Praised for having a powerful yet so welcoming warm sound, Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois has become known for his work 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, where he was awarded their Fellowship position under the guidance of music director and conductor Michael Stern for the 19-21 seasons. Recent recordings include the complete Cello Suites of Bach for Breve Classics. 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.
Amaro has a rich and wide range of teaching experience in viola instruction, violin instruction, and chamber coaching. He frequently teaches privately and runs masterclasses at Middle College in Memphis TN, and is a faculty member at the Memphis Music Initiative, an organization with a mission to invest in youth through transformative music engagement, creating equitable opportunities for black and brown youth in Memphis. He also served as a professor and chamber coach for music festivals including Tennessee Valley Music Festival (2019). Amaro was also a Teaching Assistant during his studies at the University of Alabama. He previously earned his Master of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Alabama with Dr. Jacob Adams, and his Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance with a specialty in Chamber Music from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro- Brazil. Additional mentors and principal professors include Michael Stern, Conductor and Music Director of the Kansas Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Puckett, Principal Viola of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and Arron Tubergen, Principal Viola of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
Recently, Dubois won first prize at the University of Georgia (UGA) ArtsLab competition and was offered the Presidential Award Fellowship for the seasons of 2022-2026 where he will be working on two brand new recording projects.