AWARDS

Downbeat Award certificates for the Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Large Ensemble (2016).

Downbeat Award certificates for the Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Large Ensemble (2016).

Carlos Gomes Medal invitation and and gift from the mayor. Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Carlos Gomes Medal invitation and and gift from the mayor. Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil.

Brazilian Press Award, Miami.

Brazilian Press Award, Miami.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima and Carlomagno Araya (drummer and producer of "Bossa Nova Sinfônico") at the Brazilian Press Award, Miami.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima and Carlomagno Araya (drummer and producer of "Bossa Nova Sinfônico") at the Brazilian Press Award, Miami.

2016 – Medalha Carlos Gomes

2016 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding studio studio orchestra arrangement” (Spanish Suite, featuring Chick Corea and Terence Blanchard)

2016 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding Latin ensemble”: Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Large Ensemble

2016 – George Duke Commissioning Competition (Symphonic Jazz Orchestra): Second place (Trickster)

2015 – ASMAC Pete Rugolo BIG BAND Arranging and Composing Competition: Honorary Award (Abertura SubUrbana)

2015 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “best small ensemble composition” (Especiarías Búlgaras)

2015 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding Latin ensemble” (as conductor of the Frost Salsa Orchestra)

2015 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding studio recording engineer”

2015 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding live recording engineer”

2015 – ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, (Balance Shift)

2014 – ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, (Fables of Mingus)

2014 – JEN Student Composition Showcase award winner, (Quebra-cabeças)

2014 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding large ensemble composition” (Brookmeyer Motives)

2014 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “best studio recording engineer”

2014 – Brazilian Press Award (Bossa Nova Sinfônico)

2013 – Latin GRAMMY nomination as “best classical composer” (Abertura Jobiniana)

2013 –ARS Brasilis National Contest for arrangers (Brazil) in tribute to Milton Nascimento: 3rd place

2013 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “best latin ensemble” (as conductor of the Frost Recording Ensemble)

2013 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “best classical ensemble” (as conductor of the Henry Mancini Institute Chamber Ensemble)

2012 – Downbeat magazine graduate student award: “outstanding small ensemble composition” (Transfigurações Brasileiras)

2011 – One of the 30 Brazilian musicians selected artists to participate in the RUMOS national program, sponsored by ITAU Bank

2010 – One of the five selected conductors to participate in the Prelúdio competition (a classical music contest for young musicians realized by the Brazilian national TV Cultura)

2009 – 1º Place in the II Latin-American Composition Award Ricardo Rizek for young composers (Pelos Ares)

2008 – Winner with the Rafael de Lima Quartet of the FURNAS: GERAÇÃO MUSICAL III Award in the State of São Paulo – category: Instrumental Music

 

 

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima and Chick Corea, Arsht Center of Performing Arts, Miami.

Rafael Piccolotto de Lima and Chick Corea, Arsht Center of Performing Arts, Miami.