From Sao Paulo, Brazil, Felipe Rodrigues started his piano study at the age 14. His musical education had started in 2000, when he attended the Conservatory “Dr. Carlos de Campos” in Tatui – SP (at that time, it was considered the best conservatory of Latin America). Under orientation of Zoraide Mazzulli Nunes, he received an assistantship and worked as a assistant piano teacher for beginning students and as collaborative pianist.
In 2005, Felipe was accepted at Sao Paulo State University in the piano performance program, and took piano lessons with Dr. Gloria Machado, while working in his bachelor’s degree.
After graduation, in 2008, he continued his piano studies with Dr. Andre Rangel.
Felipe earned a master’s degree in both Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Illinois State University, where he was part of Dr. Tuyen Tonnu’s studio, graduating with top grades.
Professionally, Felipe worked as collaborative pianist at Sao Paulo State University from 2012 to 2014, accompanying both the Chamber Choir and the Grand Choir. At Illinois State University, he was a graduate assistant working as collaborative pianist for ISU’s Concert Choir and also playing for voice majors/minors candidates tests, who were applying for ISU. At NUO (Opera Laboratory – a group where young singers have the experience in acting for opera productions) Felipe accompanied rehearsals of the following operas: Patience, The Sorcerer and Utopia, Limited by Gilbert and Sullivan; Moscow, Cheryomushki by D. Shostakovich; and El Hijo Fingido by Joquin Rodrigo. At Guri Santa Marcelina, a major social project in Sao Paulo city and metropolitan area, he taught courses like Music Theory, General Music for children, Choir, and also worked as collaborative pianist for voice lessons.
Felipe took part of many music festivals in Brazil and abroad, having classes with some reknowned musicians such as Gerald Robbins (USA), Richard Bishop (USA), Lorna Griffson (USA), Ludmila Lifson (Russia), Eduardo Monteiro (Brazil), Brown-Urioste-Canellakis Trio (USA), and many others, receiving very good critics.
Currently, Felipe perform in many solo and chamber music recitals.