Caio Facó

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“With a work strongly influenced by elements of Brazilian culture, combined with a rich expressiveness, colorful harmonies and refined orchestrations, Facó establishes himself as one of the most important Brazilian composers of his generation.” (Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra)

Facó’s catalog of works has been performed in several concert halls around the world. He has orchestral works performed by Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, and chamber pieces premiered by Mivos Quartet (USA) and International Contemporary Ensemble (USA). Facó was laureate in prestigious composition contests, such as the International Composers Competition – held by the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa – the FUNARTE Classical Composition Award and, for three consecutive years, prizewinner of the Festival Tinta Fresca – the largest composition contest of symphonic music in Brazil. He also worked with Chamber Orchestra of Valdivia (Chile) as an associate composer, and with Ensemble MPMP (Portugal) as a Composer in Residence. In 2018, he received a commission from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Foundation and wrote Cangaceiros e Fanáticos, for string quartet, premiered by the OSESP String Quartet. Facó is finishing his PhD in musical composition at The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Large Ensemble (20 - 35 instruments)


Diário das Narrativas Fantásticas for chamber orchestra (2019)

Solo Instrument


Sinfonia for solo violin (2018)
Prece for solo piano (2016)

String Orchestra


Las venas abiertas de América Latina for violin and string orchestra (2018)

String Quartet


Cangaceiros e Fanáticos for string quartet (2018)
Ritos das senhoras da terra for string quartet (2017)
O Príncipe de Venosa for string quartet (2016)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Cangaceiros e Fanáticos for string quartet (2018)
Ritos das senhoras da terra for string quartet (2017)
As vozes das labaredas do sertão for piano trio (2017)
O Príncipe de Venosa for string quartet (2016)

Pierrot Ensemble (fl, cl, vln, vlc, piano)


Sopros do Estuário for ensemble pierrot (2017)

Solo Voice and Accompaniment


Reminiscências for voice (baritone) and piano (2017)

Symphony Orchestra


Aproximações Áureas for large orchestra (2016)
Aproximações Áureas for large orchestra (2016)
As vozes das labaredas do sertão for piano trio (2017)
Cangaceiros e Fanáticos for string quartet (2018)
Diário das Narrativas Fantásticas for chamber orchestra (2019)
Las venas abiertas de América Latina for violin and string orchestra (2018)
O Príncipe de Venosa for string quartet (2016)
Prece for solo piano (2016)
Reminiscências for voice (baritone) and piano (2017)
Ritos das senhoras da terra for string quartet (2017)
Sinfonia for solo violin (2018)
Sopros do Estuário for ensemble pierrot (2017)