THE 2019 EDITION
SPCCF 2019 brought to Brazil around 40 composers from all over the world. The festival had three orchestras, a dance company, soloists, and several chamber groups, which performed in a total of 13 concerts! Please click here for the concert schedule and programs and scroll down to see pictures and videos.
"I hope you are doing well. I am back in the U.S. and I cannot adequately put into words how grateful I am to share musical ideas and inspiration with the Sao Paulo Festival, 2019. Thank you again for inviting me as this event has already changed my life for the good." | Dr. Andre' E. Godsey, Sr., Ph.D. (USA)
"The SPCCFestival was by far the highlight of my year. I loved every moment of it. Between the organising team, composers, performers and assistants, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible people. The musicians were fantastic, and I could not have asked for a better performance of my work. I’ve learnt so much from the experience, and would strongly recommend the SPCCF to others." | Jason Julies (South Africa)
"Brasilia National Orchestra is not only high level musicianship crew but also warm and welcoming one. The experience a young composer gains through SPCCF collaboration with the orchestra is crucial for ones development and rare to found anywhere in the world." | Moshe Shulman (Israel/USA)
"I really had a wonderful time in Brazil. It's definitely a great place to share music with each other." | Yimin (Edward) Wu (China/USA)
THE 2018 EDITION
SPCCF 2018 was a memorable experience for each participant. With over twenty composers representing fifteen different countries, SPCCF will continue to become a center for creativity, culture, and composition. Please check some highlights below.
SPCCF ORCHESTRA COMMISSIONING PROJECT
We are proud to announce that the Unicamp Symphony Orchestra will premiere a work by Dylan Findley, commissioned by the SPCCF. For more details click here.
"This festival is amazing, you get to work with faculty, conductors and performers of the highest caliber! São Paulo is an amazing city to visit, I enjoyed exploring the city with my fellow composers and hearing their unique perspectives on music and life. My experience here has been truly memorable and transformative!" | Valerie Liu (USA)
"The lectures were informative, the rehearsals were productive, and the performances were rewarding. Indeed Luis Afonso Montanha was magnificent in his performance of my music as were the members of the Orquestra Sinfônica da Unicamp conducted by Victor Mateus." | José Jesus de Azevedo Souza (Portugal)
"This was an excellent festival. I felt that by the end of the week I had a new group of brothers and sisters. I would highly recommend the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival. | Chris Shelton (USA)
"Being part of the SPCCF 2018 was an adventure I will never forget, and one of my best musical experiences!!" | Efrat Gerlich (Israel)