Rodolfo Vieira

Rodolfo Vieira was named one of the 100 Young Creative Talents of the European Union in 2009. He was also a prizewinner at national and international competitions, including the RDP2 Prémio Jovens Músicos, Julio Cardona International Competition, the Philharmonic Society of Arlington Competition, the Meadowmount School of Music Chamber Music Competition, and the “Búzio” Revelation Prize from Portugal.

Mr. Vieira appeared as a soloist with the ERA Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, the Metropolitan Academic Orchestra of Lisbon, and the Espinho Symphony Orchestra. He also appeared in solo and chamber music recitals in North and Central America and Europe. As concertmaster, Rodolfo performed with the Conservatory Project Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C; the Latin Chamber Orchestra; and the Tutti Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Vieira served as assistant concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, and Alan Gilbert. Rodolfo appeared at the Ravinia Festival, Lucerne Festival Academy, Oviedo Festival, Gijon Festival, Algarve Festival, and the MusicAtlântico Festival. His performances have been broadcast on WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, as well as Portuguese national radio. Rodolfo is a founding member of the Botelho Vieira Piano Quartet. Rodolfo served as a member of the jury at the Sejong Violin Competition in 2012.

Mr. Vieira is passionate about performing violin with live electronics and writing software for mobile apps and audio processing used in interactive live performances. Rodolfo brought IRCAM's technology to Northwestern University to perform Pierre Boulez's Anthèmes II for solo violin and Live electronics in 2011 as part of his doctoral research. Recently, Rodolfo joined forces with Chris Mercer, faculty at the Bienen School of Music, to create the Micro Orchestra project and have been invited to perform and speak at the Midwest Music Information Gathering at the Segal Institute / Northwestern University, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States at Virginia Tech, the Toronto International Electro-Acoustic Symposium and the International Computer Music Conference at the University of North Texas.

Rodolfo is currently on the Artist Faculty of the Academy of the Music Institute of Chicago at Ravinia and has been invited to join Northwestern University Academic and Research Technologies / Advanced Media Production Studio as a Senior Software Developer.