Bio

Facó’s catalog of works – which include solo, vocal, chamber music, orchestral and concertante pieces – has been performed in many countries. He has orchestral works performed by Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais and Orquestra Sinfônica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, and chamber pieces premiered by Mivos Quartet (USA) and International Contemporary Ensemble (USA). He was laureate in several composition contests, such as the International Composers Competition – held by the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa – the FUNARTE Classical Composition Award and three times finalist of the Festival Tinta Fresca – the largest composition contest of symphonic music in Brazil. In addition, he works with the 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.

“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)

Caio Facó