SÁVIO SANTORO

He has performed as a soloist of several Brazilian orchestras and performed recitals in Benin, China, Costa Rica, USA, Finland, Guatemala, England, Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Romania and Trinidad and Tobago. He was a violist from the National Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 2008, from the Jeunesesses Musicales World Orchestra in the 1997-1998 season and co-soloist from Osesp in his European tour of 2007. Among the prizes he received, stand out the 1st place in the Showpiece String Competition, promoted by Boston University, and in the V National String Competition of Juiz de Fora. He holds a master’s degree in Music from Yale University and a PhD from Boston University. Since 2009, he is professor of Viola and Chamber Music at UFPE.

PAULA BUJES

The violinist from Rio Grande do Sul lives in Recife since 2013 and reinvents her virtuosity in the cultural effervescence of the city. Alongside the cellist Pedro Huff, in 2017 she released her first album, Afluências, which was collectively financed by more than 300 supporters. She is the concertmaster of the orchestra of Baile do Menino Deus (2017) and signs the musical direction of the acclaimed spectacle A dita curva (2018). She is a Violin Professor at UFPE and a PhD in Musical Arts from Louisiana State University, under the guidance of Espen Lilleslåtten. Paula is a specialist in the violin method of Trendafil Milanov and currently works with students in adapting the Bulgarian method to the Brazilian context.

PEDRO HUFF

A cellist and composer, he maintains intense artistic activity in concert music and popular music. In 2017 he released the CD Afluências, along with the violinist Paula Bujes, renewing the perspective of Brazilian music for violin and cello. In 2017, with funding of the governmental organ Funcultura, circulated through the state of Pernambuco with the instrumental trio Freveribe, in the unusual formation electric cello, guitar and drums. He is a Cello Professor at UFPE and a Ph.D. in Music from Louisiana State University under the guidance of Dennis Parker. His work Frevo do acaso was recorded and performed in different formations, and published in the academic journal Música Hodie.

SUSAN HAGAR

Born in Recife, violinist Susan Hagar participates in the city’s music scene playing in orchestras and chamber groups. She is a member of Quinteto Pernambucano, which premiered in 2017, with the purpose of promoting the concert music of Northeastern Brazil. She received her Master’s degree of Music from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Hartford. She is currently a violin teacher at Citizen Child Orchestra Meninos do Coque, developing a work through the Suzuki Method, and where she also acts as conductor of the Children’s Orchestra of the social project. She also is a violin substitute professor at UFPE.

SÁVIO SANTORO

He has performed as a soloist of several Brazilian orchestras and performed recitals in Benin, China, Costa Rica, USA, Finland, Guatemala, England, Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Romania and Trinidad and Tobago. He was a violist from the National Symphony Orchestra from 1993 to 2008, from the Jeunesesses Musicales World Orchestra in the 1997-1998 season and co-soloist from Osesp in his European tour of 2007. Among the prizes he received, stand out the 1st place in the Showpiece String Competition, promoted by Boston University, and in the V National String Competition of Juiz de Fora. He holds a master’s degree in Music from Yale University and a PhD from Boston University. Since 2009, he is professor of Viola and Chamber Music at UFPE.

PAULA BUJES

The violinist from Rio Grande do Sul lives in Recife since 2013 and reinvents her virtuosity in the cultural effervescence of the city. Alongside the cellist Pedro Huff, in 2017 she released her first album, Afluências, which was collectively financed by more than 300 supporters. She is the concertmaster of the orchestra of Baile do Menino Deus (2017) and signs the musical direction of the acclaimed spectacle A dita curva (2018). She is a Violin Professor at UFPE and a PhD in Musical Arts from Louisiana State University, under the guidance of Espen Lilleslåtten. Paula is a specialist in the violin method of Trendafil Milanov and currently works with students in adapting the Bulgarian method to the Brazilian context.

PEDRO HUFF

A cellist and composer, he maintains intense artistic activity in concert music and popular music. In 2017 he released the CD Afluências, along with the violinist Paula Bujes, renewing the perspective of Brazilian music for violin and cello. In 2017, with funding of the governmental organ Funcultura, circulated through the state of Pernambuco with the instrumental trio Freveribe, in the unusual formation electric cello, guitar and drums. He is a Cello Professor at UFPE and a Ph.D. in Music from Louisiana State University under the guidance of Dennis Parker. His work Frevo do acaso was recorded and performed in different formations, and published in the academic journal Música Hodie.

SUSAN HAGAR

Born in Recife, violinist Susan Hagar participates in the city’s music scene playing in orchestras and chamber groups. She is a member of Quinteto Pernambucano, which premiered in 2017, with the purpose of promoting the concert music of Northeastern Brazil. She received her Master’s degree of Music from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Suzuki Pedagogy from the University of Hartford. She is currently a violin teacher at Citizen Child Orchestra Meninos do Coque, developing a work through the Suzuki Method, and where she also acts as conductor of the Children’s Orchestra of the social project. She also is a violin substitute professor at UFPE.