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Brisa de Paula

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon
Tel: 513-556-3442

Brisa de Paula currently serves as Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at CCM. She recently completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance with an emphasis in musicology from CCM, where she previously obtained a Masters Degree in Bassoon Performance. Brisa also holds an Artist Diploma from the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken, Germany.

Brisa has substantial backgrounds in orchestral performance and chamber music. She has performed in Europe regularly as second bassoonist and contrabassoonist with orchestras such as Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala, Rundfunksinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken/ Kaiserslautern, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Bremer Philharmoniker, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Philharmonie Südwestfalen and Münchner Bach Orchester. In Brazil she was the contrabassoonist and second bassoonist with Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. She has also performed as guest bassoonist with Brazilian orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto, Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade de São Paulo, and Camerata Aberta. In 2012 she was invited to be a member of the Zermatt Festival-Chamber Music and Academy with the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker in Zermatt, Switzerland.

Her principal teachers include William Winstead, Gernot Friedrich, Marc Engelhardt, and Daniel Matsukawa. Her musical training also includes masterclasses with Klaus Thunemann, Georg Klütsch, Helman Jung, Christopher Millard, Per Hannevold and Frank Morelli. Brisa performs regularly with pianist Warren T. Goodman. Their live performances are available on YouTube.