Nikolai Brücher


Born in Rio de Janeiro on January 13th.


1999 - 2003 .

Undergraduate studies in composition (Bachelor) at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, class of Prof. Dawid Korenchendler

1999 - 2002

Courses in choral conducting and in music analysis at the Pro-Arte Music School, in Rio de Janeiro, class of Prof. Dr. Carlos Alberto Figueiredo.


Assistant librarian at the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira)


Completion of undergraduate studies with the performance of the cantata “Paisagem de uma alma ao contrário”.

2005 - 2007

Graduate studies in composition (Master) at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.


1st Prize at the I Cláudio Santoro Composition Competition for Tri Kartina for orchestra.  Epeisodion performed at the XVI Bienal for contemporary brazilian Music.


1st Prize at the Quinteto Amizade 2006 Composition Competition for Vibrações Variantes.

Composition course with Edino Krieger at the XXXVI Winter Music Festival of Campos de Jordão (São Paulo).


Completion of graduate studies with a final dissertation on trends of contemporary symphonic music in Brazil.

2nd Prize at the Camargo Guarnieri Composition Competition 2007 for the symphonic suite Mocágua.

Assistant artistic producer at the XIII Rio International Cello Encouter.



Professor for ear-training and choral conductor at the University of Barra Mansa.

Artistic producer at the XIV Rio International Cello Encouter.

2008 - 2009

Graduate studies in composition (Master) at the University of Performing Arts Munich, Germany, class of Prof. Jan Müller-Wieland.



Assistant to music director Fabrizio Cassol for the Le Savali project, a production of spielzeit’europa, at Berliner Festspiele.

Assistant artist manager at the fourfortytwo agency, in Berlin.



FUNARTE Composition Prize 2011, chamber orchestra category, for the Saxophone concerto Mistral.

2011 - 2013

Planning and operations manager at the Philharmonie der Nationen orchestra in Hamburg, Germany.

2013 - 2014

Self-employed music manager, working with several agencies.  Free-lance work as composer and arranger.

2014 -

Music librarian at the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.