Festival de Inverno 2019 - Oficina de Violoncelo - Milene Aliverti

Milene Jorge Aliverti is a cello professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil, and the main cello in São Pedro Theater’s Chamber Orchestra in the city of Porto Alegre. She idealizes and coordinates the Rio Grande do Sul Cellos Encounter, acting as a soloist and chamber musician in various groups, performing throughout Brazil and abroad.

As the coordinator of the Rio Grande do Sul Cellos Encounter, she has contributed to the development of students through exchange with several teachers, and in 2018, it had its 20th Edition, with great acceptance of the general public.

Milene is also a member of the Spanish-Brazilian cello duo, DOLCE DUO, along with the Spanish teacher Nuria Muntañola who is a master at the Victoria de Los Angeles Conservatory. The Duo has a concert history both in Brazil and Spain and have performed as a soloists at the São Pedro Theater Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra of the UNISINOS in Brazil along with the Orchestra of the Autonomous University of Madrid.

In 2013 she started the QUATRICELLI cello quartet, and have worked in several places throughout the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The quartet won the Contest in the Department of Culture in Rio Grande do Sul in 2014 and worked in several schools in the capital in the second half of the same year.

Milene Aliverti has been invited several times to act as a master of some renowned national festivals through Brazil such as in Londrina, Montenegro and Belém. In 2015 she was invited to work as a cello teacher at the Encuentro de Cellos at the city of Santander in Spain. For years she had given master classes and recitals at Gütersloh and Detmold in Germany.

She graduated at the São Paulo State University, where she studied with Professor Zygmunt Kubala. Perfected in Bulgaria with Professor Anatoli Krastev in 1994 and received a master’s degree in cello at the University of South Carolina in the United States from Professor Robert Jeselsson in 1997.

Milene, together with the pianist Lucía Cervini, were awarded on several contests as the Cervali duo, and recorded their first CD in 1993, with FAPESP support, on the complete work for cello and piano of Henrique Oswald. Again in 1993, the duo received honorable mention and recorded the opening track from the CD Award at the 5th National Chamber Music Contest at the Santa Marcelina University in São Paulo.

In 1994 Milene went to Sofia, Bulgaria, to make a specialization cello course with Professor Anatoly Krastev. In the next year, she went to South Carolina to beginning her master degree with Dr. Robert Jesessohn.

In 1998, the Cervali duo won the first prize at the 2nd Honorina Barra Contest in Curitiba- PR, also receiving the Honorina Barra Award of outstanding participation. Later in the same year, the duo won the first place in chamber music at the 15th Araçatuba City’s National Contest in São Paulo. In 1999, during the 2nd Henrique Niremberg Chamber Music National Contest, the duo received the second place and the cellist Milene Aliverti was awarded with a scholarship in the United States.