Fernando Deddos

Euphonium soloist and composer, Fernando Deddos was born in 1983 in União da Vitória – Paraná State and Porto União – Santa Catarina State, a connected city in Brazil. He began his musical studies playing keyboard instruments at the age of 4. When he was 11, he began his euphonium apprenticeship with the Santos Anjos College Brass and Percussion Ensemble in Porto União-SC, where he also premiered his first orchestral composition in 2002: Década, for brass and percussion.

Since 2003, he lives in Curitiba City, the capital of Paraná State of Brazil. Deddos is expanding his musical life and studies playing in a variety of ways. As a euphonium soloist he plays in a diverse range of projects including chamber music, experimental Brazilian ensembles, and of course symphonic ensembles and bands. He has performed as a soloist with the Cordoba Wind Orchestra, ParanaBrass, FEMUSC Symphonic Band, various regional Festival Symphonic Bands, Marista Pio XII Brass and Percussion Orchestra, the CEFET Brass Ensemble, and many other ensembles.

He has been the euphoniumist with the Parana State Symphony Orchestra, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, SãoPaulo State Symphony Orchestra, and for two years was a member of the Santa Catarina Festival Orchestra.

In 2006, he was the winner of the Young Soloists National Competition FURNAS II in Rio de Janiero. In 2009 he finished his graduate studies in composition and conducting at EMBAP (Paraná School of Music and Fine Arts) – Parana State University, under the guidance of Harry Crowl and Master Silvio Spolare.

He is a founding member of DUOPRIMO, a Percussion and Euphonium Duo, with Danilo Koch. DUOPRIMO was the grand prize winner at the Furnas National Chamber Music Competition in 2009.

Deddos is currently the Principal Euphonium of the ParanaBrass Orchestra. In 2009, he presented his first solo-CD, EuFonium Brasileiro, the first euphonium recording ever produced in Brazil. He was awarded the 2010 Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording for this CD by the International Tuba Euphonium Association.