Composed by 60 musicians, BFRJ brought, since its foundation in 2010, quality music to all the levels of society, having peformed in several cultural spaces and important cultural events of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The wind orchestra Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic Band - BFRJ is a non-profit cultural association whose main objective is to perform music for woodwinds and percussion at its highest level.

Since its foundation, in 2010, the orchestra performs quality music to all society levels and appears in various cultural spaces and important events in the cultural scene of the State of Rio de Janeiro, such as: Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Cecilia Meireles Room, Oi Casa Grande Theater, João Caetano Theater, Imperator - João Nogueira Cultural Center, Niterói Municipal Theater, Rui Barbosa House, Manguinhos Park Library, Villa-Lobos Festival, Rio Cello Encounter, Rio is Sax Festival and Candelária Project, among others.

Several national and international artists of different artistic manifestations have appeared together with the BFRJ such as: João Donato (piano), Nivaldo Ornelas (saxophone), Mauro Senise (saxophone), Jacques Mauger (trombone - France), Friedrich Kleinhapl (violoncello - Austria) Quinteto Rubato (Spain), Daniel Guedes (violin), Moringa Water Group, Márcio Gomes (singer), Clarice Niskier (actress) and Carlinhos de Jesus (dancer).

 The orchestra orders and performs world and national premieres of original works for wind orchestra encouraging composers, in Brazil and abroad, to expand the repertoire for this instrumental formation.

The artistic direction and conducting of the Rio de Janeiro Philharmonic Band are in charge of Maestro Antonio Seixas.

COMPOSITION

Artistic Director and Regent

Assistent Regent

Flutes

 

Maria Alice Massoca

Marcelo Mello​

Cassio Vieira (Piccolo)

 

 
Oboe

Leandro Finotti

Thiago Duarte

 

 

Clarinets

 

Antônio Carlos Corrêa​

Eneas Santos​

Gabriel Eleutério

João Gabriel ​

José Adriano​

José Luiz Guimarães​

Marcelo Vieira​

Vitor Nicácio​

Weslley Guedes​

Yuri Lima

 

 

High Clarinets

 

José Adriano 

 

 
Clarinets Bass

Marcelo Vieira

Clarinets Contrabass
José Adriano

Fagotes

 

Elis Merlim

High Saxophone

 

Marco Túlio (Sax Soprano)​

Jesse Alves

Wagner de Azevedo

 

 

Tenor Saxophone

 

Thiago Martins

Carlos Soares

Baritone Saxophone

 

Maycon França

 

 
Tube
 

Alessandro Jeremias

Gleidson Henrique

Leandro Reis

Sávio Faber

 
Trompets

 

Anderson Medeiros

Gabriel Ferraz

Gessé de Souza

Juan Varela

Juliana Rodrigues

Trombones
 

André Câmara 

Wanderson Cunha

Hélio Rodrigues - Trombone Baixo

Euphoniuns

Guilherme Santana

Peterson Maxwell

Juan Faitanin

Tuba
 

Carlos Vega

Emerson Filho

Percussion
 

Caio Augusto Silva (Tímpanos)​

Anderson Clayton​

Clarice Maciel​

Leonardo Pagani​

Geiza Caldas

Márcio Gomes​

Thiago Oliveira​

Contrabass
Roni Carvalho
Piano

 

Eduardo Henrique

Harp

 

Marco Antônio Monteiro

Board of Directors
 

President – Antonio Seixas

Vice-President – José Rua

1º Secretary – Marco Túlio de Paula Pinto

2º Secretary – Cássio Vieira

1º Treasurer – José Vieira Filho

2º Treasurer – Leonardo Pagani

 

Supervisory Board
 

President - Ricardo Bessa Magalhães França

Vice-President - Mateus Falkemback

Secretary – Liana Magalhães

Substitute – Jair Cesário Costa