Sérgio Rodrigo

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Sérgio Rodrigo (Diamantina, 1983) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. His work integrates several creative initiatives that the word "composition" can cover, transposing between contemporary classical music, improvisation, soundtrack and creation with technological resources. He collaborates frequently with groups dedicated to contemporary concert music, exploring also interchanges with the popular music besides projects involving partnerships with artists from literature, visual arts and cinema. Sérgio Rodrigo studied composition at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, in Rome, under Ivan Fedele. Groups such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Exaudi Vocal Ensembel, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Nikel Ensemble, Divertimento Ensemble, Ensemble Court-Circuit, Ukho Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, Camerata Aberta, among others, have performed Rodrigo’s music. He has participated in several composition festivals, particularly the ManiFeste and Festival Musica (France), Domaine Forget (Canada), Zeitkunst (Germany), Time of Music (Finland), Venice Biennale (Italy), International Workshop by Divertimento Ensemble (Italy),) among others. Rodrigo worked with composers such as Stefano Gervasoni, Franck Bedrosian, Brain Ferneyhough, George Benjamin, Chaya Czernowin, Yan Maresz, Daniel D’adamo, Philippe Hurel, Claude Ledoux, and others.

Sérgio Rodrigo was composer in residence at Festival Zeitkunst in Berlin, Sacatar Fondation in Salvador/Brazil and La Chartreuse in Avignon. His music has twice received the "Camargo Guarnieri" composition award (2009, 2010) and the "Tinta Fresca – 2010" award in Brazil. He also received international awards in Canada (Domaine Forget Festival 2012), Mexico (Ibermusicas Prize, 2018), and Italy (“Michele Novaro” Prize, 2018 and “Maxwell Davies” Prize, 2016).

Sérgio Rodrigo is currently doing a specialization in electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, France, with Daniel D’Adamo and Tom Mays.