Marlos Nobre (Marlos Nobre de Almeida)
BiographyRecife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Marlos Nobre de Almeida was born in Recife, the Pernambuco state capital, on February 18, 1939. When he was 5 years old, he started to learn music in Recife city, at the Conservatório Pernambucano de Música. In 1955 Marlos Nobre got his Piano degree. In 1956 he went to the Instituto Ernâni Braga do Recife, an important Music Institute, where he studied until 1959. In Rio de Janeiro Noble Marlos studied with H. J. Koellreutter and Mozart Camargo Guarnieri at the São Paulo Conservatory (1961 - 62). Read more... Torcuato di Tella with the professors Alberto Ginastera, Olivier Messiaen, Aaron Copland, Luigi Dallapiccola and Bruno Maderna. Marlos Nobre took a course in electronic music with Ussachevsky at Columbia University (1969); was music director of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (1971-76); then was president of the National Music Institute of the National Foundation of the Arts (1976-79). Between 1985 and 1987 he was president of the International Advice of Music of UNESCO, in Paris, starting to direct the Fundação Cultural de Brasília in 1988. He directed the Cultural Foundation of the Federal District from 1986 to 1990. He was the first Brazilian conductor to conduct the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra of London, in 1990.