Guarnieri, M. Camargo

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Camargo Guarnieri


Born: February 01, 1907

Died: January 13, 1993

Country: Tieté, São Paulo, Brazil

Studies: Conservatory of São Paulo

Teachers: Lamberto Baldi, Charles Koechlin

He studied piano and composition at the São Paulo Conservatório, and subsequently worked with Charles Koechlin in Paris. Some of his compositions received important prizes in the United States in the 1940s, giving Guarnieri the opportunity of conducting them in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago. A distinguished figure of the Brazilian national school, he served in several capacities; conductor of the São Paulo Orchestra, member of the Academia Brasileira de Música, and Director of the São Paulo Conservatório, where he taught composition and orchestral conducting. In 1936 he was the first conductor of the Coral Paulistano choir. His œuvre comprises symphonies, concertos, cantatas, two operas, chamber music, many piano pieces, and over fifty canções. He is universally recognised as the most important Brazilian composer after Heitor Villa-Lobos. Shortly before his death in 1993, he was awarded the Gabriela Mistral Prize by the Organization of American States as the greatest contemporary composer of the Americas. He was a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.[1]

Works for Percussion

Estudo para Instrumentos a Percussao - Percussion Sextet


  1. Camargo Guarnieri] Retrieved 06/08/2012