Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1964

Curitiba, Brazil, in 1968

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis performed at the closing concert of the International Music Festival of Curitiba in1975, led by Roberto Schnorrenberg.

Lido Guarnieri, oboe teacher at the Curitiba Festival and one of the founders of the "El Sistema" program in Venezuela. "At the age of 9, I was intrigued by what I saw in that musician. I could not understand how such a large sound came out of such a small air opening. This is when I decided to play the oboe"

The Our Lady of Merces Institute" offered beginning music lessons in recorder. 

Oboe lessons began at the Paraná School of Music and Fine Arts. João Ramalho was the oboe teacher, Principal Oboe with the Symphony Orchestra of the Federal University of Parana.

Arrival of first oboe, a Puchner, ring system, automatic octaves. A brilliant instrument, well-built, strong, great sounding and low maintenance. This was a significant factor in Klein's early development.

Camerata Antiqua of Curitiba, Roberto de Regina, conductor. Circa 1979. Oboists are Fernando Thá Filho (L) and Alex Klein (R).


Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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