Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 1952, he started studying percussion in 1977 with Luiz AnunciaÃ§Ã£o of the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Rosauro studied Composition and Conducting at the Universidade de Brasilia (Brazil). He then received the Masters Degree in Percussion at the Hochschule fur Musik Wurzburg in Germany under Prof. 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 1999 he was head of Percussion Studies at the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in South Brazil, where he also conducted the Percussion Ensemble.
In 2000 he began his current position as Director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, USA.
As a composer he has published more than 50 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 800 different orchestras worldwide, and his five solo CDs have received critical acclaim and been hailed by percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
Ney Rosauro has appeared in concert solo, and as a soloist with orchestras, in more than 35 different countries, including the most prestigious International Percussion Festivals.
He is a Yamaha, Sabian, Contemporanea, and MalletWorks artist.
Ney Rosauroâ€™s compositional skills simply charm and seduce us. He did it in his immensely popular Marimba Concerto, and now again in his new Vibraphone Concerto . This piece is sure to be a winner with performers and audiences alike world-wide". (Evelyn Glennie, international artist)
....he enchanted with magic sounds never heard before. (MAIN POST, Germany)
... with his solo pieces for Marimba he showed off his artistic expression and virtuosity playing with four and six mallets... his Marimba Concerto accompanied by the Cabaza percussion ensemble was especially impressive and the public, consisting mostly of percussionists, left him just after an encore. (RIM SHOT - Percussion magazine from Germany )
The Concerto for Marimba and Strings by Rosauro showed off not only his abilities as a marimbist but also his skills as a composer and arranger ... the pieces were difficult, but the technical skills displayed by Rosauro, not only made it look easy but enjoyable as well. (HERALD TIMES, Wisconsin - USA)
- This is a excellent recording of works for Marimba by Brazilian composer/percussionist Ney Rosauro. The playing is excellent as well as exciting...... the use of Brazilian rhythms and popular roots makes a very enjoyable listening experience. - Most highly recommended. (LP Marimba Brasileira) (PERCUSSIVE NOTES - Percussion magazine from the Percussive Arts Society)
... the Concerto for Marimba and Strings from Ney Rosauro was the highest moment from the concert. The piece itself and Rosauroâ€™s performance won the night and were enthusiastically applauded by the audience, not only for its originality but also for the artistic value of the work itself. The composer created a strong and cohesive work with an increasing development. (ZERO HORA, Porto Alegre - Brazil)
Check out the artist's website:
1. Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Greetings
2. Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Lament
3. Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Dance
4. Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra - Farewell
5. Prelude (from Prelude and Blues)
7. Three Preludes for Marimba - E minor
8. Three Preludes for Marimba - A major (Pro Villa)
9. Three Preludes for Marimba - C major
10. Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra - Recitative
11. Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra - Acalanto (Lullaby)
12. Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra - Vivo-Presto