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Diones Correntino is a Brazilian musician with different backgrounds since classical music and popular music.  He holds a doctor degree from UNICAMP's Institute of Arts, Master's degree from School of Music and Drama of Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) and a Bachelor's degree in classical piano from School of Music and Drama of Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) where he studied under guided by Dr. Luiz Medalha. In 2020, with the support of the Brazilian Government (CAPES-PrInt scholarship), he studied musicology at the Institute of Research in Musicology at Sorbonne Université-Lettres Sorbonne- Paris IV-(Centre de Recherche Internacional sur le Jazz et les Musiques Audiotactiles under guided by Dr.Laurent Cugny.  Alongside his artistic activities, currently he works as an assistant teacher at the School of Music and Drama of the Federal University of Goiás-Brazil.

As a musician he seeks to direct his performance to different artistic fields by exploring interpretation, composition and improvisation based on his originals and recreations with the repertoire of the Brazilian Instrumental Music and other genres. Alongside his artistic activities, currently he works as an assistant teacher at the School of Music and Drama of the Federal University of Goiás-Brazil.

His musical influences and artistic researches range contacts with different repertories by exploring sonorities both from classical music, chamber music, Brazilian popular music, Brazilian instrumental music and jazz. He is used to performing regularly as a pianist, composer and music arranger and he performed in some festivals and theaters as the series "Instrumental Guiomar Novaes" promoted by Cecília Meireles Hall; Goyaz Festival; and the Festival of Brazilian Music of the North Texas University. 

In 2014 he received an important honor from Board of Culture of Goiás state for his meritorious contribution in the music field with the group ASSUM TRIO (Fabiano Chagas- nylon guitar; Johnson Machado- clarinete). 

 

In  2015 he released the album  Diones Correntino Quartet- Som Mestiço. The album, which also featured the saxophonist Mauro Senise on the track "Pianeiros", was praised and recommended as one of the greatest Cds of the year of 2015, in the Brazilian instrumental music genre, by the music critic Carlos Calado, author of the blog Música de Alma Negra and journalist of the journal Folha de São Paulo. 

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