Paulo Arantes was born in Brazil and received his first oboe lessons at the Piracicaba Music School. From 1977 to 1982 he studied oboe
at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover with Prof. Ingo Goritzki, then from 1983 to 1986 he took lessons with Prof. Alain Denis in Paris. 1980/1983 oboist with the Nuremberg Symphony
Orchestra; 1986/1989 solo oboist with the Gelsenkirchen Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since 1989 he has been the 1st solo oboist of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg.
Landesverband Bayerischer Liebhaberorchester e.V