Alexandre Razera
The Brazilian violist Alexandre Razera took his first music lessons with Celisa Amaral Frias in his home town of Piracicaba near Sao Paulo. He continued his studies with Elisa Fukuda and Marcelo Jaffé at the Universidade de São Paulo. His wish for further education and interest in European musical tradition brought him to Berlin, where he first studied with Prof Wilfried Strehle at the Karajan Akademie of the Berlin Philharmonics and later continued at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof Ulrich Knörzer. During the course of his studies he received a number of awards both as a soloist as well as member of chamber ensembles. At the time, he collaborated with several Berlin Orchestras, among others the Berlin Philharmonics.

After a few years in Berlin he returned to Brazil, where he worked as a solo violist with the leading Brazilian orchestra Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo. However, his interest in the music movements on the old continent led him back to Europe. He currently lives and works as a solo violist in the Symphonic Orchestra RTV Slovenia, while also collaborating with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.