Ney Gabriel Rosauro
Percussionist, Composer and Educator
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ney Rosauro has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue.
With his unique style of writing which combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms, he utilizes the rich elements of Brazilian folklore to create stylized compositions that are full of life and fantasy, and has been enchanting audiences all over the world.
His more than 50 compositions and method books have become standard in the percussion repertoire, and his Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra is the most popular percussion concerto of all time and has been performed over 1.200 times by distinguished orchestras worldwide. His 9 CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
As soloist and pedagogue he has done several courses, solo concerts (and with orchestras) in Brazil, Cuba, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguai, Equador, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, China, Japan, Canada and USA.
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, FL in USA.
Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian and Contemporanea artist and play exclusively with N.R. mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.