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Patricio da Silva

About Patricio da Silva: Patrício da Silva received formal musical training at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa where he studied piano and composition (B.M. in piano) followed by composition studies in the USA at CalArts (MFA), and the University of California (Ph.D).

Awards include the Second Biennial International Barto Prize, the Gould Family Foundation Composers Award, Ojai Festival Music for Tomorrow, Foundation of Science and Technology, Fundação Luso-Americana, Betty Freeman Foundation, American Music Center, Composers Forum, and Meet the Composer. Mr. da Silva has received the Otto Eckstein fellowship at Tanglewood, Norton Stevens fellowship at MacDowell Colony, and the Susan and Ford Schumann fellowship at Aspen Music Festival.

In 2009, Mr. da Silva was honored to have his work “Three Pieces for Solo Piano” performed by Tzimon Barto during the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, in a benefit concert with Maestro Christoph Eschenbach for the acquisition of the manuscript of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations by the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Germany. In 2011, his guitar concerto was featured on over 250 classical music stations around the world. Other festivals and concert halls where Mr. da Silva’s compositions have been performed include Tanglewood, Ravinia, The Ojai Music Festival, Aspen, Ruhr Festival, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Stadttheater Wels, London Festival of American Music, LACMA, Auditorio de Galicia, Yamaha’s YASI in NY.

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