NEY ROSAURO (b 1952 )
Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic percussionists and composers today. Born in Rio de Janeiro on 24 October 1952, he has taught percussion at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia (1975–1987), the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in South Brazil (1987–2000), and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, (2000–2009). As a composer, Ney Rosauro has written over fifty pieces for percussion, including several concertos. His compositions are popular worldwide and have been recorded by internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. His nine solo recordings have been highly acclaimed by the critics.
– Marc Grauwels