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Ricardo Bologna


Principal Timpani at the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra - OSESP and head of the Percussion Department at the São Paulo University - USP. Music Director of the São Paulo Youth Orchestra ( 2008-12 ) . Principal Conductor at the São Paulo University Orchestra - OSUSP ( 2012-14 ).

He conducted many orchestras in Brazil and abroad: Geneva Conservatory Orchestra, Minas Gerais Philarmonic Orchestra , São Bernardo do Campo's Symphony Orchestra , São Paulo State Youth Orchestra, Curitiba's Chamber Choir , Curitiba's Chamber Orchestra, State of São Paulo Wind Ensemble, Amazon Chamber Orchestra, Paraná's Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Aberta ( contemporary music ensemble ), Campinas Symphony Orchestra and OSESP. He has recorded 3 CDs with OSUSP in 2012 and 13.

He has conducted the brazilian premiere ( after 61 years ) of Boulez's seminal work “Le Marteau sans Maître” in 2016.

In 2002 he founded the Percorso Ensemble, a contemporary music ensemble that performs music of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2007 Percorso has released its first CD - Berio +  ( SESC Label ) featuring works of Berio. In 2009, its second CD was released featuring works by young brazilian composers and in 2012 Ligeti + ( SESC Label ) was released featuring the first brazilian recording of Ligeti's "Kammerkonzert". Recently, Percorso joined the São Paulo Dance Company to perform the premiere of  "The Seasons" , of  awarded choreographer Édouard Lock, featuring Gavin Bryars music.

He works with percussionist Eduardo Leandro in the Duo Contexto since 1989, awarded with the VI Prêmio Eldorado de Música (1991) and the Dusseldorf  Chamber Music Festival (1996). From 1993 until 2000 the Duo was in residence at the CIP ( International Percussion Centre) in Geneva. Concerts, masterclasses and tours in Europe, USA and Japan. Also many venues at the Campos do Jordão International Festival ( Brazil), Suita Marimba Festival ( Japan ) and across south america.  In 2009 its first CD was released featuring works by brazilian composers ( SESC Label ) and in 2010 their second CD, featuring works by swiss composers and flutist Verena Bosshart ( Musiques Suisses-Grammont Portrait Label ) was released.

He performs as a soloist with many orchestras in Brazil.

He was percussionist at the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande” and “ Ensemble Contrechamps”, both in Switzerland.

His conductor mentor is Professor and Maestro Kenneth Kiesler.

Undergraduated at the São Paulo State University (UNESP), Master Degree at the  "Haute École de Musique de Genève" (Premiére Prix de Virtuosité) and "Artist Diploma" at the "Rotterdam Conservatorium"

Principal teachers were John Boudler, William Blank, Yves Brustaux and Robert van Sice.