Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Edson Beltrami has performed as Solo Flutist with the most important orchestras of his country: São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Young Symphony Orchestra, EMP(Piracicaba Music School) Symphony Orchestra, Tatuí Symphony Orchestra, Radio MEC Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, Ceará Chamber Orchestra, Campinas Symphony Orchestra, and others. Since 2003, Beltrami has performed as Guest First Solo Flute with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra-OSESP and traveled with this Orchestra on a USA Tour in 2009. As Principal Flute with the Bachiana Philharmonic Orchestra–SP, Beltrami toured the USA twice throughout major halls including Lincoln Center.
He has worked with many well-known conductors such as: Eleazar de Carvalho, Gerard Devos, Hans Martin Schneidt , Krzysztof Penderecki, Antoni Wit, Eiji Oue, Kurt Masur, Frank Shipway, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Claus Peter Flor, Pinchas Zukerman, Kristjan Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
In 1995, Beltrami was awarded 1st Prize in the PRÊMIO ELDORADO DE MÚSICA, the most important competition of the Latin America. Prior to that, he had won 1st Prize in numerous competitions, such as:
- Concurso Solistas da Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado - SP - 1st Prize
- Concurso do Colégio Objetivo - São Paulo - 1st Prize
- Concurso de Música de Câmera da UnB - Brasília - 1st Prize
- Concurso Jovens Instrumentistas da TV Globo - RJ - 1st Prize
- Concurso Jovens Instrumentistas do Brasil - 1977 - Piracicaba - 1st Prize
- Concurso Jovens Instrumentistas do Brasil - 1979 - Piracicaba - 1st Prize
- Concurso de Música de Câmera - Pró Arte - RJ - 1st Prize
- Concurso Jovens Instrumentistas - Campinas - 1st Prize
Developing an intensive career as flutist, composer and conductor, Beltrami was invited to work at the “Campos do Jordão Winter Festival” as Festival Orchestra Conductor (1993) and is, since 1994, the Symphonic Band Conductor at the same Festival. Currently, he is Assistant Conductor in the Bachiana Philharmonic Orchestra of São Paulo, and 1st Solo Flute.
As a composer, he has his works included in orchestral programs throughout South America as well as the USA, Europe, Australia and Africa. Several of his works have been premiered in the USA, Russia and Japan. His compositions are currently published by Cayambis Music Press and Brazilian Music Publications.
Beltrami received his early musical studies first with his father and afterward at the Conservatório de Tatuí with João Dias Carrasqueira. Among his teachers were Antonio Carlos Carrasqueira (BRA), Jean Noel Saghaard (FR.- BRA), Alexandr Magnin (SWITZ), Alain Marion (FR), Pierre-Yves Artaud (FR), Pierre Andre Vallade (FR), Keith Underwood (USA).
Edson Beltrami plays on a Miyazawa 14k Flute.