After graduating from UNICAMP under the guidance of Prof. Paulo Justi, Fábio Cury joined the solo performance class of Prof. Klaus Thunemann at Hannover Musikhochschule. Master in Arts from UNICAMP and Ph.D. in Music from USP, he has been Bassoon Professor at São Paulo University since 2002. Cury acted as the principal bassoonist at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and São Paulo Opera, besides being one of the founding members of Camerata Aberta, with which he received the APCA and Bravo awards.
Within his extensive phonographic production, one can find an eclectic repertory, ranging from Bach’s works on the baroque bassoon to contemporary music with Camerata Aberta. He recorded works by Brazilian composers such as Mignone, Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri, Claudio Santoro, André Mehmari, Antônio Ribeiro, and Alexandre Lunsqui, among others. His album Velhas e novas cirandas: Brazilian music for bassoon and orchestra was awarded APCA Prize for best CD in 2010.
Fábio Cury performs on a Püchner bassoon model superior and currently acts as artistic and executive director of USP Symphony Orchestra.
Fabio’s BVBD connection:
Jo Ann Simpson is a huge fan of the 16 Waltzes for Solo Bassoon by the Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone so, of course, she attended the performance of the then to her unknown Brazilian bassoonist, Fabio Cury, playing all 16 Waltzes at the IDRS Conference in New York City in 2014. In January 2015, she took advantage that Fabio was in Canada and invited him to be the guest artist at Bassoon Day in Gatineau Quebec where, once again, Fabio performed all 16 Mignone Waltzes! Many BVBDers were present and will remember that day. Jo Ann attended Fabio’s performances of the Mignone Waltzes at the IDRS Conference in Granada Spain in 2018 as well. I guess you could say she is a bit of a groupie!