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Described as “otherworldly and mysteriously familiar” (Chicago Classical Review), and as exciting and clear... with a striking boldness" (Luigi Nono Competition Prize), Igor Santos’ music has been performed internationally, by leading musicians such as Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Alarm Will Sound, eighth blackbird, POING, the American Composers Orchestra, and The Florida Orchestra.
Igor has earned degrees in Music Composition from the University of Chicago (Ph.D. 2018), the Eastman School of Music (M.A. 2012), and the University of South Florida (B.M. 2010). Additional studies include workshops and festivals such as Mizzou (2018), Impuls (2017), Time of Music (2017), ManiFeste (2015), Fontainebleau (2011), among others. Igor has been awarded the Rome Prize (2021), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2021), and has won additional first prizes in the Luigi Nono International Competition and the RED NOTE Competition, second prize in the Salvatore Martirano Award, and was also awarded Best Sound Design from Theatre Tampa Bay.

Igor is a native of Curitiba, Brazil.
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