The PERFORMA CLAVIS INTERNACIONAL Symposium has been conceived as a trilateral cooperation effort between the graduate music schools of three universities in the state of São Paulo: the Institutes of Arts of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) and the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (USP).
Since its first edition in 2010, its priority is to strengthen, within the national academic and artistic realm, the scholarship of research, artistic practice and teaching in keyboard performance and interpretive practices, namely piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, clavichord and organ. The theme of this fifth edition of PERFORMA CLAVIS INTERNACIONAL is "The Dialogue Between Historical and Current Keyboard Repertoire".
It will be hosted by the Institute of Arts of the University of Campinas with the participation of keyboard professors from the three promoting institutions, as well as three international guests: Emmanuel Hocdé (France), organ (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Intercommunal of Aubergenville), Peter Sykes (USA), harpsichord (Boston University and Julliard School of Music), and Winston Choi (USA), piano (Roosevelt University). The biennial symposium has fulfilled its purpose to bring together researchers, musicians, professors, and students in an environment of scientific cooperation and artistic collaboration where reflective, theoretical and critical study and artistic and teaching practices reveal themselves as complementary territories.
This is the fifth Performa Clavis International symposium, a project initiated by Dr. Prof. Edmundo Hora, who chaired the 2010 symposium at UNESP and the 2012 symposium at UNICAMP. The 2018 symposium is chaired by Dr. Prof. Alexandre Zamith.