B i o g r a p h y
Born in 1975 in Osasco (São Paulo - Brazil), Alexandre Silvério is one of the few bassoonists in the world who plays both Classical and Jazz. He is the principal bassoonist of the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (called in Brazil as OSESP), but also a very committed jazz bassoonist.
Influenced by his father, Alexandre started to learn music by taking piano lessons at the age of 6. At the age of 15, after listening to a Michala Petri's long-play, the bassoon became Alexandre's favorite instrument. The long-play featured the bassoon master Klaus Thunemann, who would become Alexandre's biggest inspiration.
Alexandre started to take bassoon lessoons at the age of 15 with Gustav Busch, and then with Francisco Formiga. Alexandre played in several important ensembles in Brazil, such as the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, the São Paulo State Wind Band, and many others.
At the age of 20, Alexandre randomly bought the famous Charlie Parker's Omnibook, just so he could practice a different etude book other than the ones for bassoon. He had discovered a new passion: jazz. Shortly after that, he started to study jazz as well as take improvisation lessons with maestro Roberto Sion, and later on with saxophonist Hudson Nogueira.
In 1997, at the age of 22, he won an audition to be part of one of the most important orchestras in South America: São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra.
In 1999, Alexandre was awarded with a scholarship from the Vitae Institute to study at the "Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin," with his hero, inspiration, and bassoon legend Klaus Thunemann.
In 2002, he was accepted into the Berlin Philharmonic Academy (Karajan Akademie), where he had the opportunity to study with Markus Weidmann, Marion Reinhardt, and Stefan Schweigert.
In Berlin, he played with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, where he also had the opportunity to work with some of the best musicians and conductors of our days.
In addition to playing with OSESP, Alexandre teaches at the prestigious "Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo" (Municipal School of Music), is part of OSESP BASSOONS, OSESP WOODWIND QUINTET, and is part of a jazz group named after himself.
His discography includes BACHIANAS BRASILEIRAS N.6 (BIS 2007), "Mágoas de Fagote" (CD BABY,2008), and "Entre Mundos - Alexandre Silvério Quinteto" (Alexandre Silvério, 2015)
Since 2018 Alexandre is a "Püchner Artist" and plays with the Model Superior Bassoon.