Luis Otavio Santos
路易斯·奧塔威·桑托 - 巴洛克小提琴
1990年前往荷蘭海牙皇家音樂院向一代宗師庫依肯（Sigiswald Kuijken）學習巴洛克小提琴，並向雅克·歐格（Jacques Ogg）學習大鍵琴。1992年開始成為比利時最古老的古樂團之一「小樂集古樂團」的首席 （La Petite Bande），與該團錄製了許多唱片，並參與歐、亞、澳、美等地的巡迴演出。路易斯也和許多廣為人知的歐洲古樂團合作，如利恰卡爾古樂團（Ricercar Consort）、法蘭西斯古樂團（Le Concert Français）等。他為唱片公司 Ramée 錄製的 Jean-Marie Leclair 奏鳴曲榮獲了2005年法國音叉雜誌金叉獎；巴西殖民音樂的錄音則獲得巴西文化部的IPHAN獎項，肯定了他對巴西文化遺產的貢獻。2015年路易斯曾以首席身分與利恰卡爾古樂團來台，受兩廳院國家表演藝術中心，在音樂廳演出「極盡巴赫」。
Luis Otavio Santos - Baroque Violin
Born in Brazil, LUIS OTAVIO SANTOS comes from a family of musicians, and began musical studies at an early age – first on the piano, then on the violin. His interest in baroque music took him to the Netherlands in 1990 to study baroque violin at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag with Sigiswald Kuijken, and harpsichord with Jacques Ogg.
Since 1992 he has been a principal member of the baroque orchestra La Petite Bande, where he was soloist and concert-master. He has made many recordings with the group, and has also joined concert tours in Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. He also works with other well-known early music groups in Europe, such as Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot), and Le Concert Français (Pierre Hantai).
In 1999 he recorded the Bach sonatas for violin and harpsichord for the Dutch CD label Brilliant, and in 2005 received the Diapason d'Or for his recording of Jean-Marie Leclair sonatas for the label Ramée.
From 1997 to 2001 he was professor of baroque violin at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Italy. Luis Otavio Santos was also a guest teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, as assistant to Sigiswald Kuijken, from 1998 to 2005. In his home country he is the Artistic Director of the Festival Internacional de Musica Colonial Brasileira e Musica Antiga de Juiz de Fora – an annual event now in its 23rd year – which is taking decisive steps towards the preservation and teaching of early music practices in South America. His recordings of Brazilian Colonial Music were awarded the Brazilian Ministry of Culture's IPHAN prize for the preservation of Brazil's heritage and cultural past. At the moment he is the director of the early music department of the School of Music of São Paulo (EMESP), where he also teaches baroque violin. He received a doctorate in music from UNICAMP (University of Campinas), and he is increasingly being invited to conduct modern orchestras in Brazil, in repertoire ranging from opera to the symphonic.