Clea Galhano, recorder


Galhano *


Brazilian recorder player Cléa Galhano is an internationally renowned and critically acclaimed performer of early, contemporary and Brazilian music. She has performed in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe as a chamber musician, collaborating with recorder player Marion Verbruggen, Jacques Ogg, Belladonna, Lanzelotte/Galhano Duo and Kingsbery Ensemble. As a featured soloist, Galhano has collaborated with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Musical Offering, Milwaukee Baroque and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra under directors Christopher Hogwood, Emmanuele Haim and Harry Bicket.

Among many renowned music festivals, Ms. Galhano has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Tage Alter Music Festival in Germany, Saint-Savin Early Music Festival and at Wigmore Hall in London, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall in New York, and Palazzo Santa Croce in Rome, always receiving acclaimed reviews. Ms. Galhano was featured in 2006 in the Second International Recorder Congress in Leiden, Holland in 2007, and 2013 at the International Recorder Conference in Montréal, and in 2012 at the ARS International Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Galhano studied in Brazil at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, the Royal Conservatory (The Hague), and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, earning a LASPAU, a Fulbright Scholarship and support from the Dutch government. As an advocate of recorder music and educational initiatives, she served for six years on the National Board of the American Recorder Society, and is the Music Director of the Recorder Orchestra of the Midwest. Ms. Galhano recently received the prestigious 2013 McKnight Fellowship Award, MSAB Cultural collaborative and MSAB Arts Initiative.

Currently, she is the Executive Artistic Director of The St. Paul Conservatory of Music and a faculty member at Macalester College. Ms. Galhano has eight recordings available on the Dorian, Ten Thousand Lakes and Eldorado labels, and she has been awarded with the National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota.(   

*Cléa Galhano will be on faculty week 1 of the 2024 Amherst Early Music Festival.