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Herb Alpert Music Center

Adjunct Faculty

Virginia Figueiredo

Virginia Figueiredo

Applied Faculty, Clarinet

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Office: All offices are currently closed.
Email: herbalpertmusiccenter@gmail.com

Biographical Statement:

Praised in The Clarinet Magazine for her “intense musicality … and unapologetic interpretations,” Los Angeles-based clarinetist Professor Virginia Figueiredo is an internationally active performer, recording artist, and educator. She has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician, and her performances have been featured on radio broadcasts in both Portugal and the United States.

In Southern California, she performs regularly with The Pacific Opera Project, the Luso-American Duo, and numerous other orchestras and chamber ensembles. As a recording artist, Figueiredo has released three albums to critical acclaim: her debut solo album, Seule, was a 2018 Global Music Awards silver medalist, while her 2014 album with The Divan Consort, Refuge, earned a first-round GRAMMY nomination in 2015 as well as a Global Music Awards gold medal. A passionate advocate for new music, Figueiredo has commissioned and premiered works by Bill Kraft, Ken Walicki, Jenni Brandon, Christopher Bochmann, Luis Tinoco, Clotilde Rosa, Paulo Brandao, and Sergio Azevedo, among many others.

As an educator, Professor Figueiredo is a frequent clinician and teaching artist for clarinet festivals and masterclasses around the world. She also teaches clarinet at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Moorpark College, Pierce College, Cerritos College, and Los Angeles City College. Figueiredo holds a DMA in Clarinet Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to degrees from the Lisbon Superior School of Music and California State University, Fullerton. Her principal teachers have included Olga Prats, Nuno Silva, Carlos Alves, HÃ¥kan Rosengren, and Gary Gray. Figueiredo is a Silverstein endorsed artist.

www.virginiacfigueiredo.com

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 Department Info


The Herb Alpert Music Center office is closed while courses remain online. For general inquiries, please contact our staff at herbalpertmusiccenter@gmail.com.
Thank you!
 

Christine Park
Department Chair
parkcj@laccd.edu
 

Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant
reyescr@laccd.edu


Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant
plotkish@laccd.edu
 

Stu Suarez
Sound Engineer
suarezjc@laccd.edu

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