Maurício De Bonis

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Composer and pianist Mauricio De Bonis was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1979. An Associate Professor at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), he obtained his Bachelor degree in Composition at the Music Department of the University of São Paulo (USP), where he had the composer Willy Corrêa de Oliveira as his mentor. In that same institution he obtained his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2012, which included research at the Henri Pousseur collection at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel. He attended the 40th Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt and has lectured at American universities in California and Louisiana. De Bonis is a frequent participant in the main contemporary music festivals in Brazil, and his works have also been performed in Germany, Chile, Mexico, Panama, Italy, Colombia, USA and in the ISCM World Music Days 2017, in Canada. His "sung pantomime" The Circumwanderers for three tenors and orchestra was comissioned and premiered in the 2021 Opera Season at the Palácio das Artes (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), and his lyric drama Spring (for soloists, women's chorus and bells) was comissioned and will be premiered in 2023 at the São Paulo Municipal Theater. He has collaborated with ensembles such as Land’s End Ensemble (Canada), Icarus Ensemble (Italy), and the Brazilian groups Abstrai Ensemble, Camerata Aberta, Percorso Ensemble and Materiales Ensemble. He is a frequent performer of contemporary music, especially in duo with the soprano Caroline De Comi.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Opera


Primavera (Spring) Lyric drama for soloists, women's choir and bells. (2022)
Os Circunvagantes (The Circumwanderers) A sung pantomime in six scenes for three tenors and orchestra (2021)

Instrumental Music


Antifona Canzona per clarinetto e piano (2021)
Innesco per violoncello e percussione (2021)
Schlechte Zeit für Lyrik Hoffnungslieder für Gitarre (2021)
Oco per clarinetto basso (2021)
Teledescante nº 1 Cesset jam manus tua (2020)
Nênia Carioca, para sete instrumentos for clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute, guitar, violin, cello and percussion (2019)
Miniatura a martelo e cinzel, para vibrafone Miniature on hammer and chisel, for solo vibraphone (2019)
Così, lasso, talor vo cercand'io per clarinetto contrabbasso (2015)
Melencolia I (A3) per violino, violoncello e piano (2013)
Marble smooth by flowing waters grown per violoncello e piano (2013)
3 Perguntas per flauto, corno e percussione (2012)
Paulistinha (imaginária) per violino solo (2010)
Tetraedrum per quartetto d'archi (2010)
Trapos e fios soltos, para saxofone alto e percussão Rags and loose threads, for alto saxophone and percussion (2004)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Innesco per violoncello e percussione (2021)
Trapos e fios soltos, para saxofone alto e percussão Rags and loose threads, for alto saxophone and percussion (2004)

Solo Instrument


Oco per clarinetto basso (2021)
Paulistinha (imaginária) per violino solo (2010)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Nênia Carioca, para sete instrumentos for clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute, guitar, violin, cello and percussion (2019)

String Orchestra


Lume de espelhos per orchestra d'archi (2015)

Solo Voice and Accompaniment


Cinco Pedras for soprano, alto flute and guitar (2014)
Pequenas Odes Minerais per soprano e percussione (2013)
6 Canções a teus pés, para soprano e piano 6 songs at your feet, for soprano and piano (2006)

Solo Voice


Rivedrai per soprano solo (2011)
3 Perguntas per flauto, corno e percussione (2012)
6 Canções a teus pés, para soprano e piano 6 songs at your feet, for soprano and piano (2006)
Antifona Canzona per clarinetto e piano (2021)
Cinco Pedras for soprano, alto flute and guitar (2014)
Così, lasso, talor vo cercand'io per clarinetto contrabbasso (2015)
Innesco per violoncello e percussione (2021)
Lume de espelhos per orchestra d'archi (2015)
Marble smooth by flowing waters grown per violoncello e piano (2013)
Melencolia I (A3) per violino, violoncello e piano (2013)
Miniatura a martelo e cinzel, para vibrafone Miniature on hammer and chisel, for solo vibraphone (2019)
Nênia Carioca, para sete instrumentos for clarinet, soprano saxophone, flute, guitar, violin, cello and percussion (2019)
Oco per clarinetto basso (2021)
Os Circunvagantes (The Circumwanderers) A sung pantomime in six scenes for three tenors and orchestra (2021)
Paulistinha (imaginária) per violino solo (2010)
Pequenas Odes Minerais per soprano e percussione (2013)
Primavera (Spring) Lyric drama for soloists, women's choir and bells. (2022)
Rivedrai per soprano solo (2011)
Schlechte Zeit für Lyrik Hoffnungslieder für Gitarre (2021)
Teledescante nº 1 Cesset jam manus tua (2020)
Tetraedrum per quartetto d'archi (2010)
Trapos e fios soltos, para saxofone alto e percussão Rags and loose threads, for alto saxophone and percussion (2004)