Tadeu Coelho

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Tadeu Coelho

Brazilian-born artist/flutist Tadeu Coelho joined the University North Carolina School of the Arts in 2002.  He has taught at the University of Iowa and at the University of New Mexico as well as a visiting professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia.  Mr. Coelho frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician, and master clinician throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. He has performed as first solo flutist of the Santa Fe Symphony, the Hofer Symphoniker in Germany, and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy, among others, including guest appearances with the Boston Symphony in the summer of 1996.

A recipient of USIA/Fulbright, LASPAU, and CAPES scholarships, Tadeu Coelho received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Julius Baker and Ransom Wilson. Started on the flute by his father, Tadeu Coelho also studied with Thomas Nyfenger, Keith Underwood, Andrew Lolya, and Arthur Ephross. Mr. Coelho gave his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April of 1992. In Brazil, Coelho studied with Spartacco Rossi, João Dias Carrasqueira, and Jean Noel Sagaard.

Tadeu Coelho is an avid proponent of new music. He has commissioned, performed and recorded works by Steven Block, João Dias Carrasqueira, Margaret Cornils, Lawrence Dillon, Mark Engebretson, Lawrence Fritts, Eduardo Gamboa, David McHugh, Joaquin Gutierrez-Heras, Richard Hermann, Ronald Roseman, Ruth Schonthal, Amaral Vieira, and Michael Weinstein.
Mr. Coelho can be heard in several solo recordings.  Most recently, he released his CD with Quarteto Vivace Brasil Live From New Orleans. His solo CDs include Azules – Enchanting Music for the Soul for Flute and Harp with Karen Thielen; Nocturnes with Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi; Modernly Classic; 18th Century Flute Sonatas, both with UNCSA colleague Eric Larsen; Flute Music from Brazil; ¡Rompe! – Mexican Chamber Music for Flute, and Life-Drawing - Works for Solo Flute.  He can also be heard performing works by Thomas Delio on 3D Classics and Villa-Lobos on Albany Records with his brother, bassoonist Benjamin Coelho. Tadeu Coelho has published the complete works of Pattápio Silva and other pieces for solo flute as well as collections of daily exercises with accompanying CDs.  Dr. Coelho’s CDs and other published works are available at CD Baby, Flute World, and Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.

Tadeu Coelho is highly involved in the regional and national flute societies. He is a life member of the National Flute Association as well as of the Raleigh Area Flute Association.  In 2013 he was the program chair of the National Flute Association convention in New Orleans. He has been guest artist at flute conventions and festivals around the world, including the Spanish Flute Conference in Barcelona, The Australian Flute Society in Coffs Harbour, Bogotá, Colombia, Flute Festival, Festival Internacional Juñio Musical, Xalapa, Mexico, Universidade Livre de Música, São Paulo, Brazil, Belgrade Flute Festival, Montenegro/Serbia, and at the Jean-Louis Beaumardier Flute Festival, Marceille, France, among others.


Tadeu Coelho is a Miyazawa artist. For more information on Dr. Coelho, please visit his official web site at http://www.tadeucoelho.com.

Ms. Chesis is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She also serves on the faculties of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and New York University. She has offered master classes at universities, conservatories and for flute associations across the globe. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels.