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Gerson Batista

Gerson de Sousa Batista (1988), is a Portuguese composer, playwright, multi-instrumentalist, poet, theatre director and rehearser from Aveiro. He started his academic path in civil engineering but early on he began composing. He studied music theory, organ and vocal techniques at the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory of Aveiro, and since, he has published numerous books and works in both physical and digital formats, created and staged a wide variety of creations, and has been commis-sioned and played all around the globe, being currently mainly involved in the creation and staging of several multimedia cheaters and musicals, staged concerts, and various instrumental and choral music projects, and regularly rotating some of his long duration Multimedia Musical Theatres, such as “Diário de uma Pandemia” (Pandemic Diary), “É com certeza uma tasca portuguesa!” (It’s certainly a Portuguese tavern!), O SAXOFONE QUE FALAVA (the speaking saxophone) and “O Grande Sousini” (The Great Sousini). He is the founder of the CONSERTO PRODUCTIONS, an Artistic Collective, with head-quarters in Aveiro (Portugal), for the creation, production and agency of multimedia shows, composed by music and theatre performers, technicians and producers. Some of his most recent composition awards are: 1st Prize KlangArten Organ International Composition Competition 2022 (Austria); 1st Prize Composition Competition Manuel Emílio Porto 2021 (Portugal); 1st Prize International Composition Competition for Bercandeon 2021 (Italy); 1st Prize 18th Gheorghe Dima International Composition Competition 2020 (Romania); 1st Prize Singapore International Composition Competition 2020 (Singapore); 1st Prize Cornwall International Composition Competition 2020 (UK); 1st Prize International Composition Competition Coro Universitario de Sant Yago 2019 (Spain); 1st Prize Unternehmen Gegenwart Stimmgold Vokalensemble 2019 (Germany); 1st Prize Composition Competition FOLEFEST 2018 (Portugal); 1st Prize Composition Competition Peças Frescas Açores 5th Edition 2018 (Portugal); 1st Prize Arts Competition Aveiro Jovem Criador 2018 (Portugal); 1st Prize Composition Competition for Orchestra Conservatório do Vale do Sousa (Portugal); 1st Prize Walter Hussey International Composition Competition 2018 (UK); among others.


Catatónia | choir
Golden Day | choir
Bonfire Memories | choir
String Played by the Mob | vocal ensemble
A Dança no Tempo | piano