Henrique Coe is a Brazilian and Canadian composer currently doing a doctoral degree in composition at the University of Toronto. Henrique likes to write sacred music and classical music based on religious themes. As for his style, he likes using modern and contemporary techniques within a traditional language.
In 2017, Henrique composed three pieces for the Dedication of the Montréal Cathedral in Canada, and his piece “Ave Maris Stella” was premiered by the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais in Brazil. Also in 2017, his piece “Defend us in Battle” was premiered in Canada by the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra, and he had two world premieres in Portugal.
Henrique previously studied composition at Université de Montréal (Canada) and music education at Conservatório Brasileiro de Música (Brazil), as well as management at Université Aix-Marseille III (France). He was composer-in-residence for a few ensembles at the Université de Montréal and at the University of Toronto from 2013 to 2016. At the University of Toronto, Henrique was also a Teaching Assistant in Music Theory I from 2015 to 2017 and in Music Skills I in 2018.
As a performer, Henrique played saxophone with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira Jovem and flute with the Coral Arquidiocesano de Niterói (Brazil). He developed his music skills at the symphonic band of the Salesian school in Niterói. Henrique was also the first conductor of the youth choir Pequenos Cantores de São Judas Tadeu in Niterói.
Videos of Coe’s works can be watched at www.henriquecoe.com.