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Cristiano holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, where he studied piano and graduated Magna cum Laude in 2010. During 2009, he was an exchange student in the United States, sponsored by the Brazilian government’s Ministry of Education.
When he returned to Rio de Janeiro to graduate, he was nominated the organist of the city’s Benedictine Abbey, owner of the oldest organ in South America and where the tradition of the chants and liturgy has been kept alive by the Carioca monks since the 16th century.
He returned to the United States in 2011 for a master’s degree in sacred music/organ, and has since begun playing for the First United Methodist Church in Washington, NC. One of his goals is to contribute to the resurrection and development of the organ culture in Brazil. While in the U.S., he hopes to develop his skills as a church musician and contribute to the American liturgical scenery.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other
than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
-Johann Sebastian Bach