his role as an educator.  He is currently associate professor of piano pedagogy and collaborative arts at The University of Iowa. There he heads the piano pedagogy program, which is now recognized as one of the leading programs in the nation.  He is a sought-after speaker on pedagogical topics, including talks at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the Music Teachers National Conference.  At The University of Iowa, he also maintains a studio of national and international students, who themselves are beginning to leave their mark in their field.  In fact, all DMA graduates from his piano pedagogy program are now teaching at academic institutions across the country and abroad.    

A native of Indiana, Huckleberry began serious studies at the piano in Germany with Polish pianist Barbara Szczepanska.  Further studies at the conservatories of Karlsruhe and Cologne with Japanese pedagogue Naoyuki Taneda and German pianist Josef A. Scherrer solidified a diverse and international musical background. He then returned to the United States where he received his doctorate at the University of Michigan under the guidance of Arthur Greene (performance) and John Ellis (pedagogy).

Huckleberry’s repertoire not only includes the standard works of the piano literature, but he is an ardent supporter of new music and young composers, as seen by a long list of compositions which were written for him. Among the many 20th and 21st century styles he enjoys, he is particularly interested in contemporary rags and other crossover genres.

Dr. Huckleberry has recently embarked upon a massive video recording project.  Together with Dr. Jason Sifford, he is creating the largest known database of performances of piano pedagogical literature.  In the end, it will encompass some 9000 videos of beginning to intermediate repertoire.  The videos are available to all, free of charge, at YouTube. To go along with his video project, Dr. Huckleberry has created a Wiki style website, which includes piano pedagogical information on each recorded piece, as well as composer and publisher information. To visit this site, please click here.

Alejandro Cremaschi

“Pristine technique … passionate playing.” 
-- The Washington Post

Pianist Alejandro Cremaschi, a native of Argentina, teaches piano and piano pedagogy as Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His playing has been described as “pristine” and “passionate” by the Washington Post, and “polished” and “exemplary” by the Fanfare magazine. He received a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the University of Minnesota, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Argentina. He studied piano with Dora De Marinis, Nancy Roldan and Lydia Artymiw. His repertoire includes works by American, Latin American and Argentine composers such as George Crumb, Carlos Guastavino, Juan Jose Castro, Luis Jorge Gonzalez and Alberto Ginastera. Praised as an intelligent and sensitive pianist, he has played in numerous cities worldwide, including Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, Montreal, Pittsburgh, London, Washington, Kuala Lumpur and New York. He was a prizewinner at the International Beethoven Sonata Piano Competition in Memphis, Tennessee in 2001.

Mr. Cremaschi is in demand as a specialist in Latin American piano music. He is the editor and recording artist for the revised pedagogical edition of Alberto Ginastera’s Twelve American Preludes Op. 12, published by Carl Fischer Publishing in October 2016. This edition includes a recording, editorial notes and pedagogical strategies. He has offered numerous presentations on this repertoire and other pedagogical topics at national and international teacher conferences such as the International Society for Music Education and the Music Teachers National Association conventions. Between 1996 and 2002, he was a member of the Argentine Foundation “Ostinato,” founded and directed by his former teacher Dora De Marinis, a specialist in the work of Alberto Ginastera. As a member of this foundation, and in collaboration with other members, he recorded Argentine music for the labels IRCO, Ostinato and Marco Polo, and participated in concert tours in the US and Europe.  Starting in 2004, he collaborated with, and premiered many works by the Argentine composer and CU professor emeritus Luis Jorge Gonzalez, until his passing in 2016. His recordings of solo and chamber music by Dr. Gonzalez’s have been released in the CDs Las Puertas del Tiempo (2009), Fervor (2012) and Tango: Body and Soul (2015) by the British label Meridian Records. Las Puertas del Tiempo was praised by Fanfare Magazine as “exemplary.” 

