Alexandre Lunsqui was born in São Paulo, Brazil. After studying engineering and music at University of Campinas, he moved to the United States to study at the University of Iowa and Columbia University. In 2003, he was selected for the year-long course in composition and computer music at IRCAM. As a composer, arranger, and pianist, he has worked with music ranging from jazz to contemporary improvisation, from brazilian folk-music to live-electronics. He attended music festivals such as Darmstadt, Musica Nova, Music at the Anthology, Creative Music Festival, Are you Brave, Serial Underground, Yellow Barn, and Resonances. Recent awards include the first prize at the Percussion Arts Society Composition competition, Music at the Anthology Commission and the Virtuose Award given by the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. Output includes orchestral, electroacoustic, solo instrumental music and works for chamber ensembles. Recent engagements include works for the Due East, Ensemble CounterInduction, and Columbia Sinfonietta, plus collaborations with the Duo Continuo from Freiburg, and teather director/author Gerald Thomas.