Alex Klein, winner of the 1st Prize in the Geneva International Oboe Competition, as well as the top prizes in the competitions in New York, Fernand Gillet and Tokyo.
Grammy award, 2002, for "Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra" for his recording of the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Chicago Symphony led by Daniel Barenboim.
Master classes given regularly at the top conservatories: Juilliard, Paris, Lyon, Beijing Central, Tchaikovsky/Moscow, Geneva, Milan, Eastman and many others.
Soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Belgrade Philharmonic, and Beijing's Broadcast Philharmonic Orchestra.
Founder and Artistic Director, FEMUSC - Festival de Musica de Santa Catarina.
Music Director and Chief Conductor, Paraiba Symphony Orchestra and youth orchestra system.