In addition to Latin American music, Cremaschi’s pedagogical focus includes group piano, technology-aided instruction and cooperative learning. He has been a frequent presenter at the National Conference in Keyboard Pedagogy, the Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy, CMS, MTNA, MENC and ISME national and international conferences. His pedagogical reviews and articles have appeared in the Keyboard Companion, Clavier, the MTNA e-Journal, the American Music Teacher magazines, Research Studies in Music Education journal, the European Piano Teachers Association Piano journal, Journal of Technology in Music Learning, and the Piano Pedagogy Forum on-line journal.

 

Reginaldo Nascimento

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Iniciou seus estudos musicais na Congregação Cristã no Brasil. Posteriormente estudou na Universidade Livre de Música, em São Paulo. Teve como professores Nadilson Gama, Elina Suris e Claudio Cruz.

Como solista e camerista se apresentou junto à Orquestra Jovem do Estado de São Paulo, Orquestra de Câmara do SESC Vila Nova, Orquestra Municipal de Barretos, Orquestra do Festival de Prados e Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto. Em turnê pelos Estados Unidos em 2015 e 2016, realizou recitais na Tarleton University, Hardin Simmons University, no Texas, e na Southern University na Lousiana.

Como regente participou de masterclass na Polônia , com o maestro Jonathan Brett, e na Hungria com a maestrina Ilóna Meskó. É vencedor do segundo prêmio da 2nd conducting competitionna Hungria, em 2012. É comendador da “Ordem do mérito Carlos Gomes”, pela Associação Brasileira de Arte e Cultura.

Como regente convidado atuou à frente da Radomska Orkiestra Kameralna (Polônia), MÁV Symphony Orchestra (Hungria), Murmansk Philharmonic Orchestra (Russia), Sonoma County Philharmonic (EUA), Louisiana Chamber Orchestra e Orquestra Jovem do Estado de São Paulo. Foi Diretor artístico e maestro titular da Orquestra de Câmara do Conservatório Carlos Gomes, Orquestra Filarmônica Jovem de Ribeirão Preto e da Camerata Jovem Beethoven.

Participou como regente assistente do Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão em 2011 e como regente da orquestra de câmara do Festival de Música de Curitiba em 2015 e 2016.

Atualmente é professor e maestro titular da Orquestra Acadêmica do “ALMA” Academia Livre de música e artes , e maestro adjunto da Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto.

É formado em música pela Universidade de São Paulo.

Clelia iruzun

With her combination of colourful Brazilian spirit and musicianship, London-based pianist Clélia Iruzun is one of the most exciting musicians to emerge onto the international scene in recent years.

Clélia’s childhood was spent in the rich cultural atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro where she began playing the piano at the age of four, winning her first competition at seven and making her orchestral debut playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto at 15. At 17 Clelia won a scholarship to continue her development by studying with the highly regarded Maria Curcio in London, and then with Christopher Elton, who took her under his wing at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with the Recital Diploma. Later she also studied with Noretta Conci and then with Mercês de Silva Telles, who encouraged Clélia to develop her own definitive style. Her mentors have included Fou Ts’Ong, Stephen Kovacevich, and her compatriots, the great pianists Jacques Klein and Nelson Freire. Even from the early years of her career, Clélia’s stunning piano playing caught the attention of prominent musical figures such as Francisco Mignone who wrote a Suite especially for her and more recently Marlos Nobre who also dedicated a piece for her. Clélia has won many awards in Brazil and in Europe, such as the Tunbridge Wells Piano Competition in the UK, the Paloma O'Shea in Santander and Pilar Bayona in Zaragoza, Spain.

Clélia Iruzun has given recitals and concerto performance all over Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her tours in China included concerts for huge audiences, including recitals at the Grand Theatre in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Ningbo and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Her recital in Shanghai was voted one of the ten best concerts of the year. She has also toured China and Brazil with the Coull Quartet and performed with them again in the UK in the Southbank and in their series in Warwick University.

