MAESTRO GUILHERME SCHROETER
Guilherme Schroeter was born May 16, 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from a traditional family of Musicians, his Mother, a Pianist, his Father, a Violinist, his Brother, a Violinist and his Aunt, Olga Maria Schroeter, a famous Opera Singer.
Guilherme began his studies at seven years of age with his Mother in 1967. Guilherme's Mother, by her devotion to Music and the Piano inspired Guilherme to begin practicing the Piano and also to create his first Compositions. At 7, Guilherme was able to give brief Performances, and 4 years later in 1971 at the age of 11, his first Composition was performed. The Composition is a Celebration for Christmas, Composed of a trio of Musicians. Guilherme Performed on the Piano, Flute and Violin, his Brother (Harry Oscar Schroeter) also performed with the Violin and his Sister (Eveline Schroeter – former Miss Brazil 1980) Played the Flute.
Guilherme had his eyes fixed on being a Composer at that young age of 7 and has not looked back. At 12 years old, Guilherme Performed the Famous Chopin Ballade Op.23 no.1 (G minor) and the Russian Pianist Sergei Dorensky was very impressed by his talent. Sergei Dorensky was trained under Grigory Ginsburg at the Moscow Conservatory, becoming a Professor of the Conservatory from 1978-1997. In 1989, Sergei was named the People's Artist of Russia, received the Order of Friendship in 1997. He is the Russian Fryderyk Chopin and Sergy Rachmaninov Societies' Vice President. Guilherme achieved his first Classical Music Award when he was 16 years old in 1976 (Brasilia, Brazil) in the Villa Lobos National Chamber Competition, when he received the Title of the BEST PERFORMER OF VILLA LOBOS.
Between 1975 and 1987, Guilherme traveled all over Brazil doing Recitals and Competitions with his Brother, the Virtuoso and Award Winning Brazilian Violinist Harry Oscar Schroeter.
Between 1971 and 1980 Guilherme studied with the Famous Musician Larry Fountain, Mr. Fountain studied in the renowned Manhattan School of Music from 1957-1963. Larry Fountain took lessons with Mr. Robert Goldsand in the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Goldsand studied with Moritz (Moriz) Rosenthal, known to be the MOST FAMOUS PUPIL OF LIZST. Rosenthal also took lessons with Karl Mikuli (Chopin's Editor and a Student of Chopin) that gave him the correct way to do the Chopin's Melodic "legato." Dates pf bird and death: Moritz (Moriz) Rosenthal (1862-1946), 2.Karl Mikuli (1819-1897) and 3.Robert Goldsand (1911-1991)
Guilherme earned his Graduate Degree (Field: Piano) in 1988 at the Saint Mary University of Music in Brazil, 3 years later he traveled to Germany to complete his Piano studies and then he did 3 Master Classes with the Renowned and Internationally Acclaimed Pianists Jorg Demus, Peter Rosel and Czeslaw Kscinsky.
In 1979 at 19 years of age, Guilherme performed with his Brother Harry Oscar Schroeter, the difficult Cesar Frank Violin and Piano Sonata, at the Famous Cecilia Meirelles Hall in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 1985, Guilherme as a Soloist received a prominent Award and Performed twice within a 48 hour period the Chopin E minor Piano Concerto (Op.11) with the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra.
Also, in 1985 the Composer made it to the half-finals between seven of the 7 best Pianists in the IV International Piano Competition in Montevideo, Uruguay. On that competition he played Bach Prelude and Fugue (B minor), Waldstein Beethoven Sonata, Mozart K 332 Sonate (F Major), Black keys Chopin Etude, Schumman Op.22 Sonata, (G minor), Ravel`s Ondine, 3 of his Preludes Op.1 and Ballade Op.23 No.1 (G minor) from Chopin.
In 2001 the Composer traveled to Seattle, Washington, giving Concerts and promoting his Compositions in the Unites States. During his stay in Seattle he performed his acclaimed 29 Preludes Op.1, with great success to a wide audience that UNDERSTOOD HIS MUSIC and enjoyed Guilherme's creative ability.
Guilherme has Composed over 200 Classical Works including 5 Piano Concertos and Piano Music using the Most Famous Forms; Concerto, Sonata, Fantasy, Suite, Prelude, Fugue, Rhapsody, Scherzo, Theme and Variations, Impromptu, Ballad, Nocturne, Etude, as well as Innovative Forms created by like POETIC PRELUDES that cover the spectrum of emotion in the footsteps of the Masters that came before him like Beethoven, Bach, Chopping and RACHMANINNOF and his body of work which covers 50 themes for film, 120 pop songs and almost 400 works in total is one of the largest collections, if not the largest collection of NEW MUSIC in the world. He has drawn acclaim from his peers from every corner of the globe and those Artists that have performed and recorded his work have drawn International Acclaim for their efforts in bringing New Music in to the world. This is a massive worldwide undertaking of Musicians and Vocalists covering every facet of Music and the Composer has no bounds in creativity. World Class Orchestra under the direction of International and US National Conductor Donald Covert is working on the Guilherme Schroeter Library of Music and preparing public performances.
In pop scenario, he is known as the composer of the mega - award (2 in Europe and 8 + in USA) song called HEAVEN ON EARTH - a inspirational song that calls for peace in the world.
