About the composer

Brazilian composer. Born in Medina (State of Minas Gerais). He received his Bachelor’s degree from UNICAMP (Universidade Estadual de Campinas ) and Master of Music from UFG (Universidade Federal de Goiás). He has composed over 200 works including choral music, songs, pieces for solo piano, pieces for other solo instruments, opera, ballet, chamber and orchestral music, electroacoustic music.  His works have been performed in Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Italy and Russia. He has attended important festivals such as the Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival and the Biennial Festival of Brazilian Contemporary Music .
In 1995 he won a prize at the “III Concurso de Composição da Escola de Música da UFMG”, with his work  Soneto n.1, for orchestra and his Fantasia for Viola Solo received a prize by the “Britten-on-the-Bay Composition Competition 1999”, in New York, USA.