Andersen Viana is a composer and professor at State Fundação Clóvis Salgado (www.fcs.mg.gov.br) in Belo Horizonte-Brazil. He began composing at the age of 13 and became a professor at the age of 19. Subsequently he completed his PhD studies in composition at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and furthered his studies at other institutions in Brazil, Italy and Sweden such as the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has received 37 composition awards in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. Up to the present he has composed 430 pieces for chamber music and full orchestra, choir and various ensembles as well as music for electronic instruments. He has also organized, conducted and directed various vocal and instrumental ensembles such as: Orquestra Experimental (1983), Septheto Rio (1986), Coro Pedagógico da FEBEM (1991), Coro Choir of Brazilian Embassy in Rome (CEB) (1993), Cultura Inglesa BH Choir (1994), Trio Barroco (1994), Orchestra Virtual (1995), Estocolmo Nonet (1996), The Duo (1997), Coro da SMRU, Camerata Primavera (2003), A Cigarra e a Orquestra (2006–2008), IOCHPE MAXION Choir (2009) and the Coral Sebastião Vianna (2014). He has published articles, scores, CDs, DVDs and books and developed diverse musical projects in countries other than Brazil such as: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.