BIO (English)

Luiz Castelões (b. Rio de Janeiro, 1977)

Brazilian composer with over 20 years’ experience, Castelões’s music blends Brazilian musical traditions with contemporary compositional techniques. 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 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, 2018 and 2017), Quartetto Maurice (Italy, 2016 and 2014), and Mivos Quartet (Spain, 2015); highlights of awards include: XIV and XXIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennials (2021 and 2001), Rádio MEC Festival (Semifinalist, 2020), Ibermúsicas (2015), UFRJ School of Music (2012), and Boston University (“Music by living composer” [pianist B. Oglice], 2007). His main compositional interests include: Algorithmic Composition, Image-to-Music Conversion, Musical Onomatopoeia, and Brazilian danceability and corporeality.

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