Biography

Eder Paolozzi finished his studies in conducting at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Milan (IT) with Vittorio Parisi, after graduating in violin at the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance, in London (UK).

Since 2015, the young conductor is the artistic director of Orquestra Sinfônica Cesgranrio, a youth orchestra of 53 musicians from Rio music universities, funded by Fundação Cesgranrio, with Rio as its base. Born in São Paulo, but raised in Rio and with a solid international music education, he began his studies at the age of seven, playing the piano and the violin.

In 2013, was awarded a prize in the Musica Riva Festival in Italy, being invited to conduct the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia. As a conductor, has worked with orchestras also in the UK and in Italy, such as World Youth Orchestra, Orchesta Reino de Aragón, Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini and the Salzburg Jungen Philarmonie.

Back in Brazil, Paolozzi had maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky as his mentor and worked with some of the major orchestras of Brazil, such as Orquestra Petrobras Sinfônica, Orquestra Sinfônica da Bahia, Orquestra Sinfônica do Recife, Orquestra Sinfônica da UFRJ, Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional and Orquestra Sinfônica de Porto Alegre.

Now, 35, Eder Paolozzi is one of the rising artists to watch in the scene of classical music in Brazil, bringing a vibrant approach and renewing public. Among his future projects with OSC, is the creation of a festival of new music, the Brasilidade serie, which brings the richness of brazilian popular music to the symphonic world and Young People´s Concerts. 

Eder Paolozzi has as a challenge to make concert music more present and alive in his community, creating interest in as many and diverse people as possible, taking in account Rio and brazilian realities, where he expects to continue to brake boundaries between classical and pop music.

"The challenge is to bring the orchestra to the lives of people, without  the fear of braking some traditions, if necessary. We need to balance the repertory between the "traditional" concerts with new proposals and forms, between transcendency and entertainment, also giving more space to the dialogue between the arts", says the maestro.

October, 2017