here are some of the 2021 publications, in this website
Congratulations to all the organizers, to my fantastic colleague Kari Cruver Medina (United States of America) for the 1st Prize and to the great Joshua Fishbein for the 3rd Prize, also from the USA.
"...rivers in red we see
we are the water and the blood
God! Time will not stop!..."
My new piece "LINE OF CYCLES!" will be premiered on December 11 in Tokyo, by Satoko Inoue (piano), Kanae Mizobuchi (voice), and Kota Sakamoto (tuba), during the Keiko Yoneda ICC 2021.
Gerson Batista | LINE OF CYCLES! | for female voice, tuba, piano and electronics
My new piece "the Creation Anima Animus" will be premiered on December 3rd at the Orgel Park by the incredible Black Pencil, in a concert inserted in the Festival Prix Annelie de Man 2021, in Amsterdam.
"the Creation Anima Animus" | for blockflute, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion and fixed media electronics
Black Pencil | Jorge Isaac (blockflute), Matthijs Koene (panflute), Esra Pehlivanli (viola), Marko Kassl (accordion), Enric Monfort (percussion)
My latest piece for Symphony Orchestra "FADO COURSE" won the Excellence Award at the Hangzhou Contemporary Music Festival "Art Creation Awards", which will take place in the beautiful Chinese city of Hangzhou, from October 15th to 19th, at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.
FADO COURSE  | A piece about the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues for Symphony Orchestra | Gerson Batista
My piece "Tolstoy's Dream", performed by Ivan TSAREV, received 4 Awards at the Moscow Conservatory, last September 6th, to start the Organ Taurida maraton, and will consequently be recorded, edited and included in another series of concerts, which will join the dozens of concerts already scheduled throughout Russia.
- Prize from the Foundation of the composer Vladislav Uspensky - performance of the composition "Tolstoy's Dream" written by Gerson de Sousa Batista (Portugal) in St. Petersburg, at a unique organ-vocal evening dedicated to literary images in the music of the composer Vladislav Uspensky.
- Prize from the Foundation for the Development of Russian-French Historical Initiatives - a book-album in English about Russia, its history and culture, as well as an exclusive performance of the composition at the event of the project “Leningrad 2021”- in the presence of the latest Soviet, French, American, Canadian veterans of the Second World War. – to composer Gerson de Sousa Batista (Portugal) "Tolstoy's Dream".
- Special prize from magazine “Organ”- a large article about the creativity and compositions of the composers Salvatore Passantino (Italy), Eli Tauseen á Láva (Faroe Islands, Denmark), Bruno Vláhek (Croatia), Aleksander Szopa (Poland), Gerson de Sousa Batista (Portugal)
- Special prize from the BOMBA PETER Music Company and personally CEO - Oleg Grabko - the release of the CD, the collection of 5 compositions written by the following composers - Salvatore Passantino (Italy), Eli Tauseen á Láva (Faroe Islands, Denmark), Bruno Vláhek (Croatia), Aleksander Szopa (Poland), Gerson de Sousa Batista (Portugal).
My new piece ESTRATIFICAÇÕES was premiered by the fantastic Performa Ensemble this Thursday, September 23rd, at 6:00 pm, at the Fernanda Correia Auditorium, at the Gaia Conservatory and in September 24th at the Auditorium of the Regional Music Conservatory "Dr. José de Azeredo Perdigão " in Viseu,
ESTRATIFICAÇÕES | for piano, flute, guitar, percussion and electronics
My new piece "CHANGES!" was awarded with the 3rd Prize at the Busan International Composition Competition 2021, in South Korea, and will be soon premiered in the Busan Choral Festival, wich is the largest festival of its kind in the entire Asian continent and where every year around 700 singers from various countries and around 1000 South Korean singers gather to sing works from all over the world.
2021 Busan International Composition Competition Winners:
1st Place: Ryle Nicole Custodio "Tagu-taguan" (Philippines)
2nd Place: Jaehyeok Choi "Arirang" (South Korea)
3rd Place: Gerson de Sousa Batista "Changes!" (Portugal)
My most recent piece "MY BIPOLAR DISORDER" for solo piano, will soon premiere in Reno (Nevada, USA), after being one of the winners of Call reNEW Music 2021, which featured more than 300 compositions from all over the world.
My work DEREPENTE! for solo violin and electronics was awarded with the prize for Outstanding Artistic Merit at the International Composition Competition Professor Marin Goleminov 2020 in Bulgaria and will be soon premiered at the next SONOGRAMS Contemporary Music Festival in Sofia.
I recently composed 4 pieces for these fantastic musicians. The challenge was to write a song for each season, in a tone that sounded traditional but contemporary at the same time. For now, let's hear " THE WINTER".