The biggest event of Classical Music in America Latina, the Winter Festival in Campos do Jordão reunites big names of the style through presentations, masterclasses and instruments individual classes..
The first concert happened in July 24th 1970, in the Noble Salon of the Palácio Boa Vista, with a recital by the pianist Magdalena Tagliaferro, being nominated to Primeiros Concertos de Inverno in Campos do Jordão, an idea by Luis Arrobas Martins and coordination by the master Camargo Guarnieri.
But it was in 1973, under the position of director of the Winter Festival, that the master Eleazar de Carvalho implanted pedagogical workshops, where the musicians could have contact with big instrumentalists; meetings that happen, until today, every year.
The model the master based on was the Tanglewood Festival (USA) that aims for, besides the concert, the professionalization of new talents in music; today, besides the classes and masterclasses, and the young instrumentalists can also perform in the Orquestra Acadêmica, closing up editions, obtaining even prizes like the Carlos Gomes and the Tim Musical Festival.
This professional improvement from the musicians have full time contact with names connected to brazilian institutions like Tom Jobim – EMESP, OSESP, USP, UFMG, UFRN, UFRJ and UniRio, among others, and other international institutions of reference like Conservatório de Paris, Escola Superior de Música de Colônia, Filarmônica de Viena, Filarmônica de Berlim, Conservatório Real de Amsterdã, Royal College of Music de Haia, Universidade de Massachussets, among others. Besides competing for awards like the traditional Eleazar de Carvalho for the best colleger in the Festival, the new Award Ayrton Pinto will honor the four best colleger in the group of instruments and the competition Camargo Guarnieri, the most highlighted colleger in competition.
Nowadays, the International Winter Festival is completely free for the Culture State Secretary of São Paulo, that through partnerships with public and private initiatives that offer all highlights and shine they have been creating every edition.
Another highlight is that in the last editions, the festival always brings a theme that beacon the works in concerts, having among the other hemes: France Year in Brazil (2009), Music and Literature (2008), Women (2007), Mozart (2006) and Music from the Americas (2005).
The main stage to this event is the auditorium Cláudio Santoro, built between 1975-1979, was projected to receive big attractions of the festival, that still counts on the concerts in the Chapel São Pedro (Palácio Boa Vista), Churches São Benedito, Santa Terezinha and Concha Acústica in Praça do Capivari.
Among the names that have already marked history in the program are Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP), Orquestra Sinfônica de Brasília, the compositors Marlos Nobre, Almeida Prado, Edino Krieger, João Guilherme Ripper, Jocy de Oliveira; the pianists Magdalena Tagliaferro, Guiomar Novaes, Nelson Freire, Cristina Ortiz, Jean-Louis Steuerman, Linda Bustani, Fanny Solter; os violoncelistas Mstislav Rostropovich e Antônio Meneses; the violinists Turíbio Santos e Yamandu Costa; the singers Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Paulo Szot, Fernando Portari, Gun-Brit Barkmin, Rosana Lamosa, Celine Imbert; os flutists Pierre-Yves Artaud, Davide Formisano, the regent Kurt Masur, the violinists Glenn Dicterow, Nathan Schwartzman, Boris Belkin, Cláudio Cruz, o Trio Beaux-Arts, Quinteto de Metais da Filarmônica de Nova York, Quinteto de Sopros da Filarmônica de Berlim, Quarteto Borodin, among so many others.
The full program of the International Winter Festival in Campos do Jordão is, normally, announced in Palácio dos Bandeirantes, by the Governor.
Address: Av. Dr. Luís Arrobas Martins 1.880 – Alto da Boa Vista
Phone: +55(12) 3662 2334