Fernandes, Maria Helena Rosas
Born: July 08, 1933
Country: Brazópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Studies: Escola Superior de Música Santa Marcelina, Consrvatório Musical Campinas (1964-68)
Maria Helena Rosas Fernandes (born 1933) is a Brazilian composer, pianist, musicologist, conductor and music educator. She was born in Brazópolis, a town in Minas Gerais state, and graduated in piano from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music of Guanabara State in piano and from the Superior School of Music Santa Marcelina in composition and conducting. After completing her studies, she worked as a choral conductor and music teacher at conservatories and published research on indigenous Brazilian music. Her works have been performed internationally and won awards including the 2006 Nancy Van de Vate International Composition Prize for Opera for Marília de Dirceu.
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