VIC FIRTH ARTIST
NEY ROSAURO

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ney Rosauro has developed a successful international career as a percussionist, composer and pedagogue.

With his unique style of writing which combines charming melodies with catchy rhythms, he utilizes the rich elements of Brazilian folklore to create stylized compositions that are full of life and fantasy, and has been enchanting audiences all over the world.

His more than 100 compositions and method books have become standard in the percussion repertoire, and his Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra is the most popular percussion concerto of all time and has been performed over 2.500 times by distinguished orchestras worldwide. His 11 CDs have been hailed by critics, percussionists and general music-lovers alike.

As soloist and pedagogue he has done several courses, solo concerts (and with orchestras) in Brazil, Cuba, México, Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, Poland, Belgium, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, England, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, Canada and USA.

From 1987 until 2000 he directed the Percussion Department at the Federal University of Santa Maria, RS in Brazil.

From 2000 until 2009 he was director of Percussion Studies at the University of Miami, FL in USA.

Dr. Rosauro is a Yamaha, Sabian and Contemporanea artist and play exclusively with N.R. mallets and sticks by Vic Firth.


"Reflections On The New World"
from "Two Reflections for Solo Vibraphone"


PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PERFORMANCE:
Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Soft. Designed specifically for the low register of the extended range vibraphone.
L = 15 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Medium. For full and extremely rich sound throughout the keyboard.
L = 15 3/4"
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Watch Ney perform his compositions!

   
"Brazilian Landscape" from
"Two Reflections for Solo Vibraphone"
"Prelude No. 1" from
"Three Preludes for Solo Marimba"

"Concerto for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble"
with the University of Miami Percussion Ensemble

Movement I Movement II
   
Movement III Movement IV


"Serenata for Marimba/Vibraphone and Orchestra"
with the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro in Porto Alegre, Brazil


Movement II Movement III & IV



CHECK OUT NEY’S SIGNATURE LINE OF VIC FIRTH PRODUCTS:

Ney Rosauro designed this special series of marimba and vibraphone mallets to reflect the sound he desires for his award winning compositions. Rattan shafts and rubber cores coupled with special yarn and cord choices assure the player of a pure and natural sound that projects the full capabilities of the instrument.

   
Artist Spotlight Product Overview

For Marimba:


Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Soft. For rich bass and well defined fundamental in the lower register. With rattan shafts.
L = 16 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Medium Soft. Produces a warm and round sound while maintaining clear articulation. With rattan shafts.
L = 16 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Medium Hard. A versatile and general mallet that produces full and natural sound throughout the entire keyboard. With rattan shafts.
L = 16 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Hard. Cuts well‚ but still maintains a pure fundamental sound. With rattan shafts.
L = 16 3/4"
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For Vibraphone:


Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Soft. Designed specifically for the low register of the extended range vibraphone.
L = 15 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Medium. For full and extremely rich sound throughout the keyboard.
L = 15 3/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Hard. A heavier mallet that provides more articulation and is ideal for large halls.
L = 15 3/4"
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Hybrid:


Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
General. An all purpose mallet for rich‚ full sound on any keyboard.
L = 16 1/4"
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Ney Rosauro Signature Keyboard
Very Hard. A very articulate and extremely powerful mallet.
L = 16 1/4"
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For Snare Drum:
Ney Rosauro Signature Snare Stick (SNR)
Featues an elongated tip with increased surface area for enhanced sound quality. long taper provides excellent rebound. Hickory
L = 16.56" | Dia. = .600"
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