In the UK she has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room and Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square and music societies and festivals across the country. She has also appeared several times on radio and television, including broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.
Concert tours have taken her across Canada and the USA, to Yugoslavia, Poland and the Czech Republic, Portugal, France and Spain. She has performed extensively in Scandinavia as well.

She has played several first performances of Brazilian works including the Piano Quintet by Henrique Oswald, Iara by Francisco Mignone for piano and string quartet, the Octet by Villa-Lobos, Piano Sonata by João Guilherme Ripper, Desafio for Piano and Guitar and Sonata Breve by Marlos Nobre and the Sonatina for Piano and Guitar by Radames Gnattali at the South Bank Centre and Wigmore Hall as well as Piano Concertos such as the Mignone’s Fantasia No.3 in Norway with the Kristiansand Orchestra, in London with Lontano Ensemble and in Poland with the Poznan Philharmonic where she also premiered the Concertante do Imaginario by Marlos Nobre.

In her native Brazil she is a regular performer on TV and radio and major concert halls where she has also premiered works by British composers such as York Bowen and Arnold Bax; recent performances include the prestigious Campos do Jordão Festival and concertos with leading orchestras in the country including the Albeniz Concerto with Filarmonica de Minas Gerais.

Clélia also dedicates a great deal of her performances to the Classical and Romantic repertoire and has been praised for her interpretations of Mozart, Chopin and Schumann.

On disc, Clélia’s has championed the music of South American composers: Villa-Lobos Piano Music (1992, Meridian Records-re-issued 2005), Latin American Dances (1998, Intim Musik), The Waltz Album (2002, Intim Musik), and Brazilian Mosaic – including a world premiere recording of Marlos Noble’s Concertante do Imaginario (2003, Lorelt), the music of Lecuona (2005, Lorelt) and Francisco Mignone-Piano Music (2007, Lorelt). A disc of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Concerto for Violin and Piano with Vasteras Sinfonietta and Joachim Gustafsson (1999, Intim Musik) was selected by Swedish Radio as the best recording of the double concerto available.

Her CD with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Odaline de la Martinez playing the Concertino by Elizabeth Maconchy, the others with Piano Music by Marlos Nobre and Federico Mompou have been receiving enthusiastic reviews by the critics as well as the one dedicated to the music of Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth “Portrait of Rio” on Lorelt which was launched in 2015. Her latest CD the second volume of the Mompou on SOMM Records was released early in 2016 and was selected as one of the best recordings of the month by the Sunday Times.

Clelia founded the festival “Brazil Three Centuries of Music” with the Coull Quartet and they have already had two successful editions in London.

Clélia is married to Renato and has two children Raphael and Maria Clara and makes her home in London, returning to Brazil two or three times each year. When not performing, Clélia enjoys Philosophy, following films, is an avid art lover and enjoys cooking.
Clelia has a Master degree in Philosophy at the Birkbeck College, University of London.

 

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A feliz junção do colorido espírito brasileiro e musicalidade espontânea firmou Clélia Iruzun, como uma das artistas mais interessantes, no cenário mundial, nos últimos anos. Vivendo sua infância na atmosfera culturalmente rica e diversificada da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, aos quatro anos, já iniciara seus estudos de piano. Aos sete anos conquistara seu 1º Concurso de Piano, debutando com orquestra aos 15, com o Concerto de Grieg. Logo após, a mestra altamente respeitada - Maria Curcio – concedeu-lhe então uma bolsa de estudos em Londres, onde cursou brilhantemente a Royal Academy of Music graduando-se com o prestigioso Recital Diploma. Estudou também com Noreta Conci Leech e a insigne professora brasileira, radicada em Paris - Mercês de Silva Telles, - que a levou à descoberta de seu estilo definitivo.  Grandes pianistas como Stephen Kovacevich e Fou Ts’Ong, além de seus compatriotas - Jacques Klein e Nelson Freire - incluem-se como seus mentores. Os grandes compositores: Francisco Mignone dedicou-lhe uma bela Suite para piano e mais recentemente,  Marlos Nobre.

Clélia é detentora de inúmeros prêmios no Brasil e na Europa, distinguindo-se entre outros: Tunbridge Wells (Inglaterra), Paloma O’Shea em Santander e Pillar Bayona em Zaragoza (Espanha). Como solista em recitais e orquestras, vem atuando pela Europa, Américas e Ásia. Já excursionou como solista pela maiores cidades da China, tocando inclusive, no Grande Theatro de Xangai, Hangzhou, Ningbo e na exclusivíssima Sala de Concertos da Cidade Proibida em Pequim. Seu recital em Xangai foi votado um dos dez melhores concertos do ano. Fez uma tournée à China com o Coull Quartet e tocou com eles também no Reino Unido, no Southbank Centre e na Universidade de Warwick.

Apresenta-se, outrossim, com freqüência nas maiores salas de concerto de Londres: Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall no Southbank Centre, St John’s Smith Square e em importantes Sociedades Musicais, por todo o Reino Unido. Tournées já foram realizadas no Canadá, Estados Unidos, França, antiga Iugoslávia, Polônia, República Tcheca, Espanha, Portugal e na Escandinávia. Clélia visita o Brasil com frequência, apresentando-se em recitais ecom orquestras, nas melhores salas do país e em festivais como o Festival de Campos do Jordão e Folle Journée. Estreou, com sucesso no Brasil, obras de compositores ingleses como Arnold Bax e York Bax.

Já solou com várias orquestras no Brasil e na Europa, entre as quais a Poznan Philharmonic e Artur Rubinstein Symphony Orchestra na Polonia, a Vasteras Sinfonietta, Boras Symphony Orchestra e Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra na Escandinávia, a Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, a London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Lontano Chamber Orchestra e BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra no Reino Unido. No Brasil, Clélia tocou com a Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo, Orquestra Filarmonica de Minas Gerais, Petrobras Sinfônica, Cia. Bachiana Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfônica de Brasilia, Orquestra Sinfônica de Santo André, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquestra Filarmônica do Espírito Santo, etc...

Ela já fez várias estreias de obras brasileiras no exterior, incluindo o Quinteto para Piano de Henrique Oswald, Iara de Franciso Mignone para Piano e Quarteto de cordas, o Octeto de Villa-Lobos, a Sonata para piano de João Guilherme Ripper, Desafio para Piano e Violão e a Sonata Breve de Marlos Nobre, a Sonatina para Piano e Violao de Radames Gnattali em salas no Southbank e no Wigmore Hall, assim como Concertos para Piano como a Fantasia Brasileira No.3 de Francisco Mignone na Noruega com a Kristiansand Chamber Orchestra, em Londres com a Lontano Orchestra e na Polônia com a Filarmônica de Poznan, onde tambem estreou o Concertante do Imaginário de Marlos Nobre.

Em suas gravações, sempre prestigia especialmente a música sul-americana:  Villa-Lobos (1992, Meridian Records, relançado em 2005), Latin American Dances (1999, Intim Musik), The Waltz Album, com famosas valsas de compositores românticos e brasileiros (2001, Intim Musik), Brazilian Mosaic,  (2003, Lorelt), Lecuona (2005, Lorelt). Seu CD ,com os Concertos para piano Nº1 e o Concerto para piano e violino de Mendelssohn, juntamente com o regente/violinista Joachim Gustafsson (1999, Intim Musik) escolhido, por votação, a melhor gravação do Concerto Duplo pela Rádio Sueca. Seu CD Francisco Mignone, Piano Music, gravado pela Lorelt obteve excelentes críticas nas melhores revistas, tais quais: BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone e Classic FM.  Seu três ultimos CDs  Elizabeth Maconchy Orchestral Music (2011, Lorelt), no qual executa o Concertino para “piano e small orchestra” com a BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra e outros dois, com musica para piano de Marlos Nobre (2012, Lorelt) e do compositor catalão Federico Mompou (2012, SOMM) vem recebendo excelentes criticas. Em 2014 lancou o CD Golden Years (Meridian Records) com o flautista Marcelo Barboza. Em 2015 Clelia lançou o CD “Portrait of Rio” com musica de Ernesto Nazareth (Lorelt) e no inicio de 2016 o segundo volume das obras para piano de Federico Mompou (SOMM) que foi selecionado pelo Sunday Times como um dos melhores lançamentos do mês.

