Janaína Sá

Janaína Sá is an extra regular percussionist and timpanist of the most important orchestras at Rio de Janeiro (Opes and OSB), participating in all the seasons of these orchestras since 2004, recording CDs and DVDs with them, while also actively participating in the chamber music scenery of Rio de Janeiro.

In 2019, played at important orchestras in Europe: Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon, Portugal), Chineke! Orchestra (London, UK) and Aylesbury Symphony Orchestra (Aylesbury, UK).

Master degree in Music at Unirio, perfected herself in the Bayreuth Music Festival, Germany, 2008, and frequently participates in percussion music congresses such as PASIC 2011 and 2014. Frequently is Percussion teacher in musical festivals in Brazil, such as the Londrina International Music Festival (FML). In 2016, was percussion teacher substitute at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

​With DUO SÁ de Percussão played in PASIC 2015 (in San Antonio, Texas) and PASIC 2016 (in Indianapolis, IN) - the largest and most prestigious percussion event in the world - with great success, receiving high praise from important personalities from the percussion world, like Ney Rosauro, Michael Udow, Stanley Leonard, Joe Locke, Thomas Akins and many others. 

The DUO SÁ always plays in the best contemporary festivals in Brazil, making several premieres every year, since 2005, like Biennial of Brazilian Contemporary Music, international festivals of percussion like PAS Brazil Chapter in Campinas, International Percussion Festival in Tatuí, UFF (Niterói, Rio de Janeiro), chamber music projects of the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra and the DUO recorded a concert/ interview for the largest chamber music program of Brazilian television, "Partituras", of the TV-Brasil.

​Janaína proudly uses Black Swamp PercussionSabian Cymbals and Encore Mallets, Inc. in all of his musical projects and performances.