Souza, Rodolfo Coelho de
- Gerard Béhague
(b São Paulo, Aug 8, 1952). Brazilian composer. He studied composition with Olivier Toni at the University of São Paulo (1968–70) and with Santoro (1978–9), and electro-acoustic music with Conrado Silva (1976–7). He earned his master's degree in 1994 from the University of São Paulo and in 1996 started working towards a doctoral degree in composition (electro-acoustic and computer music) at the University of Texas at Austin (1996–8).
Coelho de Souza received several prizes and grants, for example, the National Sarney Prize (1988) for his Galáxias, the Vitae Foundation grant (1990) for the composition Tristes trópicos, and a United States information service grant (1988) to visit 12 computer music centres in American universities. In 1989 he was music curator for the 20th São Paulo Arts Biennial and, from 1984 to 1993, co-director of the Santos and São Paulo New Music Festival. In ...