Ricardo Souza Melo​​

Composer & Conductor

Ricardo Souza Melo is a Brazilian-born composer and performer. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Choir Directing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Throughout the years he has studied music with experts from Brazil, Uruguay, Europe and the USA. He has studied voice with the Brazilian soprano Adriana Zignani and owes his foundational and structured knowledge of music to distinctive Brazilian professors, especially Uiara Maria Abero.

Ricardo’s compositional style is a development of New Tango crafted with his classical background. It shows the pure influence of gaucho popular roots crafted with complex rhythms, serialism and other aesthetic and technical elements.
         
His listening habits center around Josquin Desprez and Johann Sebastian Bach.
    

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