Rafael is an active composer and guitarist based in São Paulo, Brazil, he holds a Master degree in music composition with honors at Boston University and bachelor at Universidade de São Paulo.
Rafael received fellows and awards from Funarte (Brazil contemporary music bienal), SBME 2012 (Electroacoustic music brazilian society), Sound Icon Composition Competition (Boston), "Witener Tage für Neue Kammermusik“ and "Acht Brücken – Musik für Köln“ – New Music in NRW, and “Forum Nueva Musica” de Córdoba from Goethe Institute, and was also composer in residency for the Mise-en ensemble (NY) at the I-Park institution in 2015.
His work “Sozinhos entre Fatias”, in collaboration with the artist Cynthia Domenico and André Uba, has been presented in festivals like Lakino: Cinema Babylon in Berlin, Inshadow 3: Festival Internacional de Video, Performance e Tecnologias in Lisbon, Plataforma Festival and UferStudios in Berlin, Festival Internacional de Videdanza Agite y Sirva no Mexico, among others.
Teacher Assistant of Aura Skills at Boston University for the sophmore and freshmen students of Music Department 2010-2012, Assistant of the Conductor Theodore Antoniou in 2011-2012 on the contemporary music ensemble ALEA III where he had a chance to work together with big names like Gunther Schuller.
Founder of the paulista group Peixe Seco, a quartet consisting of Rabeca, Pífano Flute, Viola Caipira and Accordion to perform new music, Rafael received commissions from Orquestra Experimental de Repertoire (OER) in 2014, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP) for 2016 season, a piano concert to be performed by Cristian Budu, Baccarelli Institute Percussion Group and the percussionist Rubén Zúñiga.
Av. Indianopolis, 1922
Sao Paulo - Brazil
Phone: +55(11) 5070-3068
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