Praised for his “utmost commitment, and sensitivity to the composers’ diverse voices” by Fanfare Magazine, Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois has become known for his work in expanding and popularizing lesser-known repertoire for the viola through collaborative projects in Brazil and North America.
Recently, Amaro has also collaborated with orchestras such as the Paducah and Pensacola Symphony Orchestras as well as the Iris Orchestra in Germantown-Memphis, TN, where he was awarded their Fellowship position under the guidance of music director and conductor Michael Stern for the 19-21 seasons. In the 2024/25 season, Amaro will be premiering three new concertos for viola and orchestra. Currently, Amaro is completing his DMA at the University of Georgia where he is the recipient of the prestigious Arts Lab Fellowship of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, where he focuses on upcoming
performing and recording projects. Recent recordings include the complete Preludes of the Cello Suites by Bach for Breve Classics, a comparison of the different introduction for each of the suites. With his Dubois-Yao Duo partner pianist Tingting Yao, they create programs highlighting the art and music of underrepresented composers of African American and Latin American descent, as well as female composers. Dubois is passionate for sharing the love for the viola sound as well as for the gorgeous lyrical repertoire not often played; "what an enormous gift for lyricism” (Brian Nabors, Composer).