Bruno Gabirro

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Bruno Gabirro studied Violin at the Academia de Amadores de Música de Lisboa and then Composition at the Lisbon Superior School of Music. Since 2003 he has participated in the Composition Seminars at the Gulbenkian Foundation, conducted by Emmanuel Nunes. In 2008 he received his Master's Degree in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he worked with Peter Maxwell Davies. In the same year he was winner of the Eric Coates Prize for Composition. In 2006 and 2011 he was Composer-Resident at the Lab for Electroacustic Creation of the Miso Music Portugal. His music has been performed by such ensembles as the Gulbenkian Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, OrchestrUtopica, SondʼAr-te Electric Ensemble, Royal Academy Soloists and Musica Vitae Kammarorkestern. He is student at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at Universidade Nova in Lisbon where he is preparing his doctoral thesis on the string quartets by Luigi Nono and Emmanuel Nunes.
In his music Bruno Gabirro valorizes, above all, the idea of discourse as "the active reason, and vital energy, which animates everything." Silence, repetition and live electronics are some of the means, which this composer has incorporated into his musical language. "My silences are (…) rather complex objects within their simplicity and in the relations which they establish; they are silences with sound (…) [whereas] (…) live electronics (…) puts reality inside music, materializing it in the instruments…", responds Bruno Gabirro in the MIC.PT Questionnaire / Interview, published on www.mic.pt in September 2013.
Between January and July 2014 Bruno Gabirro realized an artistic residency at Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, where he has been developing a research and composition project, For an Authentic Integration of Space as a Sound and Musical Parameter.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Symphony Orchestra


Vai faltar sempre um dia for violin and orchestra (2008)

Solo Instrument


Miroir for piano (2008)
Per piano for piano (2008)
Mar for piano (2008)
Keep Going for viola (2005)

String Orchestra


Rebel (Chaos) for string orchestra (2008)

Woodwind Quintet


Entre murmúrios e silêncios for wind quintet (2007)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Tento for two violins (2006)
Entre murmúrios e silêncios for wind quintet (2007)
Keep Going for viola (2005)
Mar for piano (2008)
Miroir for piano (2008)
Per piano for piano (2008)
Rebel (Chaos) for string orchestra (2008)
Tento for two violins (2006)
Vai faltar sempre um dia for violin and orchestra (2008)