Competition: US & Canada
Alexandre Lunsqui’s music incorporates influences ranging from the spectralist practices to jazz and Brazilian music. He studied at the University of Campinas, University of Iowa, Columbia University, and IRCAM. His main teachers were Fred Lerdahl, Tristan Murail and Augusto Mannis. His music has been performed widely by ensembles such as the New York New Music Ensemble, Ensemble Cairn, New York Philharmonic, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, Arditti Quartet, Argento, Ensemble l’Arsenale, Camerata Aberta, Loadbang, Talea, etc.
Lunsqui has received awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Koussevitzky Foundation, Harvard Fromm Music Foundation, Ministry of Culture of France, National Foundation of Arts in Brazil, Composers Conference, among others. He has been composer-in-residence for the Chelsea Music Festival, Nief-Norf Music Festival, and a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (Italy). Currently, Lunsqui is a Professor in Composition and Theory at the Sao Paulo State University (Unesp).
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