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About Fernando Deddos

Fernando Deddos is currently the euphonium/tuba professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte State (Brazil). He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Conducting and Composition from Paraná State School of Music and Fine Arts, a Master of Music degree in Performance from Duquesne University (U.S.A. Lance LaDuke), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia (U.S.A. David Zerkel). Deddos is president of the Brazilian Association of Euphoniums and Tubas (ETB). Besides his participation in several interdisciplinary, chamber and popular music projects as euphoniumist, pianist, and composer, Deddos recorded the very first euphonium album in Brazil (ITEA Bobo Award) and has earned two ITEA Harvey Phillips Awards in composition. For 6 consecutive years, Deddos is a faculty member of the SESC International Music Festival, one of the most relevant and one of the few general music festivals in South America to include the euphonium. Deddos maintains a soloist/teaching career as guest artist with symphonic groups and international music festivals/conferences, including participation in the International Euphonium and Tuba Festival in Atlanta (U.S.A.) and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Deddo’s original compositions have been part of contemporary art/dance projects, and his instrumental pieces have been performed/released by artists around the globe, mentioning Sergio Carolino, Steven Mead, S. Hokazono/Brass Hexagon, James Gourlay, Royal Concertgebouw Trombone Trio, Albert Khattar, Lance LaDuke, Andrew Hitz, Brian Meixner, Modular Ensemble (UGA), River City Brass Band, Christoph Hartmann (Oboe - Berlin Philharmonic.), among others. His recent Concertino for Trombone and String Orchestra (2014) is being performed all over South America (dedicated to José Milton Vieira), including orchestras such as São Paulo University (USP), Córdoba City String Orchestra (Argentina), and São Pedro Theater Orchestra (RS State). In August 2016, Deddos premiered his Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra, with Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra in the south of Brazil.

Fernando Deddos is an Adams Instruments Performing Artist


Ratatá! - Fernando Deddos
Tú Choras Eu for Tuba and Euphonium - Fernando Deddos (US Premiere)

I. Choro ou Não Choro
II. Lírios Russos
III. Nem Choro Nem Vela

Tuba: Whilton Matos
Espinha de Bacalhau - Severino Araújo, Arrnager: Adail Fernandes
Momentums for Euphonium, Two Tubas and Piano

I. Maracatuba
II. Milonga Mística
III. Frevonium

Euphonium: Matt Van Emmerick
Tuba: Sergio Carolino