Rubens Russomanno Ricciardi is a full professor in the Music Department at FFCLRP-USP and full academic master's advisor by the Postgraduate Program in Cultural Studies (Critical Culture Research Line / Critical Poíesis) by EACH-USP. He is a composer, conductor, pianist and musicologist. Graduated (Degree in Music) from the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo and with a specialization (Musicology) from the Humboldt University of Berlin, his academic career includes Master's (dissertation on Hanns Eisler), Doctorate (thesis on Manuel Dias de Oliveira) , Free-teaching (thesis in Musical Poetics) and Contest for Full Professor (performance in conducting / piano) by ECA-USP. His lines of research are 1) Philosophy of the arts and criticism of culture: for a critical poetry and 2) Processes of artistic development: Performance in Brazilian Music - history, interpretation-execution, compositional and editorial processes. Founder of the Music Course at USP in Ribeirão Preto, with his pioneering bachelor's degree in Viola Caipira, he is also the founder and artistic director of Ensemble Mentemanuque (group dedicated to contemporary music) and USP-Filarmônica (orchestra of undergraduate students, scholarship holders from USP ). He is also, at USP, professor responsible for the Música Nova Gilberto Mendes Festival, coordinator and founder of the Research Nucleus in Music Performance Sciences (NAP-CIPEM), of the Arts Memory Center, of the USP-Música-Criança Project (with centers in Ribeirão Preto and São Joaquim da Barra, covered by the Program Learning in the Community of PRG-USP) and the series Concerts USP / São Carlos and Concerts USP / Theatro Pedro II, respectively in the cities of São Carlos and Ribeirão Preto. His symphonic work Candelárias was awarded in Mexico. He has articles and book chapters published in Brazil, Portugal and Germany. His chamber and symphonic compositions have been performed in music centers in Brazil, North America (Canada, USA and Mexico) and Europe (Spain, Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany). He is a FAPESP reviewer.
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