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Born in Caratinga (Brazil), Marcus Siqueira has an undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Sao Paulo. He studied with Willy Correa de Oliveira, who was his tutor during the undergraduate course and also afterwards.
He has been awarded important composition prizes in Brazil: 2010 FUNARTE Classical Composition Prize, 1st National Composition Competition - Sinfonia Cultura/SBMC (2000); VI Nascente Project Competition promoted by Abril Cultural and the University of Sao Paulo (1996); 1st Composition Competition of the XIV Brazilian Contemporary Music Bienalle (Rio de Janeiro - 2001); 1st National Arrangement Competition for Symphonic Band in Tatui, and others.
He also received three major composition fellowships in his country - FUNARTE (2008); VITAE Foundation (2003) and RioArte (2001).
His pieces have been played in contemporary music festivals in Brazil, and by brazilian and foreign musicians in recitals and festivals in the USA, France, Portugal, Germany, Colombia, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Italy.
He has worked for several formations: orchestra, chamber music, madrigal, choir and several solo pieces. He also uses multimedia and electronic resources in his works for the theatre, specially in the play BR3 by Teatro da Vertigem (2006).
His works have been recorded by Radio Cultura Symphony Orchestra on the Paulus label (Premieres Orchestral Work - 2001), SESC label (Contraluz - Chamber Music - 2013), Agua-Forte label (Marcus Siqueira por Gilson Antunes - Guitar) and other independent record labels.
As a film composer, he has significant participation in brazilian documentary films(Evaldo Mocarzel and Jorge Bodansky: directors). He also works with young film directors: Frederico Foroni, Bruno Torres and others.