Luiz CASTELÕES

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Brazilian composer, and Professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (Brazil), Castelões's music blends Brazilian traditions with contemporary compositional techniques. Highlights of awards include: Rádio MEC Festival (Semifinalist, 2020), Ibermúsicas (2015), UFRJ School of Music (honorable mention, 2012), Boston University ("Music by living composer" [pianist: B. Oglice], 2007), Festival Primeiro Plano (Best Sound Editing, 2003), and the XIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial (1st prize, 2001); recent performances/recordings of his music have been given by Roadrunner Trio (Netherlands, 2020), pianist Aki Fujii (Japan, 2020), Ensemble Linea (France, 2019), Aleph Gitarrenquartett (Spain, 2019), Ecce Ensemble (France, 2018), Ensemble Mise-En (South Korea, 2018 and 2017), Quartetto Maurice (Italy, 2016 and 2014), and Mivos Quartet (Spain, 2015); recent articles/chapters published in OM Composer’s Book Vol. 3 (France, 2016), Sonic Ideas (Mexico, 2015), and El oído pensante (Argentina, 2013). His main compositional interests include: Algorithmic Composition, Image-to-Music Conversion, Musical Onomatopoeia, and Brazilian danceability and corporeality. URL: https://luizcasteloes.com 

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


"4 Sentimental Etudes" (2020) for solo piano (2020)
"2 Toys" for solo piano (2018)
3 Transcriptions for Solo Piano (2011)
Pop Suite for Solo Piano (2007)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


"2 Realejos" for A Clarinet, Accordion, and Cello (2020)
...Processions... for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Cello (2019)
5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)

Mixed Ensemble


G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)

String Quartet


5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)
Continuum Etude for String Quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) (2012)
"2 Realejos" for A Clarinet, Accordion, and Cello (2020)
"2 Toys" for solo piano (2018)
"4 Sentimental Etudes" (2020) for solo piano (2020)
...Processions... for Flute, Clarinet, Viola, and Cello (2019)
3 Transcriptions for Solo Piano (2011)
5 Sounds for Noel Rosa for String Quartet (2014)
Continuum Etude for String Quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass) (2012)
G for Flute, Percussion (Vibraphone, Tam-tam), Piano, and Violin (2018)
Pop Suite for Solo Piano (2007)