“A composer quite comfortable in his own skin; order and balance are clearly important in his musical universe."¬ -- American Prize judge’s selection 2014
Rodrigo Bussad is the winner of the 2014 American Prize in Composition category in the Student Chamber Music Division with the work Loin. He was also winner of the same competition in two other occasions.
Bussad is the winning composer of the 2017 Ukho Ensemble Workshop and the 2015 Valencia International Performance Academy (VIPA).
He has his works premiered on three continents and selected for Music festivals and conferences such as the IRCAM’S Manifeste, Ukho Ensemble Workshop, Mise-en Festival, Composit, SoundSCAPE Festival among others. His music has travelled the Americas, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Taiwan and Korea.Renowned ensembles highlighting the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Frost Symphony Orchestra, Spektral Quartet, Imani Winds, Ukho Ensemble, Brower Trio:B3, Ensemble motoContraio, cross.art Ensemble, Ensemble Paramirabo, NanaFormosa Percussion Duo, and performers such as Svet Stoyanov, Ermis Theodorakis, Allison Balcetis, Céline Papion, Maria Sumareva, Daniel Pesca and Pedro Gadelha, have commissioned/worked with him.
Bussad is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Composition at The University of Chicago.