American Prize judge's selection 2014
“A composer quite comfortable in his own skin; order and balance are clearly important in his musical universe."
Rodrigo Bussad (Sao Paulo, Brazil. b.1985) awarded with the 3rd place at the 2019 American Prize in Composition in the Professional Chamber Music Division with the work Nimbi and the winner of in the same competition (Student's division) in its 2014's edition with the work Loin. He was also awarded in the same competition on two other occasions.
Bussad is the winning composer of the 2017 Ukho Ensemble Workshop and the 2015 Valencia International Performance Academy (VIPA).
He has his works premiered on three continents and selected for music festivals and conferences such as the Composers Conference, IRCAM’S Manifeste, Ukho Ensemble Workshop, Mise-en Festival, Composit, SoundSCAPE Festival among others worldwide. His music has traveled the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Renowned ensembles; highlighting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (France), Civic Orchestra of Chicago (Chicago), The Grossman Ensemble (Chicago), Spektral Quartet (Chicago), Third Coast Percussion (Chicago), Imani Winds (New York),Ukho Ensemble (Ukraine), NanaFormosa Percussion Duo (Taiwan), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble (Hong Kong),BrowerTrio:B3(Spain),Ensemble motoContraio (Italy),cross.artEnsemble(Germany),Ensemble Paramirabo (Canada) and ABSTRAI Ensemble (Brazil). Bussad has recently co-produced the NanaFormosa Percussion Duo’s most recent album, having his piece for marimba duo, Moon Inside (II) as the title track, this album will be distributed by UNIVERSAL in the Fall of 2019. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. degree in Composition at The University of Chicago.
São Paulo, Brazil
B.M. Universidade Estadual de Campinas
M.M. University of Miami
Ph.D. candidate at The University of Chicago