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, Russia, Argentina, USA and Spain. He has attended important festivals such as the Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival and the Biennial Festival of Brazilian Contemporary Music . He has received awards in Brazil and abroad.