The Carlos Coelho Story
Born in Brazil, Carlos E. Coelho studied Oboe in the United States at the Manhattan School of Music; SUNY Purchase (State Univ. of New York); Temple University (Philadelphia); and CUNY (City Univ. of New York), where he is a candidate for the Doctorate in Oboe Performance degree.
His teachers included Henry Schuman, Elaine Douvas, and Louis Rosenblatt. He also studied with Ingo Goritzki at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover, Germany.
Music Runs in the Family
Carlos’ first Oboe teacher was his father, who was director of the Conservatorio Musical de Tatui, one of the largest music schools in South America. Carlos and his father are not the only musicians in the family. His brother Tadeu is a professor of Flute at the North Carolina School for the Arts. Brother Benjamin, formerly the Principal Bassoonist of the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, is now a Bassoon professor at the University of Iowa School of Music. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, brother Luiz is a band director in Cleveland, Ohio.
Formerly the Principal Oboist of the Campinas Symphony Orchestra and faculty member of the University of Campinas in Brazil, Carlos has also performed with the International Chamber Music Ensemble of the Associazione Musicale Riky Haertelt from Torino, Italy.
Mr. Coelho is one of only two craftsmen in the United States trained in the F. Lorée factory in France. Since he established his business in 1992, he has repaired professional Oboes and English Horns for clients from his workshop, and has been a clinician at several master classes at universities across the United States, Brazil and Puerto Rico.
Carlos Coelho Woodwinds in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides a full range of repair and appraisal services. Carlos E. Coelho Woodwinds is an authorized official F. Lorée dealer, who receives his instruments directly from Lorée, Paris.
Mr. Coelho has designed Oboe and English Horn shaper tips, which are used by some of the world’s top players. These shaper tips are made using computer-guided machines, which ensure great accuracy and precision.