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    Tadeu Coelho

    Tadeu Coelho has been a Resident Artist and Professor of Flute at the North Carolina School of the Arts since the fall of 2002. He frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician and master clinician throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

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Tadeu Coelho

“Tadeu Coelho has the most solid technique of a very consistent school. The art of interpretation of this wonderful Latin American musician is compared by critics to soloists in the rank of Jean-Pierre Rampal or Severino Gazzeloni.”  — Siempre!, Mexico
 
“Bravo! Tadeu! Rampal used to say that the flute has the sound of humanity. Listening to Tadeu Coelho, we can only agree with Rampal. Tadeu is impressive. He is the revelation of this generation.”  — Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 

“Tadeu Coelho gave an exceptional interpretation. There is no doubt about his virtuoso abilities topped with a degree of musicianship that was magnific and complete.”  — Diario Popular, Brazil 

“My Miyazawa gives me a full, rich and flexible tone even in extreme dynamic ranges. The platinum riser offers a quick and focused response, which combined with a fast mechanism make a terrific instrument. I love my Miyazawa!”  — Tadeu Coelho


Tadeu Coelho has been a Resident Artist and Professor of Flute at the North Carolina School of the Arts since the fall of 2002. He frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician and master clinician throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Dr. Coelho previously served as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Iowa from 1997-2002, as Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of New Mexico from 1992-1997 and as Visiting Professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia. He has performed as First Solo Flutist of the Santa Fe Symphony, Hofer Symphoniker in Germany and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy, among others, as well as guest appearances with the Boston Symphony.

An avid proponent of new music and music of the Americas, Tadeu Coelho has commissioned, performed and recorded works by notable composers. His solo CDs include: 18th Century Flute Sonatas, Life Drawing (works for solo flute), Rompe! (chamber music from Mexico), Miyazawa Flutists of the World, and Flute Music from Brazil. 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. He has published the complete works of Pattápio Silva and other pieces for solo flute as well as collections of daily exercises with accompanying CDs.

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 Keith Underwood, Thomas Nyfenger, Andrew Lolya and Arthur Ephross. He gave his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April of 1992. In his native Brazil, Dr. Coelho studied with Spartacco Rossi, João Dias Carrasqueira and Jean Noel Sagaard.



Tadeu Coelho

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