Artistic director



Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Rodrigo Calveyra played flute, oboe, violin and piano as a part of his fundamental musical education. Already at a young age he won numerous international recorder competitions in Brazil. At 14 he played as a soloist with Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra´s Chamber Orchestra. In 1991 he received a scholarship from the VITAE foundation for studying recorder and chamber music in Buenos Aires for six months. Between 1988 and 1996 he regularly participated in early music festivals in Brazil and Europe.


In 1996 he continued his studies with Conrad Steinmann at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis from where he graduated with a master degree in recorder in 2000. Simultaneously with his studies in Switzerland he specialized in recorder and medieval music at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano with Pedro Memelsdorff. In 2012 he graduated with a master degree in cornetto from the Hochschule für Musik of Trossingen. 


Rodrigo Calveyra played as a soloist with orchestras in Brazil, Switzerland, Italy and Argentina and worked with conductors such as Pablo Herreras Casado, Alessandro di Marchi, Martin Gester, Benoit Haller, Thomas Hengelbrock, etc. He played in the most prestigious early music festivals in Europe and South America, like Ambronay, Antwerp, Utrecht, Herne, Munich, Chaise Dieu, Wallonie, and in the most important concerts halls in Europe like Champs Elysés, Opéra Comique, Opera Garnier, Chatelet in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Arsenal in Metz, Chateau in Versailles, Bozar in Brussels, etc.


He is a regular member of the Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, directed by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, the current early music ensemble of the Opéra Garnier in Paris. He recorded for Hamonia Mundi France, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Ambronay Editions, Ricercar, Calliope, France Musique, Radio France, Bayerische Rundfunk, etc.


He is the artistic leader of the Vilnius based international early music ensemble Canto Fiorito, presenting concerts and educational projects in Vilnius and other cities in Lithuania since 2012. He is also the leader of the Brazilian based ensemble Instrumentarium, with which he played more than 150 concerts in South America and Europe together with musicians like Victor Torres and Manfredo Kraemer. In the ensemble Altro Canto with Maria Cristina Kiehr he is preparing his first solo CD as a recorder player.


As a teacher he was invited to give recorder and chamber music lessons in Argentina at the Pro-Musica Conservatory in Rosario, the Center of Early Music in Buenos Aires and the Festival of Baroque Music in Cordoba and in Brazil during the Recife Early Music Festival. He was as well the recorder teacher in the early music academy of the Ambronay Festival in France. He gives lectures about early music performance in Brazil, Argentina, France and Lithuania.


He prepares his PhD in Musicology in the University of Sorbonne – Paris IV about the diminutions of Silvestro Ganassi.


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