BIO (English)

Luiz Castelões (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1977)

The music of Brazilian composer Luiz Castelões blends Brazilian musical traditions with contemporary compositional techniques, and the Pop realm. As a composer, he has received awards from: MAP – International Music Competition (Finalist, 2023), XIV and XXIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennials (2001 and 2021), Rádio MEC Festival (Semifinalist, 2020), Ibermúsicas (2015), UFRJ School of Music (2012), and Boston University (“Music by living composer” [pianist B. Oglice], 2007). Recent performances/recordings of his music have been given in more than a dozen countries, by pianists such as Aki Fujii (Japan, 2020-22) and Donald Berman (USA, 2021), and by ensembles such as East Chamber Music (Canada, 2022), Aulos Flute Ensemble (Iceland, 2021), Roadrunner Trio (Netherlands, 2020), Ensemble Linea (France, 2019), Aleph Gitarrenquartett (Spain, 2019), Ecce Ensemble (France, 2018), Ensemble Mise-En (South Korea, 2017-18), Quartetto Maurice (Italy, 2014-16), and Mivos Quartet (Spain, 2015); His main compositional interests include: Algorithmic Composition, Image-to-Music Conversion, Musical Onomatopoeia, and Brazilian danceability and corporeality.

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