Liduino Pitombeira named MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year.
Performances of his works have been given by The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Louisiana Sinfonietta, LSU Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, New York University New Music Trio and Orquestra Sinfonica do Recife (Brazil). He received important national awards, such as the first prize in the 1998 Camargo Guarnieri Composition Contest in Brazil for his composition Suite Guarnieri and the first prize in the Sinfonia dos 500 Anos composition contest in Brazil in 2000 for his composition Uma Lenda Indigena Brasileira.
Pitombeira is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, Society of Composers, Inc.; American Music Center, College Music Society and Sociedade Brasileira de Musica Contemporanea, Brazil.
The MTNA Composer Commissioning Program is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works. The Distinguished Composer of the Year Award is sponsored by Sylvia Shepherd of California.
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|Title Annotation:||National Association News; Music Teachers National Association|
|Publication:||American Music Teacher|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2004|
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