Grammy nominated artist, Alexandre Lora moves easily within different styles of Brazilian popular music, such as Choro and Samba, playing mainly Pandeiro and Hand Pans, performing in Europe, United States and Brasil.
Lora achieved his Bachelor’s degree in Drumset Performance in 2002 at FAAM (Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado).
He has studied classical percussion for 3 years at the EMM (Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo), and got his Master’s degree in Musicology and Music Education at the UAB (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) in 2009.
In 2010 has performed in 33 cities around Spain, participating in the project “DiverSons” (Banco La Caixa).
In 2011, as member as the XLJazz Orchestra, he had performed in Amsterdam and Rotterdam along the great piano player Ramon Valle.
Since 2012, Lora is a faculty member at Centrum Choro Workshop (Port Townsend-USA) and has performed with his Trio Brasileiro in major US cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Denver, San Francisco and Portland.
Alexandre has collaborated with accomplished musicians such as Anat Cohen, Jovino Santos Neto, Mestrinho, Ramón Valle, Martin’alia, Mariana Aydar and Brazil Guitar Duo.
In 2015 he has released his first hand pan solo CD, with all original compositions, entitled “Oriente”.
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