Tadeu Coelho

Dr. Tadeu Coelho – Flute Professor – Bio

Brazilian-born artist/flutist/creator Tadeu Coelho is professor of flute at the University North Carolina School of the Arts.  He is the recipient of the coveted North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award of 2014, as well as the 2020 and the 2013 UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Awards. Coelho frequently appears as a master soloist and clinician throughout the Americas. He has performed as first solo flutist of the Santa Fe Symphony, the Hofer Symphoniker, Germany, and the Spoletto Festival Orchestra in Italy. He has also been a member of the São Paulo State Symphony and of the São Paulo Municipal Symphony orchestras in Brazil, including guest appearances with the Boston Symphony in the summer of 1996.

A recipient of many awards and scholarships, Rockefeller Foundation, Fideicomiso para la cultura México/EUA, USIA/Fulbright, LASPAU, and CAPES, Tadeu Coelho received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Julius Baker and Ransom Wilson. Started on the flute by his father, Dr. Coelho also studied with Keith Underwood, Thomas Nyfenger, Andrew Lolya, and Arthur Ephross. Mr. Coelho gave his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in April of 1992. In his native Brazil, Coelho studied also with Spartacco Rossi, João Dias Carrasqueira, and Jean Noel Sagaard.

Tadeu Coelho is an avid proponent of new music and the music of the Americas. He has commissioned, performed, and recorded works by notable composers throughout the world. Coelho and his wife Dr. Carole Ott Coelho have embarked on a flute and voice project titled Anima Vox, a duo specializing in seamless concert experiences and free improvisation.

Dr. Coelho can be heard in several recordings. His newest recording is titled Latino Voices, a collection of newly commissioned works for the Anima Vox duo. His solo CDs include Live from New Orleans – with Quarteto Vivace Brasil; Azules – Enchanting Music for the Soul for Flute and Harp, with Karen Thielen; Nocturnes – for flute and piano, with Simon Tedeschi; Modernly Classic18th Century Flute Sonatas, both with former UNCSA colleague Eric Larsen; Flute Music from Brazil – with Lawrence Blind and Joana de Keyser; ¡Rompe! – Mexican Chamber Music, and Life-Drawing, for Solo Flute. Dr. Coelho has published the complete works of Pattápio Silva, several works for solo flute, as well as a collection of daily flute exercises with accompanying CDs (downloadable tracks).  Dr. Coelho has recently published his transcription of Paganini’s Caprice no. 24 for solo flute aiming to bring the flute part closer to the original violin score. Dr. Coelho’s published works are available at Flute World and online through his online shop at

Tadeu Coelho is a Miyazawa artist. More information at

Tadeu Coelho’s solo CDs:

Latino Voices: Anima Vox duo

Live from New Orleans: Quarteto Vivace Brasil

Azules: Enchanting Latin Music for the Soul for Flute and Harp

Nocturnes: Romantic Works for Flute and Piano

Modernly Classic: Mid-20th Century Works for Flute and Piano

Eighteenth-Century Flute Sonatas

Life Drawing: Works for Solo Flute

¡Rompe!: Chamber Music for Flute and Clarinet from Mexico

Tadeu Coelho Plays Flute Music from Brazil.

Flutists of the World: Paganini Caprice No. 24

He can also be heard performing works by Thomas Delio on 3D Classics and Villa-Lobos on Albany Records with his brother, bassoonist Benjamin Coelho.

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