Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, PAULO FAUSTINI has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America as a classical vocal artist in recitals, concerts, professional choral ensembles, operatic productions, churches and vocal, choral, and Sacred Music workshops. As a member of The Westminster Choir he performed with world leading orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, National Symphony, Gewandhaus of Leipzig, to name a few, and worked with conductors such as Bernstein, Abbado, Muti, Masur, Mehta. He was a contracted professional singer for The New York Choral Artists and performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and famous churches in the tri-state area. He was a participant of the Spoleto Festivals U.S.A. and Spoleto, Italy, for many summers, both as chorister and soloist in many operatic productions of composer and directorGianCarlo Menotti. He has also performed with ensembles such as Fuma Sacra, Piffaro, as well as the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Singers at the Academy ofMusic and at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and has worked and performed with CHANTICLEER at their Sonoma Choral Workshop in California. He has held positions of Choir Director and Music Director at the Unitarian Churches of Summit, New Jersey, and CenterCity, Philadelphia, as well as tenor soloist and section leader at St. Martin in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
An avid Art Song specialist, Mr. Faustini's recent recitals include works of Purcell, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Ravel, Poulenc, and Brazilian Folk Songs, at The Philadelphia Orchestra Musical Cocktails Club in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia; Church of St. Martin's in the Fieldsperforming Schumann's Opus 90, Op. 48 Dichterliebe, Ravel's Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques, and lively Brazilian Folk Songs. He holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with distinction and a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Westminster Choir College, School of Music of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Faustini has been inspiring singers and students of the vocal art for over 25 years. Many of his students have been accepted into major music schools in the United States such as The Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, Westminster Choir College, to name a few. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). In addition to his voice studio in Philadelphia, he has held positions of voice faculty and vocal artist in residence at the Hotchkiss Summer Portals Vocal Chamber Music Program in Lakeville, CT, Voice Instructor at Westminster Choir College, and Artist Faculty of Voice at the Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, New Jersey. As a Brazilian Portuguese Diction Specialist he has coached talented singers at The Curtis Institute of Music, Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), Westminster Choir College, and at The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS). He has also taught vocal technique and conducting master classes at the Sacred Music Society of São Paulo, Brazil, and has been an invited judge at the Westminster Vocal Scholarship Competition at Westminster Choir College.
PAULO FAUSTINI is founder and artistic director of Umbrian Serenades, a choral and cultural program for both professional and amateur singers, located in Umbria, Italy, and has conducted performances in many awe-inspiring Italian cathedrals, churches and museums, such as the Duomo of Spoleto, the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the cathedral in Orvieto, and many other churches in both Umbria and Tuscany regions of Italy. He is also Artistic Director of the Umbrian Serenades Recital Series at CASA MENOTTI, in Spoleto, Italy.
Umbrian Serenades: Choral & Cultural Tastings in the Green Heart of Italy