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Carlos Cordeiro


Portuguese clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro is stalwart in creating and broadcasting new music, collaborating with composers and different disciplines, improvising, studying and performing on each of the instruments of the clarinet family. Working with Joan Tower, Carlos recorded for KUHF (Houston, TX) and as a soloist he has previously recorded for RDP (Portugal).

As an orchestral and ensemble player, Carlos Cordeiro has toured Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Russia and the United States and played as part of groups such as Reflex Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, DaCamera Young Artists in Houston, Texas, Tactus Ensemble in New York and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Switzerland. He has also performed with Orquestra Sinfonietta ESMAE and the Shepherd School of Music Chamber and Symphony Orchestras as well as the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Jazz Orchestra.The conductors and coaches he’s worked with include Pierre Boulez, Antonio Saiote, Andrew Cyr, Magnus Lindberg, Chen Halevi, Anssi Karttunen, Alain Damiens, Phillipe Couper, Larry Combs, Ernesto Molinari and Marcus Weiss, among others. Carlos is a freelancer based in New York City, equally as a soloist and chamber musician and a member of loadbang and mise-en ensemble. He holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music, a Master’s Degree from Rice University and a Bachelor’s Degree from ESMAE (Portugal).