Clelia é casada com Renato e tem dois filhos, Raphael e Maria Clara. Apesar de residir em Londres, visita o Brasil duas ou três vezes por ano, e, no seu tempo livre aprecia Filosofia, Cinema, Artes Plásticas e gosta de cozinhar.

Clelia também cursou Filosofia no Birkbeck College, University of London, recebendo seu Mestrado em 2013.

João Paulo Casarotti

DMA (NCTM)

João Paulo Casarotti is a Brazilian pianist and pedagogue. He received a Doctoral in Musical Arts in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University, M.M in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University, M. M. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of North Dakota, a B. M. in Music Performance from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Performance Diploma from the “Maestro Ernst Mahle” Music School of Piracicaba-Brazil, and a Performance Certificate from the National Academy of Music in Sofia–Bulgaria. Among his teachers were Michael Gurt, Sheila Paige, Maria Del Pico Taylor, Mauricy Martin, Sergio Gallo, Gilberto Tinetti, Victor Tchouchkov, Marisa Lacorte and Cecilia Bellato.

Dr. Casarotti maintains an active schedule performing, researching, and preparing pedagogy presentations. He has performed as a solo and chamber pianist in Brazil, the US, Bulgaria, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Uruguai, and Paraguai. He has also performed with orchestras in Brazil and the United States. Mr. Casarotti served as the Artistic Director of the music series “Ernst Mahle in America” (2009) and“Villa Lobos in America” (2010). He arranged for these concerts to be performed at Rock Hall (Temple University) in Philadelphia, Steinert Hall in Boston, and Steinway Hall in New York.

Dr. Casarotti is an important researcher of Ernst Mahle’s works for piano and is involved in creating a project to make Mahle’s music more accessible for the public. Mr. Casaroti has presented lectures for the Hawaii International Conference of Arts and Humanities, the Temple University MTNA chapter, the Northern Delaware Valley Chapter of the Music Teachers Association, and the Pennsylvania State Conference of the Music Teachers Association.

Dr. Casarotti specializes in the Taubman Approach and studied under the tutelage of Maria Del Pico Taylor and Dorothy Taubman.  He became the editor for the Booklet of Musical Examples of the Taubman Seminar at Temple University and served as the Taubman Seminar Assistant for 3 years.  Casarotti was recently named faculty in training of the Keyboard Wellness Seminar at University of North Texas and he is currently studying with Sheila Paige.

In 2009, Dr. Casarotti began developing research to create an online piano studio. Since then, he has taught students at a distance from several locations including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Louisiana, and Brazil. Mr. Casarotti created the Southern University Online piano studio in 2013. This initiative has been a major asset for the music program at Southern University. He has become a consultant for private studios and universities in Brazil and the US and has been presenting at the MTNA National Conference as well as the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).

Dr. Casarotti has a prolific career as teacher in both Brazil and the United States. Mr. Casarotti has a prolific career as teacher in both Brazil and the United States. Previous teaching appointments includes University of North Dakota, Temple University, Temple Preparatory School, Darlington Arts Center and Escola de Música de Piracicaba(Brazil) Currently, Mr. Casarotti is the Assistant Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and the coordinator of piano studies at Southern University in Baton Rouge. In addition Dr. Casarotti is the founder and artistic director of the Encontro Internacional de Pianistas and the Piracicaba International Piano Concerto Competition, Brazil.

