Marcelo Chacur Politano (1989) is a Brazilian composer based in Amsterdam since 2015. His music tries to explore a dialogue between local singularities and human universalities. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in jazz saxophone at the University of São Paulo (UNICAMP) in 2012 and then continued his studies in composition at the Conservatoire of São Paulo (EMESP) with the Brazilian composers Rodrigo Lima and Silvio Ferraz. His artistic production consists of works for chamber ensembles, soloists and symphonic orchestra, having already worked in the Netherlands with the Atlas Ensemble and the Symfonieorkest Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
From 2007 till 2014, Marcelo could learn more about South American folk music by playing along with traditional musicians from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador in the Chasky Project and from 2012 to 2015 he was a member of Obra Aberta, an important Brazilian ensemble of experimental music. He is currently finishing his master studies in composition at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where he is taking classes with the Dutch composer Joël Bons and the Belgian composer Wim Henderickx.