Sérgio Coelho, principal
Sérgio Coelho, an accomplished clarinet player and educator based in Los Angeles, collaborates with prestigious ensembles from around the world such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Symphony, Los Angeles Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (New Zealand), Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Canada), among others. He performs regularly with chamber music series and festivals like Chamber Music Palisades, South Bay Chamber Music Society, Ojai Music Festival, and Mainly Mozart, to name a few. His talent has been recognized internationally, including winning 1st prize in the AYS and USC Concerto competitions and achieving 3rd prize in the 8th Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition (Italy). Sérgio’s music education journey under mentors like Ms. Luisa Marques, Mr. Nuno Silva, and Mr. Yehuda Gilad has shaped his artistry. Currently, he serves as a dedicated clarinet faculty at Youth Orchestra Los Angeles – Torres and holds the position of principal clarinet in the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra. His passion for music continues to inspire audiences worldwide.