.........Harry Crowl is a Brazilian-American composer of classical music born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on October 6th, 1958. First music studies in his native town. He went on to study in the US with Charles Jones, both privately and at the Juilliard School of Music. Later, he also earned a degree in English and Portuguese in Brazil. Further composition studies under Peter Sculthorpe in Dartington, England. His music is very expressive and dense with poetic, oniric, abstract, and mostly, non-linear structures. It draws on many influences including early Portuguese polyphony, Brazilian colonial religious music and 20th century musical and aesthetical trends. He is also interested in literature and visual arts in general.
.........Living in Curitiba, southern state of Paraná, he is currently the Artistic Director of the Federal University of Paraná’s Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor of composition and music history at the School of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná (EMBAP). His also produces and presents radio broadcasts on both classical and contemporary music for the State of Paraná Educational Radio. Harry Crowl’s production comprises all genres of instrumental and vocal music ranging from solo to orchestral, from songs to opera covering a range of more than 100 pieces and it has been performed and broadcast all over the world. As a musicologist, he discovered, compiled, edited and published some important late 18th century music by Brazilian composers of great importance to early Latin-American music.