Ney Rosauro

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Ney Rosauro (born 1952) is a Brazilian composer and percussionist.[1]

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.[2][3]

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.

He was previously the Director of Percussion at the Federal University of Santa Maria from 1987 to 2000 before moving to the United States to teach at the University of Miami from 2000 to 2009.[4] He was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2023.[5]

His work, Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and String Orchestra, was written in 1986 and has become one of the most frequently played marimba concertos worldwide.[6]


  1. ^ Jones, Timothy Andrew (2003). A Survey of Artists and Literature Employing Extended Multiple Mallets in Keyboard Percussion: Its Evolution, Resulting Techniques and Pedagogical Guide (DMA dissertation). University of Nevada, Los Vegas. p. 26. doi:10.25669/qjnm-a59u.
  2. ^ Lucas, Kevin (November 2019). "Ney Rosauro's "Concerto for Marimba"". School Band & Orchestra. 22 (11): 28.
  3. ^ Zarro, Domenico Equilio (2000). Ney Rosauro: A Comprehensive Instructional Video and Reference Study Guide on the Composer and his Marimba Concerto (EdD dissertation). Columbia University. p. 94. OCLC 77598380. ProQuest 304594542.
  4. ^ Queiroz, Antonio Carlos (May 28, 2021). "O mestre das baquetas sinfônicas". Brasiliários (in Brazilian Portuguese). Guia Musical de Brasília. Archived from the original on May 31, 2021. Retrieved March 16, 2022.
  5. ^ Vogel, Lauren Weiss (August 2023). "2023 Hall of Fame: Ney Rosauro" (PDF). Percussive Notes. 61 (4): 30–35.
  6. ^ Moore, Jeff (June 2006). "20 Years of the Rosauro Marimba Concerto: A Formal Analysis" (PDF). Percussive Notes. 44 (3): 10.

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