CARLA RUARO

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From Porto Alegre, south Brazil, Carla is a pianist, researcher and educator dedicated to contemporary music, Carla is currently a member of the research team of CESEM, Center for Sociology and Musical Aesthetics Studies in Lisbon in the field of contemporary music. PhD student in the Musical Arts program at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Musica de Lisboa. Carla holds a Bachelor's degree in Music with an emphasis in piano from UFRGS Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2002), Master's Degree in Music Performance & Related Studies - Goldsmiths University of London (2010). She was executive director of the social organization Amazonart UK, where she developed social, cultural and educational projects in England and Brazil. Between 2006 and 2012 Carla worked for the British scheme Live Music Now in London, a cultural institution founded by Yehudi Menuhin where she gave workshops and concerts of Brazilian music throughout England, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates together with the trio Brazilian Ensemble. In 2012, she won the Funarte Prize with the project "Multiplying Brazilian Music in the Amazon", where she began the plans to bring the piano to the riverside communities of the Amazon. In 2017 she carried out her first project Raízes - Um Piano na Amazônia. 
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