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Born in Guarulhos-São Paulo, Brazil, in 1976, Rodrigo Lima is one of the most active composers of his generation, his music has been presented at festivals and concert halls in Brazil, Latin America, Europe and the USA. His production includes orchestral music, chamber music, solo instruments, vocal music and works for choir.

In 2008, he was resident composer of the 5th International Forum of Young Composers in Paris with Ensemble Aleph. In 2015, his work Antiphonas for saxophone and ensemble premiered at the 17th World Saxophone Congress & Festival  in Strasbourg (France). In 2016, he received the order from the Festival International des Arts de Bordeaux (France) to compose the work Txury-ò: ‘caminho por onde vai o sol’ inspired by the cosmology of the Karajá Indians and dedicated to the french ensemble Proxima Centauri.

He has obtained some prizes in National and International Competitions:

·   Prize International Iberoamericano Rodolfo Halffter of Composition 2008 in Mexico.

·   Prize ‘Francisco Guerreiro Martín’ at the ‘XVII Premio Jóvenes Compositores 2006 Fundación Autor-CDMC’ in Madrid, Spain.

·   Prize for Classical Composition of the National Arts Foundation (FUNARTE) 2010 in Brazil.

·   1ºst Prize of the National Competition Camargo Guarnieri of Composition 2005 in Brazil.

·   1ºst Prize Camargo Guarnieri of Composition, Campos do Jordão International Winter Music Festival 2009 in Brazil, and others.

Lima’s Music has been performed by the Ensemble Aleph (France), Ensemble Linea (France), Proxima Centauri (France), Abstrai Ensemble (Brazil), Camerata de las Amércicas (Mexico), Sonor Ensemble (Spain), Orchestutropica (Lisboa-Portugal), Abstrai Ensemble (Brazil), Camerata Aberta (Brazil), University of São Paulo Symphony (Brazil), Claudio Santoro National Theater Symphony Orchestra (Brazil) and conductors Claudio Cruz (Brazil), Guillaume Bourgogne (France), Luis Aguirre (Spain), Cesário Costa (Portugal), Kirk Trevor (England) and Claudia Feres (Brazil).


His main composition teachers were Estércio Marquez Cunha, Sergio Nogueira, Conrado Silva and Silvio Ferraz. Bachelor in Musical Composition Degree at the Department of Music University of Brasília and Masters in "Creative Processes" at the University of Campinas State in São Paulo. He also took courses with composers Stefano Gervasoni (Italy), Claude Ledoux (Belgium) and Emmanuel Nunes (Portugal). 

             Rodrigo Lima is teacher of composition at the 'EMESP’- School of Music of São Paulo State. Lima is a member of the General Society of Authors and Editors ‘Sociedade General de Autores y Editores (SGAE)’ in Spain and his works are published by Brazilian Academy of Music, Universal Edition (Vienna) and Babel Scores (Paris France).



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