Martin Herraiz never had a composition lesson. He won the Funarte Classical Composition Prize (Brazil, 2012) and the meLAB prize (2015) and was a finalist at the two Nieuw Ensemble/BAMdialogue Brazilian Composers’ Competitions (Holland, 2009 and 2011) and at the Ossia New Music Composition Prize (USA, 2016), among others. His works have been performed in several Brazilian cities, as well as in the United States, England, Holland, Austria, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Panama. He has worked closely with ensembles and performers such as Nieuw Ensemble (Holland), Ensemble Reconsil, Vienna Improvisers Orchestra (Austria), Vertixe Sonora (Spain), Camerata Aberta, ABSTRAI Ensemble, PIAP, Claudio Cruz (Brazil), among others. His works released on CD or DVD include “misantrópicos I” (Ressonâncias, LAMI, Brazil, 2009), “twelve scenes from a concerto” (On Broadway, Cordelia Records, UK, 2012), “cubist dances” (Ensemble Reconsil Exploring the World, Orlando Records, Austria, 2015), and “relato de insônia” (Boulez+, Selo SESC, Brazil, 2015), among others. He has made two long-term artistic residencies in Vienna, Austria, in 2014, with support from the Ibermúsicas program, and in 2018, through KulturKontakt Austria, with support from the Austrian Federal Chancellery. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a Masters in Musicology at the São Paulo State University (UNESP) with a dissertation on Frank Zappa’s orchestral music.

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