Scliar (Cabral), Esther
- Irati Antonio
(b Porto Alegre, Sept 28, 1926; d Rio de Janeiro, March 18, 1978). Brazilian composer, pianist and teacher. She first studied the piano and harmony in Porto Alegre and undertook further studies, in composition, in Rio de Janeiro with Hans Joachim Koellreutter, Cláudio Santoro and Edino Krieger from 1948 to 1952, with a period spent in Italy in 1948 as a conducting pupil of Hermann Scherchen. In 1952, in Porto Alegre, she formed the chorus of the Associação Juvenil Musical, with which she toured Europe the following year. In 1956 she settled in Rio de Janeiro and taught musical analysis and form at the Instituto Villa-Lobos and at the Pró-Arte music school (1962–75). She composed mainly chamber and vocal works, and among the awards she received were first prize for her Piano Sonata in the 1961 Brazilian National Radio competition and a prize at the Brasília film festival in ...