Meet the musicians

Jessica Vicente

Jessica Vicente is a Brazilian horn player that began her musical studies at the age of 12 at the Baccarelli Institute, where she studied with Professor Marcelo Silva and Mario Rocha. At a very young age she performed alongside renowned artists from both popular and classical music, including Joshua Bell, Eric Schumann, Isaac Karabthevisch and Zubin Mehta. In 2010, she participated in a European tour with the Heliópolis Symphony Orchestra, performing in Bonn, Dresden, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, and London. In 2014, she joined the Music Academy of OSESP for two years, under the mentorship of professors Ozeas Arantes and Luiz Garcia. 

As a guest musician, Jessica has performed with Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Municipal Symphony Orchestra, USP Symphony Orchestra (OSUSP), Bacchiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Ribeirão Preto Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo State Youth Orchestra, Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Paraná Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena POP Symphony among others.

Throughout her career, Jessica has garnered numerous scholarships to participate in music festivals both in Brazil and abroad, including the Campos do Jordão Winter Festival and the Orchestra of the Americas (YOA) tour in 2017 and 2018. Her talent and dedication were recognized when she reached the semifinals of the Marcus Bonna Competition for Brazilian Horn Players in 2017, She is a member of the Olympéa Quintet, the Brazilian Women’s Octet and Low Brass Project Duo.

 Beyond her performance endeavors, Jessica is also committed to music education. She has served as a teacher and speaker at various brass festivals and music events, including the Sopra Metais Brazilian Brass Festival, FIMUCA, CIVEBRA 2023 and Penedo Music Festival.  Jessica holds a degree in Music Education from Cantareira Music College, an Artist Certificate Diploma from Azusa Pacific University in the United States, and a master’s degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. Currently, she is pursuing her second master’s degree at Azusa Pacific University while also serving as a teaching artist at YOLA and HOLA in Los Angeles.