Tamiris Paes Souza
Tamiris Paes Souza is a professional violinist and singer based in Ottawa, Canada. She holds a Masters' degree in violin performance from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor's degree in violin performance from the University of the State of Sao Paulo. Her main violin teachers were Liliana Chiriac, Luiz Amato and Yehonatan Berick.
She has attended several international music festivals, such as MDR MusikSommer, Young Euro Classic, Grachtenfestival, Berlioz Festival, 44th, and 45th Campos do Jordão Music Festival, Academia Teatro del Lago, Iberian Suite Festival, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Ilumina Festival. She also had violin lessons with Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Summerfest - Young Artist Program, during which she assumed the concertmaster position of the orchestra. In addition to that, she has been a violinist at São Paulo State Youth Orchestra for six years, where she had opportunities to play with great soloists such as Marc Coppey, Jennifer Stumm, Ryu Goto, Washington Barella, and work with renowned conductors such as Frank Shipway, George Stelluto, Rolf Beck, Guillaume Bourgogne, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Furthermore, she can play a wide range of music styles, such as classical music (traditional and contemporary), Brazilian jazz (Bossa Nova), Brazilian folk (MPB, choro, samba, forro, Brazilian tango), as well as a variety of world music in the style of traditional jazz, Irish fiddle, country, experimental rock, and pop music. She also plays her own compositions.