Odair Goncalves Pontes Juniоr
Brazil, Curitiba Paraná Violin
He began his violin studies at age 8, and started having lessons at age 12 through the cultural project “Strings of Paraná”, where he started having lessons with Winston Ramalho, who is his current teacher, and Klaus Kaizer Schwerdtfeger. He participated in various music festivals such as “Oficina de Música de Curitiba”, “Violin Festpiele Brazil”, “Festival da Orquestra Jovem Allegro”, and “Winacc”. He also participated in master classes with Jannie Wei (University of Oregon), Elio Orio (Padova, Italy), Alejandro Aldana, Priscila Rato, Carmelo de Los Santos, Matthew Thorpe and Ricardo Molter. He is currently a student at the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná pursuing his musical education at Aldo Villani’s class. He is a member of the Orquestra Sinfônica de Ponta Grossa (2017-present), Orquestra Sinfônica da Embap (2017-present) e a Orquestra Filarmônica da Federal (2017), has been accepted into the Orquestra Sinfônica do Espírito Santo (2020). In 2019, he participated in the activity “Side by Side” with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.