Victor Somma

Flutist, composer

Started in
2021
Musician type
Flutist, composer
Host institution
KU Leuven
Nationality
Brazil Portugal
Victor Somma

Brazilian flutist and composer, Victor Somma holds a Master degree in composition from the LUCA- Arts Lemmensinstituut and a bachelor in flute from the UFRJ-National School of Music-Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. 

In recent years Victor Somma have been invited to compose works for the Lemmens Institute Symphony Orchestra, the Chorales Equinox, Aschot Katchatourian, Sevak Avanesyan, Berten D'Hollander, Aders Ljungar-Chapelon, among others.

In 2013 was invited by pianist Maria João Pires to coordinate the musical creation workshops of the Chorales Equinox, a sociocultural project developed by Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth which works with teenagers in psychiatry, disadvantaged children and also in a maximum-security prison. With these workshops, he performed several concerts and recordings with the different groups he worked with between 2013 and 2020.

In Brazil, he played and recorded with important names such as Egberto Gismonti, Zeca Assumpção, Humberto Araújo and Itiberê Zwarg, in addition to playing as a guest musician in the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Victor Somma has performed in Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, Cuba, Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Holland. Between 2002 and 2011 he formed a group to play his compositions with which he travelled throughout Brazil and Caribe performing numerous concerts and workshops, participating in international festivals as well as radio and TV programs. In 2007 he represented Brazil in international festivals with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture in Cuba and El Salvador.

Since 2011 Victor Somma has been collaborating with humanitarian aid projects and sociocultural projects in risk areas in the city of Rio de Janeiro. His vision of the musician as an agent of transformation in society culminates in his doctoral research « The Composer as a co-creator of bridges between society and contemporary music: A question of dialogue?