Vanderlei Alves

Clarinet

Vanderlei Alves was a member of the Goiânia Symphony Orchestra (2015-2021). In addition to his work in the orchestra, Alves is collaborator of JC Woodwinds and active as a soloist and chamber player, among other groups. He developed an intense activity As Principal Clarinet in UFG Contemporary Music Ensemble, Goiania Trio (clarinet, violin and piano) and the Goyania Woodwind Quintet.

He worked as an university professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás (IFG) during the period 2019 to 2021. At IFG he developed activities as a clarinet and chamber music professor and music history in higher education at DAAI (Department of Academic Areas I).

Mr. Alves was Principal Clarinet of the Goias State Wind Ensemble (2014-2015). In 2016 received the 1st prize and public prize in the IV Competition of Young Talents Music: Mansueto Barbosa Trophy. Vanderlei is currently studying the orchestral repertoire in Los Angeles with Michele Zukovsky the Former principal clarinet of Los Angeles Philharmonic.

J. Brahms Quintet Op. 115 - Goiânia Symphony String Quartet Vanderlei Alves, Solo Clarinet.

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"Music is not an inspiration, but a lifestyle."

Vanderlei Alves has experience in the area of Arts, with an emphasis on performance in chamber music and symphony orchestra. He was professor at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás (IFG) during the period 2019 to 2021. At IFG he developed activities as a clarinet and chamber music professor and music history in higher education at DAAI (Department of Academic Areas I).

Mr. Alves develops works in the performance area of his instrument. He recently published a book entitled "Memory, Motivation and Deliberate Practice in Preparing a Musical Performance". Where the focus of the book is the study optimization to obtain an elite performance in the arts, sports and in the whole area of life. Mr. Alves has already given masterclasses in several regions of Brazil.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in clarinet performance from Federal University of Goias under Dr. Johnson Machado. He has a master degree in higher education teaching from FABEC (Brazilian University of Education and Culture). As an educator, he was a clarinet and chamber music professor for two years (2014-2015) at the Goiás State Department of Education, Culture and Sport.

Michele Zukovsky Former principal clarinet, Los Angeles Philarmonic

"Vanderlei Alves is a phenomenal clarinetist. He has been given the gift of a gorgeous tone, great technique and the ability to inspire and uplift his audience. I see a wonderful future for this young man."

Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcovici Concertmaster Munich Philharmonic

"Vanderlei Your sound is beautiful, you are very professional…"

Jamson Costa Former Principal Clarinet, Goiania Symphony

"Vanderlei is among the most talented in this new generation of the clarinet player in the whole world, as well as being a very kind person."

Roberto Tibiriçá Brazilian conductor

"I am very impressed with your Brahms! Your sound is very beautiful and your phrasing is extremely musical!""

T.C. Spivey-Hall Founder & Executive Director of the Neo International Clarinetists Endowment Fund

"Vanderlei is the real thing in living color. I find myself astounded by his signature style of Clarinet performance that exudes unspeakable passion each, and every single time. His tone is fluid as silk in the wind, and his articulation is consistent & clear as the Bells of Notre Dame. Vanderlei, is a tour de force personified."

Marconi Andrade Brazilian Clarinetist

"He is an incredible colleague playing in a orchestra and musician capable of facing great orchestral challenges. Besides shows a strong performance condition as soloist. A really sensible artist."

Adrienne Albert American Composer

"Vanderlei is a marvelous musician and a pleasure to work with. He explores the universe of colors making his tone of the clarinet unique."

Claude Brendel French Conductor, Artistic Director Claude Brendel Academy, Conducting Professor at the Vienna Conservatory"

"Great artistic and human personality. Generous, enthusiastic and talented. Vanderlei shows through his musical interpretations of an extreme sensitivity which reveals all the facets of his personality. He offers us an instrumental playing with rich colors, revealing contrasts and endlessly explored atmospheres, a real invitation to travel and to the imagination."