About Caio Facó

“With a work strongly influenced by elements of Brazilian culture, combined with a rich expressiveness, colorful harmonies and refined orchestrations, Facó establishes himself as one of the most important Brazilian composers of his generation.” (Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra)

Facó’s catalog of works has been performed in several concert halls around the world. He has orchestral works performed by Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra and Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, and chamber pieces premiered by Mivos Quartet (USA) and International Contemporary Ensemble (USA). Facó was laureate in prestigious composition contests, such as the International Composers Competition – held by the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa – the FUNARTE Classical Composition Award and, for three consecutive years, prizewinner of the Festival Tinta Fresca – the largest composition contest of symphonic music in Brazil. He also worked with Chamber Orchestra of Valdivia (Chile) as an associate composer, and with Ensemble MPMP (Portugal) as a Composer in Residence. In 2018, he received a commission from the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra Foundation and wrote Cangaceiros e Fanáticos, for string quartet, premiered by the OSESP String Quartet. Facó is finishing his PhD in musical composition at The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.