Composer, singer, and writer
Armando Lôbo has won the most important Brazilian music awards for both his contemporary classical and popular music work, in addition to international prizes.
Revista Continente – “Somber and radiant”, “the composer exhibits his cultural backbone weaving references to several names from literature and music"
Estado de Minas – “... more ideas and provocations than most celebrated “geniuses” in their entire careers.”
O Globo - ''Lobo injects fresh blood into Brazilian music'', ''an ambitious musical surprise'',
- rating: *****
JB – “a fruit from the crop of new authors and performers that are revolving the foundations of Brazilian Music."
Folha de São Paulo - personal diction.” – rating:“GREAT”
Estado de São Paulo – “total ecstasy, from the first to the last track”
PRIZES AND AWARDS
FUNARTE Award - one of the winners of the 2016 Classical Composition Award of the Brazilian National Foundation for the Arts (the most important Brazilian prize for classical music)
First Prize at the EmreAraci Composition Competition (UK)
Finalist of the Spark Greyfriars - international sacred music competition (UK)
Best soundtrack at the Ceará (Canoas) International Film Festival
Rio de Janeiro's Secretariat for Culture Prize for research and artistic creation
FUNARTE Award - one of the winners of the 2012 Classical Composition Award of the Brazilian National Foundation for the Arts
Prêmio da Música Brasileira 2010 (the most important Brazilian Music Award)
CAPES PhD Scholarship
CAPES Master’s Grant – for academic merit
Ary Severo Prize (PE / Brazil) – for best fiction film screenplay
*VENENO BENTO (Blessed Poison) - new album coming out January 28th, 2022
* Armando's first solo album Alegria dos Homens is now available on the main digital platforms, with a fresh remix.
A French review of Lôbo's CYCLES:
"living master of Brazilian musical composition" (...) "whether from the Orient or from Africa, Lôbo's vertiginous colors were the crowning jewels in a re-invented Brazil wrapped in contemporary, nearly abstractionist sounds, punctuated by the expressionistic sonorities of the vibraphone and echos of our percussive, ancestral past. Both physical and deliciously instinctual, Noche Latina has cleared a new space in the rich, red earth where music alone reigns supreme. Majestic. Manuel Ferrer, Courrier de l'Ouest/France
*** Conceptual opera in the making.
Iludens! is a major project that involves music, theatre, literature, philosophy and anthropology, using the notion of 'play' as structural basis.