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Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Jorge Sarmientos has performed several recitals in concert halls in Sao Paulo. As a collaborative pianist, he participated in the production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote” at the “Fabrica de Óperas”Festival of the Sao Paulo State University-UNESP, under the direction of Maestro Abel Rocha. In December of 2017, he worked as a pianist in the world premiere of the Ópera “Tres Sombreros de Copas” of the Spanish composer Ricardo Llorca in Sao Paulo. He has also performed with soloists in recitals, auditions and recordings.
As a conductor, Mr. Sarmientos performed concerts with the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, featuring works by Haydn, Shostakovich, Dvorák, Copland, Walker, among others.
He also conducted concerts with the Santo Andre Symphony Orchestra, FIAM-FAAM Academic Orchestra, and the Sao Paulo State Academic Orchestra, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Jorge Sarmientos has a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music-CIM where he studied under the guidance of Carl Topilow, Carlos Kalmar, Emily Freeman Brown and Vinay Parameswaran.
He also has Bachelor’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Sao Paulo State University-UNESP, studying under the guidance of Abel Rocha and Lutero Rodrigues.
In October of 2017, Sarmientos won first prize at the Eleazar de Carvalho Young Soloists and Conductors Competition.
Sarmientos attended several conducting masterclasses and festivals with important names in the classical music scene like Louis Langrée, Mélisse Brunet, Andrew Grams, James Ross, Timothy Muffit, Carlos Kalmar and Kenneth Kiesler.