Marcílio Onofre (João Pessoa – Brazil, 1982) is a composer, pianist and researcher. He is graduated in piano from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB/Brazil), same institution where he obtained two of his graduate degrees (Master and Doctor of Music in Composition), under the guidance of composer Dr. Eli-Eri Moura. In 2013 he obtained his Artist Diploma from the Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie, under the guidance of Dr. h.c. Krzysztof Penderecki, with scholarship from the Brazilian Mozarteum. Marcílio Onofre has received many prizes, among them: DuoSolo Emerging Composer Competition (USA), 6th SCCM New Composition (China), Camargo Guarnieri (Brazil), National Foundation of Arts (Brazil) and Prêmio Latino-Americano de Composição Piero Bastianelli (Brazil). His work has been performed in various festivals like the XVI Biennial of Contemporary Brazilian Music (Brazil), Biennale of Contemporary Music in Mato Grosso (Brazil), Cortona Sessions for New Music (Italy), Académie Internationale de Musique et de Danse du Domaine Forget (Canada), Cátedra Manuel de Falla (Sevilla/Cádiz – Spain), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (Germany) and LONDON EAR Festival (U.K.). Since 2013, Marcílio Onofre has been the curator of the Festival Virtuosi Século XXI, an event dedicated to the dissemination of New Music in the Brazilian northeast.