ey Rosauro is recognized as one of the most original and dynamic symphonic percussionists and composers today. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ney has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue.
With his unique style of writing which combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms, he utilizes the rich elements of Brazilian folklore to create stylized compositions that are full of life and fantasy, and have been enchanting audiences all over the world.
His more than 50 compositions and method books have become standard in the percussion repertoire, and his Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra is the most popular percussion concerto of all time and has been performed over 2,000 times by distinguished orchestras worldwide. His 9 CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.
As soloist and pedagogue he has done courses, solo concerts and performances with orchestras in Brazil, Cuba, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, China, Costa Rica, Korea, Slovenia, Japan and USA.
From 1987 until 2000 he directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil. From 2000 until 2009 he was director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami, FL in USA. Currently he is a freelance artist and composer.
Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian and Contemporanea artist and plays exclusively with N.R. mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.
NEW MARIMBA PIECE NOW AVAILABLE - "MESTRE ZEFERINO" for solo marimba (5 octaves) was written for the 2nd Latin American Marimba Festival that happened last June in Chiapas, Mexico. This piece is a fantasy from a theme by master Zeferino Nandayapa, a marimba legend in Mexico.
PLEASE WATCH AT YOUTUBE a video from Xavi Lopez performing this piece.
NEW GOURGEOUS DUET FOR MARIMBA AND SOPRANO - A SONG (Cobalt Blues) - With lyrics form KEIKO ABE, NEY ROSAURO composed this gorgeous new work for Marimba and Soprano. It is a mystic and lyrical piece and it is NOW available for sale only in PDF format here at the online store of Pro Percussao/Brasil - PLEASE WATCH AT YOUTUBE a video from Katarzyna Mycka and Guadalupe Guillen performing this piece.
DUETS FOR MARIMBA OR VIBRAPHONE AND VOICE - MEMORIES 1 AND 2 - These awesome pieces with lyrics by Katie Johnson are available for voice and marimba or vibraphone accompaniment.
Memories 1 is slower and more meditative and Memories 2 is a lively dance to celebrate life.
The score and parts are available only in PDF format here at our online store.
Please watch excerpts of the pieces at the YOUTUBE video < Ney Rosauro and Katie Johnson: Memories 1 and 2 (Excerpts) >
- SAMBAMARIMBA BLUES for 5 players performing on the same marimba. You will love it and will like to play with your ensemble. Watch at YOU TUBE the video "Sambamarimba Blues performed by Ney Rosauro and Friends".
The score and parts are available only in PDF format here at our online store (look at "Large Ensembles").