Dr. Ney Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 1952, he started studying percussion in 1977 with Luiz Anunciação of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro. Mr. Rosauro studied Composition and Conducting at the Universidade de Brasilia in Brazil. He then received a Masters Degree in Percussion at the Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg in Germany under Professor Siegfried Fink. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Miami under the supervision of Fred Wickstrom.
From 1975 to 1987 he was percussion instructor at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia and timpanist with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional de Brasilia in Brazil. From 1987 to 2000, he directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil. From 2000 to 2009, he was director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami, Florida.
As a composer, he has published more than 100 pieces for percussion as well as several method books. His compositions are very popular worldwide, and have been recorded by internationally acclaimed artists such as Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. His Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra has been performed by over 2,500 different orchestras worldwide, and his nine solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
Dr. Rosauro has appeared in concert solo, and as a soloist with orchestras, in more than 45 different countries, including the most prestigious international percussion festivals.
Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian, MalletWorks and Contemporanea artist and plays exclusively with mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.