PhD student Cadu Verdan named Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Composer Fellow

Congratulations to current PhD student Cadu Verdan, who was recently announced as Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s (HPO) 2022-23 Composer Fellow.

Cadu Verdan is a Brazilian composer based in Ontario. A graduate of Illinois State University (M.M.) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (B.M.), he is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Composition at Western.

Cadu draws inspiration from the feelings and events that shape the human experience and is interested in using texture and colours to express his musical ideas. He is the two-time winner of the Classical Music Award of the National Foundation of Arts (FUNARTE), the most important award in Brazil for classical music, with this works O peso do Eco (2014) and Sobre a angústia (2016).

The HPO’s Composer Fellowship Program, facilitated in collaboration with the Ontario Region of the Canadian Music Centre, engages Ontario-based early-career composers through artistic and professional mentorship with HPO musicians, staff and artistic leadership.

As Composer Fellow, Cadu will create a new work with mentorship from HPO Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte that will be performed and recorded by the HPO.


Related links

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra – Composer Fellowship program

Graduate Studies in Music – Composition