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Alexandre Lora




Alexandre Lora moves easily within different styles of Brazilian popular music, performing as a drummer and percussionist. He has been on the faculty of Centrum’s Choro Workshop since 2012. He has performed extensively in Europe including Amsterdam, Rotterdam and a tour of 33 cities in Spain. With Trio Brasileiro he has performed in major US cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Miami and Portland. Alexandre has collaborated with accomplished musicians such as Anat Cohen, Jovino Santos Neto, Martin Fondse, Mestrinho, Ramón Valle, Mariana Aydar, the Brazil Guitar Duo and Ney Rosauro.

In 2015 he released his first solo CD, Oriente, featuring all original compositions. Alexandre plays the Handpans as the main instrument, and brings a new approach to musical composition.

His 2017 album with Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro, Rosa dos Ventos, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best World Music Album category.

As a member of Trio Brasileiro, Caraivana group and Irmãos Lora project, Alexandre is constantly performing in Brasil, the US and Europe.

As a solo Handpan artist, Lora travels all over the world to perform and teach workshops in important Handpan and World Music Festivals.

Alexandre received his Bachelor’s degree in drumset performance in 2002 at FAAM (Faculdade de Artes Alcântara Machado), and his Master’s degree in Musicology and Music Education at the UAB (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) in 2009. He has also studied classical percussion for 3 years at the EMM (Escola Municipal de Música de São Paulo).

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