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Pedro Bittencourt (Rio de Janeiro, 1975) is saxophonist, Professor and researcher dedicated to concert music and contemporary music. He has played in several festivals in Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and China. Since 2012 Pedro is a full time Assistant Professor of the Winds & Percussion Department at the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil; and currently the director of UFRJ Sax Ensemble (Conjunto de Sax da UFRJ). Pedro is also the founder, director and saxophonist of ABSTRAI ensemble (contemporary chamber music). He often plays with the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB) and Municipal Theater Symphonic Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro. PhD advanced candidate at CICM/ University Paris 8 with a research on mixed music for saxes under the supervision of composer Horacio Vaggione. He received a PhD scholarship from FCT/Portugal. Masters' degree from D.E.A. Arts et Societés Actuelles/Musique, University Bordeaux III, with a thesis on Iannis Xenakis' Oresteia. Guest artist in ZKM’s Music and Acoustics’ Institute in Karlsruhe, where he recorded the CD ENLARGE YOUR SAX for Wergo label, Germany. He studied saxophone and contemporary chamber music with Marie-Bernadette Charrier (Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales and Perfectionnement) at Bordeaux National Conservatoire. Pedro begun studying the saxophone at the age of 10 under the instruction of Mecenas Magno in Rio de Janeiro.
Pedro Bittencourt (Rio de Janeiro, 1975) is saxophonist, Professor and researcher dedicated to concert music and contemporary music. He has played in several festivals in Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and China. Since 2012 Pedro is a full time Assistant Professor of the Winds & Percussion Department at the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil; and currently the director of UFRJ Sax Ensemble (Conjunto de Sax da UFRJ). Pedro is also the founder, director and saxophonist of ABSTRAI ensemble (contemporary chamber music). He often plays with the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra (OSB) and Municipal Theater Symphonic Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro. PhD advanced candidate at CICM/ University Paris 8 with a research on mixed music for saxes under the supervision of composer Horacio Vaggione. He received a PhD scholarship from FCT/Portugal. Masters' degree from D.E.A. Arts et Societés Actuelles/Musique, University Bordeaux III, with a thesis on Iannis Xenakis' Oresteia. Guest artist in ZKM’s Music and Acoustics’ Institute in Karlsruhe, where he recorded the CD ENLARGE YOUR SAX for Wergo label, Germany. He studied saxophone and contemporary chamber music with Marie-Bernadette Charrier (Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales and Perfectionnement) at Bordeaux National Conservatoire. Pedro begun studying the saxophone at the age of 10 under the instruction of Mecenas Magno in Rio de Janeiro.