Arts manager, musical producer and composer, Thiago Cury started his classical piano studies with Emma Souza Lima, and popular piano and jazz theory at CLAM. Later he studied arrangement and jazz harmony with Claudio Leal and piano and harmony with Hilton Valente (Gogô). In 1999 he got the Composition bachelor’s degree from University of São Paulo (USP), where he studied with masters Willy Corrêa de Oliveira (composition) and Gilberto Tinetti (piano).
Since 1993 Thiago develops sound creations for cinema, theater, opera, dance, performance and art exhibitions. He has worked with Coffin Joe, Teatro da Verigem, Phillipe Barcinsky, Carlos Nader, Jorge Bodansky, Evaldo Mocarzel, Luis Fernando Bongiovanni, Marie Ange Bordas, Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Cinemateca Brasileira, Canal Arte (France), among others.
His music have been played in festivals like Festival Música Nova, Encompor - Encontro de Compositores Latino-Americanos, Festival de Prados, won prizes like Prêmio Nascente, Concurso Nacional de Arranjos para Banda Sinfônica de Tatuí, and been awarded at Festival Internacional de Cinema de Brasília, Festival de Teatro de Americana, Projeto Mais que uma Canção - Orquestra Sinfônica da USP and Projeto Música Plural.
Thiago also works with actions related to art education, like the planning of the Programa Vale-Música (Vale do Rio Doce), masterclasses and workshops in Brazilian public schools and cultural institutions.
In 2005 Thiago founded ÁguaForte, a record label and publisher where he develops special projects in music, producing concerts, recording CDs and LPs, and publishing scores. In these last 10 years some of the highlights of ÁguaForte works were the projects Willy Corrêa de Oliveira – The Present (double CD and two score albuns), Todo Nazareth – Complete Works (six score albuns) and Bixiga70 (7”, LP and CD).
In 2009 worked as a consultant for the Ministério da Cultura (Brazilian cultural department), and in 2010 as the Director of the Music Center of Funarte (Brazilian national foundation for the arts).
In 2013 we started a new project: Strange Music Festival, that took place in São Paulo in 3 different venues.