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Despite its short life, the Percorso Ensemble has covered an eclectic repertoire, under distinctive formats in its many concerts. From the work of Stravinsky to that of Xenakis, through brazilian composer Flo Menezes, the Percorso has apeared in many venues in Brazil, like the "Festival Música Nova", "Ano Brasil-França" among others. It has released 2 CDs: in 2007 (focused on Berio`s work "Folk Songs"), and 2009 (presenting young brazilian composers, "Música Plural"). The Percorso Ensemble is made up of the most renowned musicians in the São Paulo cultural milieu – most of them members of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP), one of the most respectful orchestras in Latin America. The Percorso is interested in presenting a repertoire not often played in Brazil. Many times presenting first performances ever in the world, the Percorso has become a clear mirror what modern and contemporary music has been and still is: different trends, different languages, different styles.

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Ricardo Bologna

RicardoPrincipal conductor at the São Paulo University Orchestra, artistic director of the “Percorso Ensemble”, teacher end head of the percussion department at the São Paulo University (USP) and
Principal timpani et the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (OSESP),

From 2008 to 2011 he was Principal Conductor at the São Paulo Youth Orchestra.

As a teacher and soloist he has appeared in many music festivals and concerts around the world (Geneva, Paris, Rome, Naples, Budapeste, Istambul, Berlin, Koln, New York, Tokio, Osaka, Campos do Jordão/Brazil).

As a conductor he worked with orchestras such as the Minas Gerais, São Bernardo do Campo, University of São Paulo symphony orchestras; Minas Gerais Philarmonic Orchestra; Amazon, Curitiba, and São Paulo chamber orchestras and Camerata Aberta chamber ensemble among others.

In 2002 he was 1st Prize at the Eleazar de Carvalho Conducting Competition.

For the past 20 years he has been working with Eduardo Leandro in the Duo Contexto. A percussion duo devoted to percussion music which has done more than 30 commissions from brazilian and foreign composers. The duo has appeared in many venues and festivals in the South and North America, Europe and Japan. They have released their first CD in 2009 ( focused on brazilian music). The second CD was released in 2011, featuring swiss works for percussion duo and flute, with Verena Bosshart.

He was guest percussionist at the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande” (Fabio Luisi, Kurt Sanderling, Armin Jordan, Heiz Holliger, conductors) and “Ensemble Contrechamps”- Switzerland.

Bacharelor degree at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), Master degree at the “Haute École de Musique de Genève” – Switzerland and Artist Diploma at the Rotterdam Conservatory – Holland.
Elizabeth del Grande,John Boudler, William Blank, Yves Brustaux e Robert Van Sice were his main teachers

 

 

 

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