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Clarice Assad

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Clarice Assad

Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and vocalist. Clarice’s music has been commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Fundação OSESP, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, the New Chamber Orchestra, Concordia Chamber Players, BRAVO! Music Festival, among others.  Her works has been recorded and performed by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Yo-Yo Ma, Chanticleer, the Turtle Island String Quartet, LA Guitar Quartet, Anne-Marie McDermott, to name a few.  Her music has been performed by internationally acclaimed orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Queensland Symphony, the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo, and many more.

Clarice is the recipient of such awards as the Aaron Copland Award, several ASCAP awards in composition, Meet The Composers Fellowship, NPR’s All Songs Considered, and many others. She has performed at venues including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and Doha, Qatar, the Caramoor International Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She has recorded four solo albums.

She holds a BM with honors from the Roosevelt University and a MM from The University of Michigan School of Music.