Guilherme received his first Composition award in 1984 at a Sao Paulo contest with his SONATINA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO OP.2 No.1 (C Major), Performed with his Brother, Harry Oscar Schroeter on Violin.
Mr. Schroeters' works are Recorded/Awarded by ERMMedia (Piano concerto Op.180 no.3 (F minor) - The hands of destiny and Op.209 no.4(Bb Major (The alst battle) by the KIEV PHILHARMONIC (Wistin/Tavanets). His lieder for Singer and Orchestra "ON THE EVE OF SADNESS" will be released by ERMMedia soon. Recorded by the Millennium Symphony, as well his pop song COME BACK TO ME is part of this soon to be released collection. World Class Orchestra will follow this up prior to being released.
Guilherme was invited by Parma Recordings in the Boston area to Record his Piano Concerto Op.215 No.5 (Eb Major) with the Moravian Philharmonic. The Pianist was Vacla Macha, one of the best of Czech Republic, and the Conductor is the Renowned Maestro Vit Micka (Composer, Conductor, Teacher and Pianist) .
"Guilherme Schroeter displays a pianist and compositional talent that meets and carries forward the work of the great artists of the Romantic era. His work is fresh and new but simultaneously full of history in each and every bar, and the craftsmanship displayed in his scores is certainly the work of a master of his instrument."
PARMA Recordings CEO Bob Lord
Guilherme Schroeter has a unique voice, and his piano concertos (no.3 and 4) are really composed by a true pianist
ERMMedia Recordings Robert Ian Winstin CEO
"....Internet is an ocean, and in every ocean there are islands. Here is one, amazing, moving, disquieting. Please, listen and meditate this music. Ask yourself, then, where does it come from, where is the source of this Art; because if you think that the simple academic exercise will bring your capacity to this goal, that the simple act to "glue" together fragments of the immensely rich musical tradition of the late romantic composers will be enough, then I would rather convince myself to spend all my energies in rebuilding such Academy. But I believe this music being inspiration and passion, in the framework of profound musical knowledge, given by a strange mistake of the Gods, to the wrong world in the wrong time..."
Claudio Ronco, Cellist and Composer from Italy
A gentle and moving piece by the Maestro, Guilherme Schroeter. What good fortune it is too hear such a splendid piece of music. What is it about this delicate piece which makes it seem so simple yet so refined?
Mr. Schroeter begins with a simple entry, but note how each instrument is introduced: a dramatic effect as the balance of the ensemble falls into perfect order. The opening phrase begins in the flute and finishes it in the clarinet, almost as if one is finishing the sentence of the other. Here is a fluid melody being shared between voices. And note the single note in bar 6, the hollow sonority of the clarinet as it gives the piece its first breath, before speaking again -- rising and falling carefree and sublime for a full 16 bars, before it is punctuated softly in bar 17. The transition which follows reveals but a glimpse of Schroeter's advanced conceptual abilities. The melody is then extended and developed amid delightful harmonic movement. Through this piece we can appreciate genius without being required to understand genius.
Review from Kent Moore of Kalmor Publications, 2005
MUSIC HAS NO BOUNDS FOR COMPOSER GUILHERME SCHROETER
Guilherme has also completed projects in other areas of Music beyond his accomplishments in the Classical Music field. In the field of Jazz themes organized in Classical forms, like Sonata, Fantasy and other Classical forms are also part of his repertoire
Guilherme has drawn Worldwide Acclaim for his Contemporary Music, called "MUSICA" for diverse instruments - where he has devised innovative ways to experience new sounds.
Mr. Schroeter also works in the Pop Scenario which has drawn in the most superb Vocalists in the World. Guilherme's' efforts since 2005, have received Honors with his songwriting - the song HEAVEN ON EARTH: (lyrics by OLATUNJI TALABI) is an example of the collaborative efforts of the Composer, Musicians and Vocalist. This is an extraordinary work of Music and the Accolades that have been bestowed upon it and those that have made it a Contemporary Classic are to be commended. We welcome all of the fans of Guilherme Schroeter to enjoy the works contained on this site and on the web. This song will be performed sooner by New York City Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Eaton (famous composer, conductor and more from New York)
GUILHERME SCHROETER: SOME OF HIS POP AWARDS
- Hollywood Music Awards nomination
- Los Angeles Music Awards nomination
- Les Vignes D'or Songwriting contest (France)
- Second Prize at Peace Foundation (New York)
Guilherme has worked closely with the Lyrical Composer ROBERTA ANNYCS (Chicago, IL) and collaborated with her on 70 songs.
Mr. Schroeter is actually visiting LOS ANGELES from Brazil to promote his works in California and the USA and is actively performing his Music in many venues throughout the Los Angeles area. World Class Orchestra is honored to have a relationship with Composer Extraordinary, Guilherme Schroeter. Beyond his genius as a Composer and Pianist, he is a man of compassion and integrity.
Guilherme did more than 50 New Bossa more famous songs arrangements for Guitar to Piano, so he is Brazilian new Bossa Music expert.
Also he expert in perform Film most famous themes from the 30 to the 70 era
He have some beauty repertory in Pop famous themes.
He can improvise as a Liberace - the most famous classical themes, as well, like no one pianist, he have 220 original classical music, 120 pop songs and 40 Film themes, all composed by him. Total= more than 400 original works in Classical, Pop and film scenarios. A classical award winning pianist, plus a classical & pop award winning composer and songwriter