Guilherme Schroeter - Composer  

GUILHERME SCHROETER Bio by Ana Maria Suazo and Andrew Singer (CEO of World Class Orchestra) Resident Composer for World Class Orchestra Gulherme Schroeter was born May 16, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from a traditional family of Musicians. His Mother, a Pianist, his Father, a Violinist, his Brother, a Violinist and his Aunt, Olga Maria Schroeter, a famous Opera Singer. Guilherme began his studies at seven years of age with his Mother in 1967. Guilherme's Mother, by her devotion to Music and the Piano inspired Guilherme to begin practicing the Piano and also to create his first Compositions. At 7, Guilherme was able to give brief Performances, and 4 years later in 1971 at the age of 11, his first Composition was Performed. The Composition is a Celebration for Christmas, Composed of a trio of Musicians. Guilherme Performed on the Piano, Flute and Violin, his Brother (Harry Oscar Schroeter) also Performed with the Violin and his Sister (Eveline Schroeter � former Miss Brazil 1980) Played the Flute. Guilherme had his eyes fixed on being a Composer at that young age of 7 and has not looked back. At 12 years old, Guilherme Performed the Famous Chopin Ballade Op.23 no.1 (G minor) and the Russian Pianist Sergei Dorensky was very impressed by his talent. Sergei Dorensky was trained under Grigory Ginsburg at the Moscow Conservatory, becoming a Professor of the Conservatory from 1978-1997. In 1989, Sergei was named the People's Artist of Russia, received the Order of Friendship in 1997. He is the Russian Fryderyk Chopin and Sergy Rachmaninov Societies' Vice President. Guilherme achieved his first Classical Music Award when he was 16 years old in 1976 (Brazilia, Brazil) in the Villa Lobos National Chamber Competition, when he received the Title of the BEST PERFORMER OF VILLA LOBOS. Between 1975 and 1987, Guilherme travelled all over Brazil doing Recitals and Competitions with his Brother, the Virtuoso and Award Winning Brazilian Violinist Harry Oscar Schroeter. Between 1971 and 1980 Guilherme studied with the Famous Musician Larry Fountain, Mr. Fountain studied in the renowned Manhattan School of Music from 1957-1963. Larry Fountain took lessons with Mr. Robert Goldsand in the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Goldsand studied with Moritz (Moriz) Rosenthal, known to be the MOST FAMOUS PUPIL OF LIZST. Rosenthal also took lessons with Karl Mikuli (Chopin's Editor and a Student of Chopin) that gave him the correct way to do the Chopin's Melodic "legato". Guilherme earned his Graduate Degree (Field: Piano) in 1988 at the Saint Mary University of Music in Brazil, 3 years later he travelled to Germany to complete his Piano studies and then he did 3 Master Classes wih the Renowned and Internationally Acclaimed Pianists Jorg Demus, Peter Rosel and Czeslaw Kscinsky. In 1979 at 19 years of age, Guilherme Performed with his Brother Harry Oscar Schroeter, the difficult Cesar Frank Violin and Piano Sonata, at the Famous Cecilia Meirelles Hall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1985, Guilherme as a Soloist received a prominent Award and Performed twice within a 48 hour period the Chopin E minor Piano Concerto (Op.11) with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra. Also, in 1985 the Composer made it to the half-finals between seven of the best Pianists in the International Piano Competition IV in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2001 the Composer travelled to Seattle, Washington, giving Concerts and promoting his Compositions in the Unites States. During his stay in Seattle he performed his acclaimed 29 Preludes Op.1, with great sucess to a wide audience that UNDERSTOOD HIS MUSIC and enjoyed Guilheme's creative ability. Guilherme has Composed over 200 Classical Works including 5 Piano Concertos and Piano Music using the Most Famous Forms; Concerto, Sonata, Fantasy, Suite, Prelude, Fugue, Rhapsody, Scherzo, Theme and Variations, Impromptu, Ballad, Nocturne, Etude, as well as Innovative Forms created by him like "Poetic preludes"and his own "Rhapsodies" . He Composes his Masterworks with POETIC PRELUDES that cover the spectrum of emotion in the footsteps of the Masters that came before him like Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninov and his body of work which covers 50 themes for film, 120 pop songs and almost 400 works in total is one of the largest collections, if not the largest collection of NEW MUSIC in the world. He has drawn acclaim from his peers from every corner of the globe and those Artists that have Performed and Recorded his work have drawn International Acclaim for their efforts in bringing New Music in to the world. This is a massive worldwide undertaking of Musicians and Vocalists covering every facet of Music and the Composer has no bounds in creativity. Guilherme received his first Composition award in 1984 at a Sao Paulo contest wth his SONATINA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO OP.2 No.1 (C Major), Performed with his