André Taciano was Born in 1982, in Brazil. He was the fourth son of a writer, Waldemar Rosa Ferreira and a nurse, Maria das Graças Soares Ferreira. He started his music education in a small town called Divinópolis, where he passed all his childhood.
He studied violin and music theory in the Municipal School of Music Maestro Ivan Silva. As a violinist, in addition to experience in festivals and popular music, He has participated in orchestras in several cities such as Divinópolis, Itaúna and Belo Horizonte. For ten years he has been a violinist of the Military Police Symphony Orchestra of Minas Gerais, and he has received several professional awards for his performance in the musician-military career.
He graduated in Music with a degree in Violin from UEMG - The State University of Minas Gerais, 2012. He also graduated as a Technologist in Public Safety from APM / EFAS - Military Police Academy of Minas Gerais, 2014.
In 2007, He returned to live in his hometown Belo Horizonte, after he got married with Carolina Vasconcelos. And they have two children, Alice Soares (10 years old) and Pedro Soares (1 year old).
In 2010 he was a private student of Professor Nelson Salomé, conducting the course 'Variables of the Harmonic Study and its compositional applications'. André Taciano has always shown great interest and aptitude for the musical composition, which contributed to the fact that in 2011 he won the 1st prize in the Composition and Arrangement Competition for the Symphonic Band of the Artistic Education Foundation - FEA, with the work "Intersonho:Respingo de vento e Lamento " . Even though he wrote for the first time for that type of symphonic formation, a fact that caused admiration in the jury of this contest.
In the following years he participated in courses about Arrangement and Orchestration with the Professor Alexandre Brasolim (Paraná - BR) and he also participated of the "Free Course of Musical Composition, Invention Melodica", with Brazilian composer and teacher Rafael Nassif, who lives in Austria, nowadays. He is a private student of this last one, since 2014, realizing periodically classes and meetings with him, through “skype.”
After the composition of the symphonic poem "Suite à la carte", for string quartet, the composer demonstrated that his influences go beyond the musical aspect, they also reach by diverse variants such as literature, theater, philosophy and cinema, which contributed to his awarded by the Academy of Letters João Guimarães Rosa with the Cultural Merit Medal Saul Alves Martins, 2012.
He was a member of the Research Group on Electroacoustic Music at CEFAR (Center for Artistic Training at the Clóvis Salgado Foundation at the Palácio das Artes), participating as a composer and collaborator in the creation of soundtracks for plays from 2010 to 2012. In addition, compositional works for string quartet, orchestras, symphonic bands and cartoons, such as the Tudestória animation project, 2012 and the play 'Havia', developed by Clóvis Salgado Foundation's Theatrical Nucleus - Palácio das Artes, 2013.
Nowadays he´s composed the original soundtrack of the short film Poustex, a 3D animation created by BaloOm Animation Studios, which has used high technology in its process.
If you want more details about his recent work, you may access: (https://poustex.com/).