Lúcia Alves Melo

After having received her Bachelor’s Degree in flute performance from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), in 2008, Lúcia Alves Melo earned her Performer’s Diploma in Baroque Flute and Master’s
Degree in Recorder at Indiana University, USA, having studied with professors Barbara Kallaur, Eva Legêne and Han Tol. She has participated in masterclasses with renowned performers of her field such as
Wilbert Hazelzet, Barthold Kuijken and Marion Verbrüggen. While in the United States, she joined the chamber music ensembles Frutti Musicali, Musïque d’Table, appeared as guest artist with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Bourbon Baroque and the Dallas Bach Society. In 2007, she won the concerto competition sponsored by Indiana University’s Early Music
Institute. In 2009 and 2011 she was a docent for UFMG’s Week of Early Music, having the opportunity to play with renowned musicians such as Marion Verbrüggen, Elisabeth Wright and Nicolau de Figueiredo.
In her native Brazil, she has participated in several music festivals in Juiz de Fora and Curitiba, having studied with Edmundo Hora, Hans Joachim Fuss and Benedek Czalog, and acted as a soloist in several concerts with the Grupo de Música Antiga (UFMG), ‘Armonico  Tributo’ Baroque Orchestra (Campinas), 
‘Trupe Barroca’ Baroque Orchestra (Vitória) and Collegium Musicum de Minas (Belo Horizonte). Lúcia is also a member of UFMG’s Coral Ars Nova since 2015, which received the Mixed Choir Award at the 34th Cantonigrós International Music Festival (Spain) in 2016.