Brother, Harry Oscar Schroeter on Violin. Mr Schroeters' works are Recorded/Awarded by ERMmedia (Piano concerto 3 and 4) by the KIEV PHILHARMONIC (Wistin/Tavanets). His lieder for Singer and Orchestra "ON THE EVE OF SADNESS" wIll be released by Ermedia soon. Recorded by the Milllenium Symphony, as well his pop song COME BACK TO ME is part of this soon to released collection. World Class Orchestra will follow this up prior to being released. Guilherme was invited by Parma Recordngs in the Boston area to Record his Piano Concerto Op.215 No.5 (Eb Major) with the Moravian Philharmonic. The Pianist was Vacla Macha, one of the best of Czech Republic, and the Conductor is the Renowned Maestro Vit Micka (Composer, Conductor, Teacher and Pianist) Some Critics: "Guilherme Schroeter displays a pianistic and compositional talent that meets and carries forward the work of the great artists of the Romantic era. His work is fresh and new but simultaneously full of history in each and every bar, and the craftsmanship displayed in his scores is certainly the work of a master of his instrument.� PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord Guilherme Schroeter has a unique voice, and his piano concertos (no.3 and 4) are really composed by a true pianist Ermmedia Recordings Robert Ian Winstin CEO "....Internet is an ocean, and in every ocean there are islands. Here is one, amazing, moving, disquieting. Please, listen and meditate this music. Ask yourself, then, where does it come from, where is the source of this Art; because if you think that the simple academic exercise will bring your capacity to this goal, that the simple act to "glue" toghether fragments of the immensely rich musical tradition of the late romantic composers will be enough, then I would rather convince myself to spend all my energies in rebuilding such Academy. But I believe this music being inspiration and passion, in the framework of profound musical knowledge, given by a strange mistake of the Gods, to the wrong world in the wrong time..." Claudio Ronco, Cellist and Composer from italy A gentle and moving piece by the Maestro, Guilherme Schroeter. What good fortune it is too hear such a splendid piece of music. What is it about this delicate piece which makes it seem so simple yet so refined? Mr. Schroeter begins with a simple entry, but note how each instrument is introduced: a dramatic effect as the balance of the ensemble falls into perfect order. The opening phrase begins in the flute and finishes it in the clarinet, almost as if one is finishing the sentence of the other. Here is a fluid melody being shared between voices. And note the single note in bar 6, the hollow sonority of the clarinet as it gives the piece its first breath, before speaking again -- rising and falling carefree and sublime for a full 16 bars, before it is punctuated softly in bar 17. The transition which follows reveals but a glimpse of Schroeter's advanced conceptual abilities. The melody is then extended and developed amid delightful harmonic movement. Through this piece we can appreciate genius without being required to understand genius. Review from Kent Moore of Kalmor Publications, 2005 MUSIC HAS NO BOUNDS FOR COMPOSER GUILHERME SCHROETER Guilherme has also completed projects in other areas of Music beyond his accomplishments in the Classical Music field. In the field of Jazz, Scores organized in Classical forms, like Sonata, Fantasy and other Classical forms are also part of his repertoire Guilherme has drawn Worldwide Acclaim for his Comtemporary Music, called " MUSICA" for diverse instruments - where he has devised innovative ways to experience new sounds. Mr. Schroeter also works in the Pop Scenario which has drawn in the most superb Vocalists in the World. Guilhermes' efforts since 2005, have received Honors with his songwriting - the song HEAVEN ON EARTH: (lyrics by OLATUNJI TALABI) is an example of the collaborative efforts of the Composer, Musicians and Vocalist. This is an extraordinary work of Music and the Accolades that have been bestowed upon it and those that have made it a Contemporary Classic are to be commended. We welcome all of the fans of Guilherme Schroeter to enjoy the works contained on this site and on the web. GUILHERME SCHROETER AWARD WINNING COMPOSER AND PIANIST: POP AWARDS - Hollywood Music Awards nomination - Los Angeles Music Awards nomination - Les Vignes D'or Songwriiting contest (France) - Second Prize at Peace Foundation (New York) ...and others Guilherme has worked closely with the Lyrical Composer ROBERTA ANNYCS (Chicago, IL) and collaborated with her on 70 songs. Mr. Schroeter is actually visiting LOS ANGELES from Brazil to promote his works in California and the USA and is actively Performing his Music in many venues throughout the Los Angeles area. World Class Orchestra is honored to have a relationship with Composer Extraordinaire, Guilherme Schroeter. Beyond his genius as a Composer and Pianist, he is a man of compassion and integrity.

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