César Viana

Composer, flute player, conductor and musicologist.

His composition teachers were Christopher Bochmann and Constança Capdeville.

Viana's works are included in the repertoire of institutions such as Gulbenkian Ballet, National Ballet of Portugal, Teatro da Trindade, Mafra International Festival, and others. Among the interpreters of his chamber music are Luís Cunha, Luís Andrade, Teimuraz Janikashvili, Quarteto São Roque, Liviu Scripcaru, Daniel Garlitsky, Natalia Tchitch, Tatiana Samouil, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Adrian Florescu, Gerardo Gramajo, Pavel Gomziakov, Daniel Schvetz, Bertrand Raoulx and Carlo Colombo.

As a conductor, Viana has recorded for EMI classics, BMG, Philips, RCA, Strauss, Xerais and Bajja records, and has been invited by orchestras such as Radio-Philarmonie Hannover (NDR), RIAS Big Band Berlin, Metropolitana de Lisboa, Filarmonia das Beiras, Clássica da Madeira, Francisco de Lacerda (Azores), etc.

As a performer, Viana's activity ranges from medieval to contemporary music, from the Japanese Shakuhachi flute to the shepherds bagpipes, from baroque to sefardic music... In these and other musical fields, he has collaborated with Nuno Torka Miranda, Mika Suihkonen, Cristiano Holtz, Maria João Pires, Annemieke Cantor, Hugo Naessens, among many others. Also with the ensembles Sinfoniab, Birundum, Cobras e Son and Vozes Alfonsinas.

All these musical references contribute to a rich and varied musical universe, and have an obvious influence on his compositions.

This composer has 6 works on AvA:

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