Alberto José Vieira Pacheco.
He is a Professor of Music at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Born in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, he debuted in 1994 as a solo tenor at the Choir of the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Grupo Zíper na Boca. Since then, he has shown himself to be a very versatile interpreter, although he specialized in the repertoire of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
He is graduated in Music-Voice, from UNICAMP, where he also holds a Master's degree in Music aimed at Italian vocal music. This master's degree resulted in the book O Canto Antigo Italiano, published by Annablume, 2006. The book has been well received by musicians in general and especially by those who want a historically oriented interpretation of the Italian repertoire.
In 2007, he finished his Doctorate in Music at UNICAMP, during which he developed research on vocal practice in Rio de Janeiro in the beginning of the 19th century, always with the financial support of FAPESP. This doctorate established the career of the author not only as a researcher in interpretive practices, but also as a musicologist. The thesis resulting from this research was published in book format, under the title Castrati e outros virtuoses: a prática vocal carioca sob influência da corte de D. João VI, published by Annablume, 2009). In addition to the books already cited, Pacheco is the author of several articles already published, or in the process of being published in refereed scientific journals, books and essay collections. In addition, several critical editions of the Luso-Brazilian vocal repertoire prepared by him are in the final stages of editing and publication. Pacheco is also the coordinator/editor of the Dicionário Biográfico Caravelas, in which he published several entries.
Pacheco is also a researcher at the Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he held a six-year postdoctoral fellowship from FCT Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal (FCT). This research had as its theme "The Repertoire of occasional dramatic-musical works in Portugal and Brazil between 1707 and 1834". At CESEM, he is one of the founding members of Caravelas, Núcleo de Estudos da História da Música Luso-Brasileira. In this period he also received vocal guidance in Paris with the renowned tenor Howard Crook, specialist in baroque repertoire.
In Lisbon, he founded the Academia dos Renascidos, a musical group that aims to perform the Portuguese-Brazilian repertoire, in particular, little known works, or those that are still waiting for their modern debut.
Pacheco has a solid choral experience, both as a singer and as a teacher. Between 2008 and 2013, he was the regent, vocal coach and arranger of the CoLeGaS, choir of ILGA Portugal.
In addition to offering lectures, Pacheco has taught undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses in important institutions: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; UNICAMP, UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil) and UFRJ.
He also has many years of experience as a singing teacher. In 2012, Pacheco was invited to collaborate with the recording of the CD 18th century Portuguese Love Songs of the English group L'Avventura London, by the label Hyperion, acting as a specialist in pronunciation and prosody of the sung Portuguese. Between 28 and 31 January 2013, he was responsible for the singing course of the Atelier du Séminaire 'Rythmes Brésiliens', held by GRMB-OMF, Paris-Sorbonne.
Pacheco has presented papers at many national and international scientific meetings, sometimes as a guest, or as a member of the Scientific Council. He also participated in the organization of some of these events, in particular the two editions of the International Congress “A Língua Portuguesa em Música” of which he is general coordinator and main proponent.
During 2015, he also worked as a Resident Researcher at the Fundação Biblioteca Nacional in Rio de Janeiro.