Thiago Ancelmo, clarinet

Clarinetist Thiago Ancelmo has an active career as chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. Awarded in more than ten competitions, including the prestigious “New Talents of Brazilian Music”, he has performed in eleven countries in Europe, South America, and North America. An enthusiastic of the music of our time, Thiago has performed music by living composers from an eclectic group of people, collaborating with distinguished performers and composers, such as: Heinz Holliger, Jack Quartet, Nina Shekhar, and others. He is a founding member of Khemia Ensemble. Khemia has embarked on national and international tours, performed at music festivals, and held residencies at important universities across the US and is recording their second album.

Teaching has a central role in Thiago’s career. Currently, he is the instructor of clarinet at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Additionally, he has taught at the University of Iowa and University of Dubuque. He is constantly invited to teach at music festivals, present lectures, and masterclasses at distinguished institutions in Brazil, Colombia, USA and Canada. A strong believer in the social power of music, Thiago regularly brings music to his community, performing in Hospitals, Public Schools, Libraries and Nursing Homes. Additionally, he has performed in twenty states in the US. Furthermore, Thiago has played in professional orchestras in Brazil, Switzerland and US, performing in world famous concert halls such as Tonhalle of Zurich, Detroit Symphony Hall, Sala Sao Paulo.

A recipient of the prestigious Iowa Performance Fellowship granted by the University of Iowa, Thiago is a DMA candidate in Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy at the UI. He received a MA with high distinction from the Hochschule fur Music der Stadt Basel in Switzerland, where he was awarded with the “Ruth und Hans Rapp Scholarship”, granted by the Rapp Foundation.

More information can be found at his website.

Khemia Ensemble