FELIPE KARAM Official
Born in Porto Alegre, south of Brazil, Felipe graduated from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul UFRGS and holds a Masters degree in Music Performance from City University of London.
Member of the award-winning group "Cafe Acustico", which during four years developed a work based in original material, turing south of Brazil. Awarded the Açorianos Prize category Best Music Group years 1999 and 2000 and first prize at "Festival de Musica de Porto Alegre" in 1998.
Spending his time between Brazil and England since 2004, Felipe released four albums in London, "Na ponta do Pé" in 2008 with the Anglo-Brazilian band Caratinga, "Landscapes" in 2008 , "Seven steps from the border" in 2010 and 2013 "THREE" with the Pocket Caravan Quartet.
Felipe has played in venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Cafe, Wembley Arena, National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and toured all around UK, Europe and Middle East.
While in the UK, Felipe has been part of "Live Music Now" scheme and has been delivering workshops and interactive performances, providing over 60 performances a year all over UK with the "Brazilian Ensemble". The group was awarded the FUNART Prize by the Federal Government of Brazil, and toured the brazilian Amazon region in 2012.
Most recent works include composing and performing for "Aequus", a contemporary dance piece by Jean Abreu, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and "Amazonia", a theatre play by Paul Heritage at Young Vic Theatre in London.
In 2010 Felipe concluded a course in Gypsy Jazz and improvisation at "Centre international des Musiques improvisées Didier Lockwood" in France and has performed in Ireland, Yorkshire at the Harrogate Summer festival, Cambridge Festival, and workshops for special need children in the Arabic Emirates.
In 2016 Felipe was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach as a Visiting Scholar at the Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury CT for the 2016-2017 academic year.