Brazilian recorder player Clea Galhano is an International renowned performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. Galhano has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe as a chamber musician, collaborating with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, Belladonna, Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo, Galhano/Montgomery Duo, Kingsbery Ensemble, and Blue Baroque Band. As a featured soloist, G alhano has worked with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan and Emmanuelle Haim, New World Symphony, Musical Offering and Lyra Baroque Orchestra.
Among other important music festivals, Ms. Galhano has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Tage Alter Music Festival in Germany and at Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie/Weill and Merkin Hall in New York and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome, always receiving acclaimed reviews. Ms. Galhano was featured in 2006 in the Second International Recorder Congress in Leiden, Holland and in 2007 at the International Recorder Conference in Montreal. She gave her Weill Hall/ Carnegie Hall debut on May 2010 receiving great reviews. Ms. Galhano will be featured in the ARS International Recorder Conference on July 2012, Portland, Oregon.
Galhano studied in Brazil at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a LASPAU, Fulbright scholarship and support from the Dutch government. As an advocate of recorder music and educational initiatives, she served for six years on the national board of the American Recorder Society and was featured many years as teacher and soloist at Suzuki and AOSA conferences.
A popular teacher and ensemble director, Galhano regularly conducts workshops across the United States, Europe and Brazil. Currently, Galhano is the Executive Artistic Director of the St. Paul Conservatory of Music and she is on the faculty of Macalester College. Ms. Galhano has recordings available on Dorian, Ten Thousand Lakes and Eldorado labels, was artist-in-residence at the prestigious Schubert Club in St. Paul, Minnesota for ten years and is the Music Director of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest.