“Three Miniatures” at the XXIV Biennial of Contemporary Brazilian Music

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I am honored and pleased to participate in the XXIV Contemporary Brazilian Music Biennial as a guest composer.

The piece Three Miniatures, for two violins and viola, will be presented on November 15, at 5 pm, in person and broadcast over the Internet. The piece was dedicated to the Trio Ágora, composed of Ayran Nicodemo (violin), Thalita Vieira (violin) and Ana Luíza Lopes (viola) and premiered in 2019. At the Bienal, the piece will be performed by musicians from the Cameranóva Ensemble.

The Contemporary Brazilian Music Biennial is the most important contemporary music festival in the country. It was idealized in 1975 by Edino Krieger and Myrian Dauelsberg, inspired by the two Guanabara Music Festivals held in 1969 and 1970 at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. More than 1800 works have been presented in its history, involving more than 472 composers, most of them world premieres.

Around 74 works will be presented in this edition, involving guest composers and works selected by the judging committee. Many of them are by young composers, which shows the country’s strength of concert musical creation.