About Zeca Lacerda

Zeca Lacerda is a percussionist and Professor of Music at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil. As an advocate of new music, Zeca has worked with composers such as Bob Becker, Christian Wolff, Elliott Sharp, Gabriela Ortiz, George Lewis, James Romig, Jeff Herriott, John L. Adams, Lewis Nielson, Steve Reich, Stuart S. Smith, and Thomas DeLio, having commissioned and premiered works from several of them. He has performed with premier ensembles such as the Singapore, the Brazilian, and the Petrobras Symphony Orchestras, and Abstrai Ensemble. Zeca has released two albums through Soundset Recordings and has appeared on labels such as New World Records. As a scholar, Zeca has published in Percussive Notes, Rhythm! Scene, Per Musi, Musica Hodie, and other journals. Awards received include Percussive Arts Society and Zildjian scholarships. He earned a Doctoral degree in Contemporary Music, with a specialization in Instrumental Performance, from Bowling Green State University.