 

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Jovanni de pedro

Filipino-American pianist Jovanni-Rey V. de Pedro enjoys an artistic career that has brought him to concert venues and musical institutions in Asia, across NorthAmerica, South America, Australia, and Europe. Recent engagements have included concerto appearances with the Vienna Residenz Orchester, and solo recitals at London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Winner of the Boesendorfer Stipendium and Grand Prizewinner of the FidelioCompetition sponsored by the City of Vienna’s Cultural Affairs Department, Jovannialso acquired top prizes at the United States Open Music Competition, Pacific Piano Competition in Canada, Ibiza Competition in Spain, the Beethoven Society of Europe’s Piano Competition in England, the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, and the American Prize in Piano. He is also a recipient of the Isabelle Bond Gold Medal for Performance Excellence from Trinity College of Music in London. His artistic and educational activities have been further supported by grants from the Solti Foundation in Belgium, the Irish Arts Council, the American Women’s Association in Vienna, and the University of Idaho.

As a chamber musician, Jovanni has collaborated with numerous instrumentalists and singers. Together with Irish cellist Tara-Lee Byrne and Portuguese clarinetist Sergio Neves, he founded the TaRvangIO in 2008. They made their debut at the Yamaha Chamber Music Series in London, and recently joined with Hungarian violinist Gwendolyn Masin for a tour of Ireland performing Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. TaRvangIO continues to bring entertaining and innovating programs to audiences in the USA and Europe.

Jovanni’s academic research and pedagogical interests have led to numerous presentations for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), College Music Society (CMS), European Piano Teachers Association/World Piano Teachers Association, and was a keynote speaker and recitalist for numerous conferences in Australia. Passionate about the next generation of pianists and teachers, he has chaired the Young Professionals Track at the MTNA National Conference, and currently serves as advisor for the University of Idaho’s MTNA Collegiate Chapter, and co-founder and committee chair of the MTNA Piano Pedagogy Symposium – an annual national conference for college students and young professionals. 

A California native, Jovanni holds a Konzert Diplom (with auszeichnung) from the Vienna Conservatory in Austria where he spent six years as a scholar of the ASCAP/Leiber and Stoller Foundation, a Master of Music from Trinity College of Music in London, and a doctoral degree in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Michigan. He has worked with pianists Robert Ward, Aries Caces, Gerhard Geretschlaeger, Yonty Solomon, Mikhail Kazakevich, Deniz Gelenbe, and Louis Nagel, and coached with Menahem Pressler, Martino Tirimo, and Pierre Laurent Aimard. He received additional studies in pedagogy with John Ellis, and collaborative piano with Christopher Harding and Eugene Asti.

Dr. de Pedro recently served as a visiting professor of music at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and instructor of piano and chamber music at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C. He recently joined the faculty at the University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music as an assistant professor of piano and piano pedagogy, and co-director of the preparatory music program. www.jdepedro.com.

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Anderson Oliveira

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Maestro e atual coordenador do projeto Jovens Músicos e da Filarmônica Jovem de Piracicaba. É Bacharel em Regência e Composição pela UNICAMP. Estudou regência com os maestros Rodrigo de Carvalho e Henrique Gregori e com o compositor Ernst Mahle. Foi regente e coordenador do projeto “Música nas escolas”, em Piracicaba, no ano de 2008. Coordenou o “I Festival de Música Erudita Internacional de Piracicaba”, em 2010. Atualmente estuda com o internacionalmente renomado maestro brasileiro Roberto Tibiriçá. Maestro Anderson de Oliveira foi finalista do Concurso para Maestro Titular da Orquestra Sinfônica da Unicamp em 2012, também em 2013 foi homenageado na comemoração do “Dia da Música” pela câmara de vereadores da cidade de Piracicaba como uma das personalidades em destaque.