LIDUINO PITOMBEIRA (b 1962 )
Liduino Pitombeira (Brazil, 1962) received his PhD in Composition with a minor in Theory from the Louisiana State University, where he studied under the guidance of Dinos Constantinides. He also studied composition in Brazil with José Alberto Kaplan, Tarcísio José de Lima, and Vanda Ribeiro Costa. Performances of his works have been given by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, the New York University New Music Trio, Orquestra Sinfônica do Recife (Brazil), Syntagma, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), and Orquestra de Câmara Eleazar de Carvalho (Brazil). He has received many composition awards in Brazil and the USA, including the first prize in the 1998 Camargo Guarnieri Composition Competition and the first prize in the "Sinfonia dos 500 Anos" Composition Contest. He also received the 2003 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award for his piece "Brazilian Landscapes No.1". Pitombeira is a member of ASCAP, Society of Composer Inc., and Sociedade Brasileira de Música Contemporânea. His works are published by Cantus Quercus, Conners, Alry, RioArte, and Irmãos Vitale.
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