Born in São Paulo, Brazil, composer Diogo Carvalho writes engaging concert music that communicates to contemporary audiences. Carvalho’s style was inspired by his electroacoustic music experience, Brazilian music background, and jazz. Carvalho has worked with the Unheard-of\\Ensemble, Bold City Contemporary Ensemble, Irvine Arditti, Boston String Quartet, Laurent Estoppey, Jeremy Huw Williams, Fonema Consort, Philipp Gerschlauer, Orquestra Jovem Tom Jobim, Hermeto Paschoal, Ulisses Rocha, César Camargo Mariano, and many others.
Notable honors include an Honorable Mention at the Juried Arts Exhibition for the University of Florida College of the Arts, a Certificate of Recognition for Advocacy in the Arts from the Florida Higher Education Arts Network, and a College Music Society’s David Kushner Student Paper Award. His album “Impressionism – Acoustic Guitar Solo”, was praised as “highly recommended” by the Classical Guitar Magazine. Carvalho was the Composer-in-Residence at the Harn Museum of Art for the 2018-2019 year.
An active scholar, Carvalho presented his current research on Steve Reich and narratives of identity at musicology conferences in Europe, Asia, and in the US. As a guitarist, Carvalho has presented his work in four continents and recorded three albums.
Carvalho serves the international composer’s community as the Director of the Composers Forum at the Vienna Summer Music Festival and the Artistic Director for the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival and the Sofia Symphonic Summit. Furthermore, with a strong knowledge of both organizational behavior and arts administration, Carvalho has been responsible for the facilitation of over $200,000 for student arts programs in the state of Florida, which brought in over 120 visiting guest artists for art, music, and dance programs.
Active as a music educator, Carvalho is currently Assistant Professor at Marywood University’s Music, Theatre, and Dance Department. Carvalho’s experience educator includes a four-year appointment at the Municipal School of São Paulo and several courses taught at the University of Florida, including community outreach and upper-division classes. Carvalho earned a PhD in Composition at the University of Florida and his Masters and Bachelor of Music at the University of São Paulo.