The music of Liduino Pitombeira (Brazil, 1962) has been performed by The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Syntagma, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), and Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (Brazil). He has received many composition awards in Brazil and the USA, including the first prize in the 1998 Camargo Guarnieri Composition Competition and the first prize in the “Sinfonia dos 500 Anos” Composition Contest. He also received the 2003 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award for his piece “Brazilian Landscapes No.1”. Three more pieces of his series Brazilian Landscapes (No.2, No.6 and No.9) were awarded first prizes in the USA. Dr. Pitombeira received his PhD in composition from the Louisiana State University (USA), where he studied with Dinos Constantinides.
He is a member of ASCAP, Society of Composer Inc., Associação de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Música (ANPPOM), National Association of Composers USA (NACUSA), and College Music Society. His pieces are published by Peters, Bella Musica, Filarmonika LLC, Cantus Quercus, Conners, Alry, RioArte, and Irmãos Vitale. Recordings of his works were made by Magni, Summit, Centaur, Antes, Filarmonika, and Bis labels.