Moisés Pena


Moisés began his oboe studies in 1998 under Professor José Medeiros at Carlos Gomes Conservatory in Belém, his hometown. He has been oboist of both Theatro da Paz Symphony and Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra and also appeared with Ribeirão Preto Symphony, Claudio Santoro National Theatre Orchestra, Bahia Symphony, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB) and The Chelsea Symphony.


The musician won first place in Eleazar de Carvalho Young Soloist in 2003 and, a year later, he was the winner of OSB audition for the project Orquestra para Todos. He has also been first place in the Aaron Copland School of Music Soloist Competition and the New York University – Steinhardt School Woodwind Soloist Competition, both in the United States.


Moisés obtained his bachelor’s degree in Music from Pará State University and his Master of Arts degree from the Aaron Copland Music School, where he studied under Humbert Lucarelli. He has participated in masterclasses with the oboists Jorge Postel, Washington Barella, Matt Sullivan, Allan Vogel, Ernest Rombout, Robert Botti and Ray Still. In 2007, he was a resident professor at the IX Festival Eleazar de Carvalho, in Fortaleza. Currently, in addition to being a member of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Moisés is a fellow of the New York University, where he is an assistant professor of Oboe and Chamber Music.