Liduino Pitombeira (Brazil, 1962) is professor of Composition at the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in Brazil. His music has been performed by The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Germany), The Louisiana Sinfonietta, Red Stick Saxophone Quartet, New York University New Music Trio, Orquestra Sinfônica do Espírito Santo (Brazil), Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Duo Barrenechea (Brazil), The Alexander-Soares Duo, Orquestra Sinfônica de Ribeirão Preto (Brazil), Orquestra Sinfônica da Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), The Chicago Philhar-monic, and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil). He has received many composition awards in Brazil and the USA, including the first prize in the 1998 Camargo Guarnieri Composition Competition and the first prize in the "Sinfonia dos 500 Anos" Composition Contest. He also received the 2003 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award for his piece "Brazilian Landscapes No. 1". Three more pieces of his series Brazilian Landscapes (No. 2, No. 6, and No. 9) were awarded first prizes in the USA. Dr. Pitombeira received his PhD in composition from the Louisiana State University, where he studied with Dinos Constantinides. He is a member of the Society of Composers Inc., Associação de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Música (ANPPOM), and College Music Society. He has published many scientific articles on composition and theory, and developed research as a member of the MusMat Research Group of the UFRJ. His pieces are published by Edition Peters, Bella Musica, Criadores do Brasil (OSESP), Conners, Alry, RioArte, and Irmãos Vitale. Re-cordings of his works are available on Magni, Summit, Centaur, Antes, Filarmonika, Blue Griffin, and Bis labels.