Symphonic Choir Conductor

Manfredo Schmiedt

Manfredo Schmiedt holds a Master in Music degree for Conducting through the University of Georgia, USA, and an undergraduate degree in the same area through the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS. His courses in conducting have led him to study in German, Holland, Argentina, United States of America and Brazil.

He has studied under renowned maestros, including Eleazar de Carvalho, Roberto Duarte, Ernani Aguiar, Arlindo Teixeira, Hans van Homberg, Helmut Rilling, Jean Fournet, Mark Cedel, Melinda O’Neal and Yoel Levi.

In virtue of his illustrious academic performance, he has earned two important distinctions in the United States: Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and the Director’s Excellence Award. He was the guest conductor at the High School workshop promoted by the University of Georgia.

He twice earned first place in the Young Conductors Contest organized by Ospa. Highlights of his experience as a choir conductor include his work with the Ospa Symphonic Choir, the 25 de Julho de Porto Alegre Choir and the Ars Vocalis Chamber Choir.

For two years, he acted as assistant conductor for the University of Georgia Symphonic Orchestra, in the USA, while spending four years as assistant to maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky at Ospa.

As a guest conductor he has acted at the head of the following orchestras: SODRE Symphonic, the Mendoza Philharmonic, the Provincial de Rosário Symphonic, the Universidade Nacional de San Juan Symphonic, Petrobrás Symphonic, the USP Orchestra, the São Caetano do Sul Philharmonic, the Campinas Municipal Symphonic, the Espírito Santo Philharmonic, the Ulbra Chamber Orchestra, the São Pedro Theater Chamber Orchestra, SESI-Fundarte Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Radio and Television Symphonic and the Albany Symphonic.

Manfredo Schmiedt is currently the principal conductor and artistic director of the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) Symphonic Orchestra and the Ospa Symphonic Choir.