Vania Dantas Leite


© Vania Dantas Leite

Started studying music at the age of three, beginning her career as a pianist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Piano (1968), Composition and Conducting (1972), master’s degree in music (1996) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. and a Doctorate degree (2004) at the University of Rio de Janeiro.

Since 1965 Vania has been awarded some important prizes, being engaged in contemporary music, composing, teaching, showing twentieth century’s music as a soloist, lecturer and in chamber groups. In 1981, she started teaching Musical Analyses and Experimental Music at Rio de Janeiro’s University – UniRio. In 1986, she introduces the discipline Electroacoustic Music Composition in the graduate’s program of Musical Composition. In 1992, she created and directed the UniRio Electroacoustic Music Studios – EME/IVL until 2012, when she retired at the University.