Eunice Katunda

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Eunice Katunda (born March 14, 1915 in Rio de Janeiro ; † August 3, 1990 in São José dos Campos ) was a Brazilian composer and pianist.

Katunda studied with Mozart Camargo Guarnieri , Hans-Joachim Koellreutter and Hermann Scherchen and taught at the Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro.

She composed a radio opera, a piece for string orchestra, a piano concerto , homage to Schönberg for two pianos, viola and cello, chamber music works, cantatas , choral works and songs . Katunda combined the influences of Afro-Brazilian music with the twelve-tone technique in her compositions and influenced composers such as Luigi Nono and Bruno Maderna .