Rosauro, Ney

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Ney Rosauro


Born: October 24, 1952, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Studies: Universidade de Brasilia; Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg, Germany (M.M.), University of Miami (D.M.A.)

Teachers: Luiz Anunciação, Siegfried Fink, Fred Wickstrom


Ney Rosauro is one of the world’s most acclaimed percussionists today and a pioneer in writing for concert percussion

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 1952, he started studying percussion in 1977 with Luiz Anunciação of the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro.

Mr. Rosauro studied Composition and Conducting at the Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil). He then received his Masters Degree in Percussion at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in Germany under Prof. Siegfried Fink.

He completed his Doctorate Degree at the University of Miami under the supervision of Fred Wickstrom.

From 1975 to 1987 he was percussion instructor at the Escola de Musica de Brasília, and timpanist with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de Brasília in Brazil.

From 1987 until 2000 he directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil. From 2000 until 2009 he was director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami, Florida.

As a composer he has published more than 100 pieces for percussion as well as several method books. His compositions are very popular worldwide and have been recorded by internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. His Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra has been performed by over 2,500 different orchestras worldwide, and his ten solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by percussionists and general music-lovers alike.

Ney Rosauro has appeared in concert solo, and as a soloist with orchestras, in more than 45 different countries, including the most prestigious International Percussion Festivals.

Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian and MalletWorks artist and plays exclusively with mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.[1]

Works for Percussion

A Message to a Friend - Percussion Duo
Bem-Vindo - Vibraphone
Brazil 500 Years - Multiple Percussion
Cadencia para Berimbau - Percussion Quartet
Cenas Amerindias N.1 and N.2 - Multiple Percussion
Cenas Brasileiras, Baiao and Frevo - Percussion Quartet
Choro Bachiano - Marimba
Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Marimba; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Marimba; Orchestra
Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble No. 2 (Rosauro) - Marimba; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Timpani; Orchestra
Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Timpani; Percussion Ensemble
Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra (Rosauro) - Vibraphone; Orchestra
Concerto for Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble (Rosauro) - Vibraphone;Percussion Ensemble
Five Cirandas Brasileiras - Vibraphone; Marimba
Fred No Frevo - Marimba Quartet
Japanese Overture - Percussion Ensemble (7)
Mitos Brasileiros (Brasilian Myths) - Percussion Quartet
Prelude and Blues - Vibraphone
Reflexos - Multiple Percussion
Rhapsody for Solo Percussion and Orchestra - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra
Rhapsody for Solo Percussion and Piano - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Rhapsody for Solo Vibraphone and Percussion Ensemble - Vibraphone; Percussion Ensemble (8)
Samba (no. 3 of Brazilian Scenes) - Percussion Sextet
Seven Brazilian Children Songs - Marimba
Sonata Lebensabschnitte - Vibraphone/Marimba
Sonatina para caixa clara - Snare Drum
Suite Brazil 500 - Multiple Percussion; Wind Ensemble
Suite Popular - Marimba
Suite Popular Brasileira - Percussion Sextet
Ten Beginning Studies for Multiple Percussion - Multiple Percussion
Three Moods - Marimba
Three Preludes - Marimba
Toccata and Divertimento - Vibraphone/Marimba
Two Brazilian Steel Dances - Percussion Ensemble (7) - Steel Drums
Valencia - Percussion Ensemble (10); Double Bass
Valencia (solo) - Marimba
Variações para quatro tom-toms - Multiple Percussion
Variações sobre um tema do Rio Grande - Marimba
Variations over Evelyn Glennie's "A Little Prayer" - Marimba
Vibes Etudes and Songs - Vibraphone