Saxophonist, composer and arranger
Bachelor of Music with a major in Saxophone from UFMG under the tutorship of Professor Dilson Florêncio. Renato is the main composer and arranger of Monte Pascoal, which resulted in an album of his own music and versions of well-known popular songs. His compositions and arrangements cover different levels and formations, including music for saxophone, symphonic orchestra, symphonic band, choir, big band, etc. In 2017, he received an honorable mention in the "2º Iberoamerican Composition Competition for Children and Youth Orchestra" - Ibermúsicas program. Also in this year of 2017, his composition "Impressões Francesas", composed during a period of an artist residence in France, is among the finalist works of the “Tinta Fresca” Festival of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra. His work "Suite do Vale" is also among the finalists of the International Composition Competition of WASBE - Utrecht (Holland). His works have already been presented in several countries, including Brazil, Spain, USA, Chile, Poland and Mexico. Among the awards are the first place in the National Composition Contest for Symphonic Band (2014) and first place in the Arrangements Competition for Wind Bands (2009). He was the founder of the Wind Orchestra in the Fundação de Educação Artística, where he worked as a coordinator for the group and other related projects, like the Composition Contests for Wind Orchestra. In 2015 he was ahead of the Project Pró-banda in the city of Florestal (MG) promoting workshops to improve band musician’s skills and also being responsible for comissions of repertoire and didactic material for teaching them. Renato also works as instructor on festivals and workshops dedicated to saxophone, orchestration and arrangement.