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Ricardo Silva

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Ricardo Alves da Silva (b. 1976, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian composer.

Mr. Silva started his musical studies in childhood with his parents and private flute lessons with professor José Cassin. He completed several short courses at the Dramatic and Musical Conservatory Dr. Carlos de Campos is Tatuí, Brazil, with renowned national and international masters. He also studied composition with several teachers from different areas of composition science: Mario Ficarelli, Ricardo Simões, José Candido, Sérgio O. De Vasconcellos Corrêa, Pablo Dell'Oca Sala, Antônio Carlos Neves Campo and Dario Sotelo.

Silva had his first symphonic work, Fantasia Brasileira nº1, presented by symphonic band at a winter festival in Tatuí, under the direction of conductor Dario Sotelo. His work Apertura popular nº1 was recorded in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Brazilian Wind Orchestra, and the Concerto para Percussão was recorded in a commemorative CD of 30 years of history of the percussionist chamber group of the Conservatoire of Tatuí.

Mr. Silva is resident composer of the Banda Sinfonica Paulista.

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  • Darrell Brown, for WASBE, personal correspondence, September 2020