Emmanuel Berrido

From Wind Repertory Project
Emmanuel Berrido


Emmanuel Berrido (b. 1986, Dominican Republic) is a Dominican-American composer and pianist.

Mr. Berrido holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in composition from Florida International University (BM, music composition, 2018) and Ithaca College (MM) under the mentorship of composers Evis Sammoutis and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann.

Berrido tells stories through sound, having composed music for the concert hall, the radio, or even the dance floor. His works have been performed by a variety of artists including the Amernet String Quartet; cellists Jason Calloway, Megan Chartier, and Craig Mehler; violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved; and the Florida International University Wind Ensemble.

In May 2017, he was awarded the Louis Smadbeck Composition Prize in Ithaca, N.Y., for Bend the Knee for brass quintet.

Alongside Lindsey Eastham, Dallas Joseph Howard, Keehun Nam, and Sergio Cote, Mr. Berrido co-founded the un/pitched organization and concert series, a project devoted to promoting contemporary music in the greater New York area, to enrich collaboration and educating communities about twenty-first-century art.

Works for Winds


  • Emmanuel Berrido website Accessed 31 December 2020
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 265.