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Virginia Figueiredo - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Virginia Figueiredo

Lecturer of Music, Winds | Loyola Marymount University


Lecturer of Music, Winds


Praised in The Clarinet Magazine for her “intense musicality … and unapologetic interpretations,” Los Angeles-based clarinetist Virginia Figueiredo is an internationally active performer, recording artist, and educator. She has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia as a soloist and chamber musician, and her performances have been featured on radio broadcasts in both Portugal and the United States. In Southern California, she performs regularly with The Pacific Opera Project, the Luso-American Duo, and numerous other orchestras and chamber ensembles, and records frequently for movies and TV shows soundtracks. As a recording artist, Figueiredo has released three albums to critical acclaim: her debut solo album, Seule, was a 2018 Global Music Awards silver medalist, while her 2014 album with The Divan Consort, Refuge, earned a first-round GRAMMY nomination in 2015 as well as a Global Music Awards gold medal. A passionate advocate for new music, Figueiredo has commissioned and premiered works by Bill Kraft, Ken Walicki, Jenni Brandon, Christopher Bochmann, Luis Tinoco, Clotilde Rosa, Paulo Brandao, and Sergio Azevedo, among many others. As an educator, Figueiredo is a frequent clinician and teaching artist for clarinet festivals and masterclasses around the world. She also teaches clarinet at California State University, Dominguez Hills, Loyola Marymount University, Moorpark College, Pierce College, Cerritos College, and at the LACC Herb Alpert Music Center. She's also a teaching artist with the Los Angeles based Harmony Project. Figueiredo holds a DMA in Clarinet Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in addition to degrees from the Lisbon Superior School of Music and California State University, Fullerton. Figueiredo is a Silverstein endorsed artist.

Education (3)

Lisbon Superior School of Music: Bachelor of Arts, Clarinet Performance 2002

California State University, Fullerton: Master of Music, Clarinet Performance 2006

University of California, Los Angeles: Doctor of Musical Arts, Clarinet Performance 2009


Areas of Expertise (5)

Music GE Classes

Music Fundamentals


Chamber Music

Music Theory

Industry Expertise (1)


Affiliations (6)

  • Harmony Project
  • Pacific Opera Project
  • International Clarinet Association
  • Royal Conservatory Music Development Program
  • SilversteinWorks
  • Local 47

Languages (3)

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French