Andersen Viana is a composer and professor at Fundação Clóvis Salgado – Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte-Brazil. He began composing at the age of 13 and became a professor at the age of 19. Subsequently he completed 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), Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and the Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. He has received 29 composition awards in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. Up to the present he has composed around 400 pieces for chamber and full orchestra, choir and various ensembles as well as music for electronic instruments. He has also organized and conducted/directed various vocal and instrumental ensembles such as: Orquestra Experimental (1983), Septheto Rio (1986), Coro Pedagógico da FEBEM (1991), Coro do Centro de Estudos da Embaixada do Brasil em Roma (1993), Coro da Cultura Inglesa BH (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), the Coral IOCHPE MAXION (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, the USA, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.