Brazil Strings volunteer Vanessa Rodrigues gives week-long viola workshop at Orquestrando A Vida in Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil Sept 18-22, 2017
Student Laiza receives one of our violins at the Orquestrando a Vida project in Campos dos Goytacazes, May 2017
Big thank-you to D’Addario Canada for the donation of strings! Our volunteer Sarah brought them to the deserving young students at the FUNFEC project in Luis Gomes.
Canadian Harpist Gianetta Baril with student and newly donated harp; Niteroi, RJ, Brazil, 2017
Bulgarian violinist Nikolay Sapoundjiev giving a masterclass to Rocinha violin students
Brazil Strings founder Vanessa Rodrigues presenting her pedagogical work at the ISME 2014 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Rocinha Music School String Quartet gets ready to perform at the Canadian Consulate – July 1, 2015
Canadian harpist Gianetta Baril teaching a young student in Rio de Janeiro.
To celebrate 20 years of the Escola de Música da Rocinha, we had an exciting week of 20 performances, lectures and other events!
Here is the string section from the EMR Chamber Orchestra performing Samba da Bênção (Vinicius de Moraes & Baden Powell)
EMR string quartet performing an adaptation of Autumn from Antonio Vivaldi’s 4 seasons: