Marcílio Onofre (João Pessoa – Brazil, 1982) is a composer, pianist and researcher. In 2002 he graduated in piano from the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB/Brazil) and in 2009 obtained his Masters in Composition at the same institution 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 (2010 - USA), 6th SCCM New Composition (2010 - China), Camargo Guarnieri (2011 - Brazil), National Foundation of Arts (2010, 2012, 2014 - Brazil) and Prêmio Latino-Americano de Composição Piero Bastianelli (2015 - 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) and Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik (Germany). 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. Marcílio Onofre is currently a Ph.D. student at Federal University of Paraíba.