Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, Died at 93

  Music, Writers

Gilberto Mendes was born on October 13, 1922, in Santos and died on January 1, 2016.

He was a Brazilian composer.

Gilberto attended the Santos Conservatory from 1941 to 1949.

He studied composition under Cláudio Santoro in 1954 and under George Olivier Toni from 1958-1960.

During the 60’s, Gilberto studied in Darmstadt under Pierre Boulez, Henri Pousseur, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Some of Gilberto Mendes compositions include cantatas, motets, orchestral music, incidental music, solo and chamber pieces, and some avant-garde works.

Most of Mendes compositions were published by Alain Van Kerckhoven Editeur.

Mr. Mendes was the founder of the Santos New Music Festival, in 1965.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Gilberto taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Texas, then was a professor of music in São Paulo.

Gilberto Mendes passed away at 93 yrs old.