Marcos Lucas, Visiting Fulbright Chair in Music (2017)

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Marcos Lucas (b.1964) graduated in Composition and Musical Education at the
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), where he currently teaches
composition and runs the contemporary music ensemble GNU. Between 1995-2000 he
lived in England where he studied with John Casken, Jonathan Harvey, Thomas Adès,
John Woolrich and Judith Weir and attended masterclasses with Hans Werner Henze,
Henry Duttilleux and Peter Maxwell Davies. His music has been featured in music
festivals such as the ISCM World Music Days (Ljubliana-Slovenia), State of the Nation
(Queen Elisabeth Hall - London), Composer’s Voice, (New York), Festival Tres Cantos
(Madrid), Spazio 900 (Cremona), Encontro Internacional de Música de Câmera (Évora),
Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea and Panorama da Música Brasileira Atual
(Brazil). He has been awarded various prizes, including a 2nd Prize at the Franz Lisz
Foundation Composition Competition (2017) Procter Gregg Award (Manchester 1997),
1st Prize at VI Funarte National Composer´s Competition for Symphony Orchestra
(2001), Camargo Guarnieri Competition for Orchestra (2008) e Tinta Fresca Composer´s
Competition for Orchestra (2011) among others. His catalogue includes all kinds of
music: orchestral, chamber, solo, electronic, vocal, chorus, cantatas and three chamber
operas. He has been a visiting scholar and composer at the Indiana University (Fulbright
- 2017) Wesleyan Univesity-Illinois (2012), Universidade de Évora (2012) and University
of Salford (2010/2012), and at contemporary music festivals such as “Virtuosi Século
XXI” (2013) “Fala Compositor” (2009), “Fórum dos Compositores - FoCo” (2011),
“ENCUN” (2012), “Projeto Compositores” (2013). He has also travelled extensively in
Brazil to teach composition and contemporary music, being featured in educational
projects such as “Pauta Contemporânea” (SESC, 2008/2009). Since 2005 he has been
a member of Preludio 21, a group of composers founded in 1998, which promotes their
own music through concert series, masterclasses and lectures. In 2016 Marcos Lucas
was the composer featured at the 23rd Piano Competition of Ituiutaba State
Conservatory of Music, in Minas Gerais.

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Related Events Open to the Public:
  • Stefan and Lotte in Paradise:
    A Collaborative Opera Project

Professor Marcos Vieira Lucas, Visiting Fulbright Chair of Music from the Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro--UNIRIO-- will give a lecture and present a screening of his opera, Stefan and Lotte in Paradise.

Monday, October 2 • 7PM
School of Global and International Studies
Auditorium (GA 0001)

  • Salón latino Chamber Music Series:
    "Brazilian Contemporary Music"

Hosted by Marcos Lucas, visiting Fulbright Chair in Music. Repertoire and performers to be announced. 

Thursday, November 9 • 8:00 p.m.
Auer Hall