Igor Maia is a Brazilian composer and conductor based in London (UK). He is currently a PhD Student at King’s College London, under supervision of Profs. Silvina Milstein and George Benjamin, with the support of the Capes Foundation of the Brazilian Ministry of Education. His research and compositions engages with current developments in Western art music, as well as with studies of Brazilian Indigenous culture. Igor’s compositions have been performed throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan and he has participated in courses with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Toshio Hosokawa, Jukka Tiensuu, Francesco Filidei, Martin Matalon, Oscar Bianchi, among others. He has received many awards including the 2nd Prize of the Pablo Casals Composition Competition (France), BMI Student Composer Award (USA), National Foundation of the Arts (FUNARTE) Prize in Composition in 2016 and 2010 (Brazil) and 1st Prize of II National Composition Competition Música Hoje (Brazil), among others. As a conductor, he has performed in Brazil, Germany, Holland and the UK and is currently Assistant Conductor of the King’s College London Symphony Orchestra (KCLSO) and Associate Conductor of the Goodensemble, Goodenough College (London).
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