Edmundo HORA


Holds a doctoral degree in harpsichord from the University of Campinas (Unicamp). He has a collection of historical instruments including several harpsichords, a chamber organ, a clavichord and three fortepianos: two replicas dating 1796 and an original from the nineteenth century. Hora began specializing in harpsichord in São Paulo between 1978 and 1980.


During the period 1984 to 1993, he studied in Amsterdam (Netherlands) where he received the “Harpsichord Soloist” diploma from the Amsterdam School of the Arts and a graduate degree from the Sweelinck Conservatorium of the Stichting Hogeschool van Amsterdam having as advisors J. Ogg and A. Uittenbosch, and Gustav Leonhardt presiding over the final exam jury.


As an active scholar, Prof. Hora has been invited to lecture and conduct master classes at the following music festivals and symposia:  “Londrina Music Festival” (1984 to 1991); Curitiba “Early Music Symposia and Workshops” (1994 to 2002); “Brazilian Colonial Music” and “Early Music” Festivals of Juiz de Fora (1990 to 2002); “First Symposium of Musicology  of UNIRIO”; “I, II, III and IV International All-Keyboard Symposium of Mariana”; “I, II, and IV Latin American Symposium of Musicology of the Curitiba Cultural Foundation”; I International Festival of Latin American Music of SESC Ipiranga (1999); “XV International Music Seminars of the Federal University of Bahia” (2003); “VI International Festival of Sacred Music of Quito” (Ecuador) (2007); “III International Symposium on Cognition and Musical Arts (SINCAM—UFBA) in Bahia (2007); SINCAM IV—USP in São Paulo (2008), V SINCAM—UFG in Goiás (2009), VI SINCAM-UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro (2010) and “Early Music Encounters” in Recife/Olinda (2007-2012).


Was founder and president of the international symposium PERFORMA CLAVIS 2010 and 2012 held at the Institute of Arts of UNESP and UNICAMP respectively, supported by the São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP). Recordings include: "Terceiro Sinal”, music of baroque orchestra by Handel Edson Cordeiro (1996), "Triplo Contínuo”, Italian baroque chamber music for two cellos and harpsichord (1998); "America Portuguesa", Brazilian colonial music with the Armonico Tributo orchestra and choir (1999), "Froberger--pour passer la Melancholie" for harpsichord solo (2000) and "Estes Nossos Brasis”, fortepiano music of eighteenth and nineteenth century Brazil (2006).


Hora has performed solo with several orchestras including: the Minas Gerais Symphony, University of Campinas Orchestra, São Pedro Theater Chamber Orchestra of Porto Alegre, as well as the Orchestra of the University of São Paulo (OSUSP), the Symphonic Orchestra of the State of São Paulo (OSESP) and the "Armonico Tributo" baroque orchestra.


He is a professor of harpsichord and baroque music at the Institute of Arts of the University of Campinas (Unicamp) since 1993 and a professor of graduate studies (Masters and PhD) in harpsichord since 2004.

The Performa Clavis International biannual symposium, was idealized by Prof. Edmundo Hora, who participated in all of its editions, from 2010 to 2018. Prof. Hora was chair in the first and second editions of Performa Clavis International.

Edmundo Hora