Brazilian composer Andersen Viana

Andersen Viana is a composer and a professor at Fundação Clóvis Salgado -Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte-Brazil. He has a Ph.D in Music Composition by Federal University of Bahia-Brazil and lately he furthered his studies in other institutions in Brazil, Italy and Sweden such as Federal University of Minas Gerais, Federal University of Bahia, Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and Royal University College of Music in Stockholm.

He has received twenty three composition awards in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy and the USA. Up to the present he has composed around three hundred and fifteen musical pieces for voices, acoustic and electronic instruments. He has also organised and conducted/directed various vocal and instrumental ensembles such as: “Orquestra Experimental” (1983), “Septheto Rio” (1986), “Coro Pedagógico da FEBEM” (1991), “Coro do Centro de Estudos da Embaixada do Brasil em Roma” (1993), “Coro da Cultura Inglesa BH” (1994), “Trio Barroco” (1994), “Orchestra Virtual” (1995), “Estocolmo Nonet” (1996), “The Duo” (1997), “Coro da SMRU”, “Camerata Primavera” (2003), “A Cigarra e a Orquestra” (2006-2008) and the “Coral IOCHPE MAXION”(2009).

Viana has also composed film scores for the following films: A Cartomante, Retalhos do Taquaril, Bem Próximo do Mal, Jogando para o Amanhã, O Próximo Passo, Gun’s Speech, Trem Fantasma, 3:00:AM, Corações Ardentes, Filhos de Adão, Perdidos em Abbey Road, Vivalma, Manuelzão e Bananeira, Ofélia, Opostos, Minas Portuguesa, O Homem da Cabeça de Papelão, Condenado, Ser Humano, Um Dia Qualquer, Nego, Alone in the Hell, Reenactment and Desafios. To date, he has composed 321 (three hundred, twenty one) musical pieces for voices, as well as acoustic and electronic instruments.

He has developed diverse musical projects in countries other than Brazil such as: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, USA, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, The United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.

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