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Assad

A powerful communicator renowned for her musical scope and versatility, Brazilian American Clarice Assad is a significant artistic voice in the classical, world music, pop and jazz genres. A Grammy nominated composer, celebrated pianist and inventive vocalist, she is renowned for her evocative colors, rich textures, and diverse stylistic range. As an innovator, her award-winning Voxploration Series on music creation, songwriting and improvisation has been presented throughout the United States, Brazil, Europe and the Middle East. With her artistic talents sought- after by artists and organizations worldwide, the multi-talented musician continues to attract new audiences both onstage and off.


In the recording arena, Ms. Assad has released seven solo albums and appeared on or had her works performed on another 30. Her music is represented on Cedille Records, SONY Masterworks, Nonesuch, Adventure Music, Edge, Telarc, NSS Music, GHA, and CHANDOS Ms. Assad will have four recordings featuring her works released in 2019.


A prolific Grammy nominated composer with over 70 works to her credit, Clarice Assad’s numerous commissions include works for Carnegie Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo, Chicago Sinfonietta, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Youth Orchestra, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, Queen Reef Music Festival and the La Jolla Music Festival, to name a few. Her compositions have been recorded by some of the most prominent names in the classical music, including percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, cellist Yo- Yo Ma, violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, and oboist Liang Wang. Assad’s music has been performed by internationally acclaimed orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Queensland Symphony, and the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo. Ms. Assad has served as a composer-in-residence for the Albany Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Her works are published in France (Editions Lemoine), Germany (Trekel), Criadores do Brasil (Brazil) and by Virtual Artists Collective Publishing, (VACP) a publishing company co-founded with poet and philosopher Steve Schroeder. Ms. Assad is currently writing the soundtrack to Devoti Tutti, a documentary by Bernadette Wegenstein, while composing the music for a ballet by award-winning choreographer Shannon Alvis.

Title
Instrumentation
Length
Composer
A Story of Mermaids
Triple Concerto
Assad
Ad Infinitum
Percussion Concerto
25 min
Assad
Album de Retratos
Double Guitar Concerto
23 min
Assad
Bonecos de Olinda
Full Orchestra
8 min
Assad
Brazilian Fanfare
Full Orchestra
5 min
Assad
Circandas
Full Orchestra and Singers
20 min
Assad
Lendas Brasileiras - Symphony No. 1
Full Orchestra
23 min
Assad
Lilith
Full Orchestra
Assad
Nhanderú
Full Orchestra
8 min
Assad
O Saci-Pererê
Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
23 min
Assad
Saravá (Homage to Vinicius de Moraes)
Full Orchestra
5 min
Assad
Sattered
Concerto for Scat Singing and Piano
23 min
Assad
Sin Fronteras
Orchestra
12 min
Assad
Terra Brasilis
Orchestra
5 min
Assad
The Disappeared
Orchestra and Soprano
10 min
Assad
The Last Song
Full Orchestra and Solo Piano
4 min
Assad
Violin Concerto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
23 min
Assad
É Gol
Full Orchestra and Audience Members
20 min
Assad