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Luciano Leite Barbosa

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Luciano Leite Barbosa (Brazil, 1982) is a DMA candidate at Boston University, studying composition with Joshua Fineberg. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State/ Unirio, where he studied with Marcos Lucas and Carole Gubernikoff. He has been an active participant in festivals such as Manifeste (France), Gaudeamus Muziek Week (Netherlands), Domaine Forget (Canada), Seamus (USA), June in Buffalo (USA), Contemporary Encounters (Israel), Composit (Italy), Campos do Jordão (Brazil) and Brazilian Music Biennial (Brazil). He has also worked with leading ensembles such as the Nieuw Ensemble, Les Cris de Paris, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, L’arsenale Ensemble, Meitar Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, among others. Living in Boston since 2010, Luciano had the opportunity to attend lectures and colloquia with many composers and performers from the area and abroad, working closely with visiting composers Salvatore Sciarrino and Olga Neuwirth. His studies were complemented by lessons with Tristan Murail, Philippe Leroux, Chaya Czernowin, Luca Francesconi, Denys Bouliane and Mauro Lanza. In recent years, his music has been performed in several countries and awarded composition prizes, including the prize for the Domaine Forget competition, which resulted in a commission for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. With his work “Resonant Choirs," Luciano was a co-winner of the Nieuw Ensemble Second Brazilian Composers Competition.