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Guilherme Nardelli Monegatto

Cellist, Eli Trio


A native of São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, Guilherme started playing the cello in 1999, at the age of five. At the age of sixteen, he gave his solo debut with the Orquestra Sinfônica da Unicamp, playing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In 2016, he was awarded third prize in the distinguished 19th Annual Sphinx Competition.


During his early studies in Brazil, he worked under Lara Ziggiatti and André Micheletti, who remain profound inspirations for Guilherme. In 2013, he was awarded major scholarships that supported his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, under the tutelage of Peter Stumpf. Guilherme earned his Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, with Timothy Eddy as his mentor. After graduating from Juilliard,  Guilherme is now a student at Yale, where he is honored to be co-principal of Yale Philharmonia and principal of the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos.

In addition, he had private lessons and masterclasses with Marcio Carneiro, Frans Helmerson, Hans Jensen, Laurence Lesser, Menahem Pressler, Fred Sherry, Janos Starker and Helga Winold.

An active chamber musician, Guilherme was a member of sixteen different chamber groups during his time at Indiana University. In 2015 he had the honor to perform Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite with faculty members Jorja Fleezanis and Stephen Wyrczynski. His chamber music coaches include Atar Arad, Joel Krosnick, members of the Pacifica Quartet, Daniel Phillips, Menahem Pressler, and Sylvia Rosenberg. Guilherme is a founding member of Eli Trio and Statera Quartet, both with current Yale students. Guilherme was recently selected for the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, where he had the privilege to perform with the renowned chamber musicians Ida Kavafian and Steven Tenenbom.


In 2018, he was invited to be part of the Verbier Festival, where he was the co-principal in the
Verbier Festival Orchestra, having the opportunity to play under well-known conductors, such as Sir Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, and Gianandrea Noseda. Guilherme was also part of the European Union Youth Orchestra in the 2016 tour, playing at Royal Concertgebouw and Konzerthaus Berlin under Vasily Petrenko and Bernard Haitink.

Deeply committed to inspiring others through teaching, Guilherme first served as an assistant
teacher in a government-funded project called “Projeto Cidadão Musical” in the town of Paulínia.
Guilherme also served as a mentor in the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony, working with the young
players of the cello section.

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