Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 1952, he started studying percussion in 1977 with Luiz Anunciação of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Rosauro studied Composition and Conducting at the Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil). He then received the Masters Degree in Percussion at the Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg in Germany under Prof. Siegfried Fink.
He completed his Doctorate 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 Brasilia, and timpanist with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de Brasilia 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 nine 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, MalletWorks and Contemporanea artist and plays exclusively with mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.
This fantasy over a theme from Zeferino Nandayapa was commissioned for the II Concurso Latinoamericano de Marimbistas 2013. The work for solo marimba (5 octaves) is based on a theme from “Fidelidad from Fantasia Profana” written by master Nandayapa. The work has several cadenza-like passages that depict mestre Zeferino free runs and improvisational style...
In 7 movements. A very colorful and exotic work full of emotion and energy. The piece depicts a voyage through Brazilian historical facts and cultural heritage. Very popular with audiences, the piece includes a great variety of contrasts, beautiful melodies and a strong and happy Brazilian mood. The original orchestral version has twelve movements and...
In 4 movements: I) The Continent, II) In Heaven, III) The Journey, IV) Finale. A gorgeous and challenging new work for soloist and orchestra. Soloist plays vibraphone and the marimba both separately and simultaneously. A perfect balance between virtuosity, lyricism and musicality.
Originally written for solo steel pan (lead), these pieces are also suitable for two mallet marimba. The first movement, Baroque, is a fugue like movement with some jazz flavour. The second movement, Meditative, is based on minimalist music and has a romantic melody that comes out of the repetitive patterns. The third movement, Impatient, is technically...
After writing the most popular marimba concerto, Rosauro comes back again with an exciting and challenging new Concerto For Marimba. The new concerto keeps the same style as the previous concerto and is full of life and energy.