His compositions include solo works written for marimba, vibraphone, and multi-percussion, as well as several concerti for solo percussion and orchestra. A common theme in his work is the use of traditional Brazilian rhythm and melodies.
Rosauro studied composition and conducting at the University of Brasília, where he received a bachelor's degree. He then attended the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, where he studied with Siegfried Fink, achieving a master's degree.
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