Igor Santos

Photo: Kazimierz Turek

Photo: Kazimierz Turek

Igor Santos is a Brazilian-American composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic concert music. His works have been performed by groups such as eighth blackbird, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Spektral Quartet and The Florida Orchestra. 

Igor is a current Ph.D. candidate in Music Composition at the University of Chicago. He received his Master's degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied under Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez. At Eastman he was an active member of the Ossia New Music group, assisting in organizing and promoting concerts of contemporary music. He received his B.M. in composition from the University of South Florida, where he was also active as board member and pianist for the USF Composer's Consortium. Igor is currently studying under Shulamit Ran, Marta Ptaszynska, Augusta Read Thomas and Anthony Cheung. Additional studies include workshops and festivals such as IRCAM (ManiFeste), Synthetis, Fontainebleau, and Brevard Music Center.