Setti, Kilza

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Born: January 26, 1932

Country: São Paulo, Brasil

Studies: Cons. Dramatico e Musical de S. Paulo (1953)

Teachers: M. Camargo Guarnieri

Kilza Setti was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 1953 she graduated from the Conservatorio Dramatico y Musical of Sao Paulo where she studied composition with Camargo Guarnieri, and won scholarships for study in composition and research in ethnomusic at the Instituto Di Tella in Buenos Aires [1] She also earned a scholarship to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, where she studied under anthropologist Michel Giacometti and composer Fernando Lopes Graça.

Setti graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1982 with a doctorate degree in social anthropology. She studied the music of the European-and Indian-born fishermen on the southeastern coast of Brazil and the ritual music of the Guarani-Mbyá and Timbira Indians of Central Brazil, and founded the Brazilian Association of Folklore.

Setti received awards for her compositions, including first prize in the composition competitions. She is a visiting professor at the Federal University of Bahia and other universities.[1]

Works for Percussion

Rito E Jogo: Dois Estudos para PercussãoPercussion Octet; Piano