Alexandre Lunsqui

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Alexandre Lunsqui


Alexandre Lunsqui (b. 1969, Sao Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian composer and educator

Dr. Lunsqui studied at the University of Campinas (BM), University of Iowa (MA), Columbia University (DMA), and IRCAM (year-long cursus of composition and computer music). Music teachers include Tristan Murail, Jose Augusto Mannis, Fred Lerdahl, Jeremy Dale-Roberts, among other artists/creators from various areas.

His music background also includes Brazilian music, jazz and contemporary improvisation.

Lunsqui has participated in festivals such as Gaudeamus Music Week, Darmstadt, Manca, and Resonances, among others. His pieces have been played in many countries around the world by numerous ensembles such as the Ensemble Aleph and Timetable Percussion, among others.

He has been awarded the Virtuose Prize given by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil and the "Funarte Premio de Musica Classica" given for his orchestral work Linea.Reflexio.

Dr. Lunsqui received a Fromm Commission from the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University (2009-2010). Lunsqui is a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2014) and the composer-in-residence for the 2014 Chelsea Music Festival (NYC).

After ten years based in New York City, Dr. Lunsqui is back to Brazil as a professor of composition and theory at the Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP.

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