Guitarist, composer and arranger Marco Pereira makes a successful career in Brazil and abroad.
The guitarist, composer and arranger Marco Pereira has recently posted a beautiful picture of a 6-string Lineu Bravo guitar on his Facebook page. The talented Lineu Bravo’s client, who is from São Paulo, is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He has been consolidating an admirable career over the years, in Brazil and abroad. Lear more about it!
Marco Pereira is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He is from São Paulo, where he had guitar lessons with Isaias Sávio at “Conservatório Dramático e Musical de São Paulo”.
He lived in France for five years and has a Master’s degree in Classic Guitar (Université Musicale Internationale de Paris). He also wrote a book named “Heitor Villa-Lobos, sua obra para violão” and has achieved the first place in many important music contests.
In Brazil, he created two guitar courses at University of Brasilia.
He has also recorded two albums that leaded him to the Town Hall, in NYC.
He has already played in partnership with important Brazilian musicians such as Luciana Souza, Zélia Duncan, Edu Lobo, Cássia Eller, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Wagner Tiso, Daniela Mercury, Zizi Possi, Rildo Hora, Paulinho da Viola, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Fátima Guedes, Nelson Gonçalves and Roberto Carlos.
He received the Sharp Award in 1993 and in 1994.
Marco plays as a soloist in the USA and in Europe.
He also works as a teacher at ‘Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)’.
Marco released didactic material for musicians, such as a 7-string method in partnership with Rogério Caetano, also a Lineu Bravo’s client.
Marco Pereira and his Lineu Bravo guitar
Marco Pereira left a testimonial about the instrument that Lineu Bravo has made for him. Check it out:
”In a performance that I gave in Sorocaba, I met Lineu’s father who told me: ‘I have already seen you playing a 7-string guitar made by my son’. Well, I am already playing one and all I can say is that all my other guitars are in silence now. Lineu’s guitar is versatile and goes well in different styles. It is a good instrument. I have no words to explain the sonority of it because it is a secret that only the greatest luthiers of the world know.”
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Video recently published by Paula Borghi overwhelmed the luthier Lineu Bravo
The luthier Lineu Bravo was really touched by seeing two clients playing together on a video that has recently been published on Facebook. The musicians Paula Borghi, who has a 6-string guitar made by the luthier, and Maurício Carrilho, who played in the video a 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian cedar top, made in 2006. The song was named “Desnorteada”, composed by Mauricio.
About Paula Borghi
Paula was born in Santo Andre, in São Paulo, and when she was 9 years old she started studying music at Tatuí Conservatorium.
She also has a degree in music and has achieved the first place in many important guitar contests.
In 2013, she released an álbum named “Café da Dona Chica” with the group água de Vintém. Also in 2013, she released an álbum in partnership with Mauricio Carrilho.
She plays in partnership with important Brazilian musicians such as Maurício Carrilho, Cristóvão Bastos, Alessandro Penezzi, Nailor Proveta, Pedro Amorim, Toninho Carrasqueira, Aquiles Morais, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Antônio Rocha, Luciana Rabelo, Toninho Ferragutti, Paulo Sérgio Santos. Nowadays she teaches music lessons.
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About Mauricio Carrilho
Mauricio Carrilho, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, is a musician, producer, and a popular Brazilian song researcher. He is also a Lineu Bravo’s client.
He started his career in 1977, taking part of many musical groups such as “Carioquinhas” and “O Trio”.
In the late 90’s, Mauricio established a record label with Luciana Rabello, the “Acarei Records”, where he has been doing a great research about Choro.
The musician also develops a great work on education, travelling around Brazil, attending workshops based on Choro (the first popular Brazilian music genre).
Mauricio Carrilho and his Lineu Bravo guitar
Mauricio got a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2006, a 7-string guitar with Canadian cedro top.At the time, he gave his instrument to an Australian friend, the musician Doug De Vries, who played the guitar and felt in love with it, but he could not wait his own to be ready. Mauricio says he did it because he was sure he would receive an instrument as good as the one he had.
So, Lineu Bravo made a second guitar for him, just like the another one.
Mauricio gave a testimonial about Lineu Bravo’s guitar:
“In my opinion, Lineu Bravo is the best Brazilian Luthier. I think that’s because he has a rare skill with wood, a simple and flawless finishing, a regularity in the results that made me deliver it to a foreign friend (Douglas de Vries), who couldn’t wait his guitar to be ready, my own guitar. I did that peacefully because I was sure that I would receive from Lineu another instrument so good as that one that I used to have. Besides all that, Lineu is the first high level Brazilian luthier who has a musical education completely connected to ‘Choro’. He is a great mandolin and ‘cavaquinho’ soloist, although a little bit out of practice due to the big amount of orders, which conveys all his success. He knows the timbre characteristics and playability that an instrument should have in order to help the musician to have a good performance. So, his guitars, ‘cavaquinhos’ and mandolins have the perfect tuning, volume, projection, they are comfortable and have a big stability, even when subjected to extreme conditions of temperature and humidity. Anyway, Lineu Bravo is the biggest example of the great progress that Brazilian lutheria has reached over the last years, thanks to a lot of masters work. And it is not easy to be the best among so many competent people.”
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About Lineu Bravo
Lineu Bravo, Brazilian luthier, makes instruments for clientes all over the world. One of his international clients is Hagai Rehavia: guitarist and composer who was born in Israel. His musical influences include Brazilian musicians such as Toninho Horta and Marco Pereira (who is also a Lineu Bravo’s client).
The musician got to know the luthier through Ulisses Rocha, a Brazilian guitarist. Hagai acquired a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2007: a 6-string Cedar guitar with Indian Jacaranda.
About Hagai Rehavia
The musician Hagai Rehavia was born in 1968 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and started playing the guitar at the age of 15. He learned to play from books and friends. After he got in touch with important Israeli composers and musicians, such as
Matti Caspi, Yoni Rechter and Shlomo Gronich, he started to expand and develop his own musical vocabulary and technique, influenced by Brazilian bossa nova and jazz.
Delighted with Brazilian music, which he got to know from his Brazilian neighbors, he ended up visiting Brazil, and for many times he met important Brazilian musicians such as Marco Pereira, Ulisses Rocha, Toninho Horta and Raphael Rabello.
In 1998, he formed a band named “Tucan Trio”. They used to perform their own compositions as well as innovative arrangements of Brazilian music. The band members are: Amir Milstein (flute), Joca Perpignan (percussion) and Hagai (guitar).
The “Tucan Trio” launched an Album named “Tucan” in 1999 and performed at important music Festivals in Israel and all over the world. They also played in partnership with the Brazilian mandolin player Armandinho in Israel, USA and Brazil.
Hagai has also played in partnership with the renowned Brazilian composer Edu Lobo and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002.
Hagai’s solo album named “Bebe”, was launched in 2005, with a Brazilian repertoire.
He is also an author of 4 guitar books, which contain guitar arrangements for Israeli famous classics.
About Lineu Bravo
The musician Rafael Schimidt has recently purchased a 7-string guitar made by luthier Lineu Bravo. 9 years before that, he had acquired a 6-string one.
The guitarist, who started his career when he was 15 and has a unique musical style, left a testimonial about the instrument built by the luthier:
“I got to know Lineu’s work through my friend Alessandro Penezzi, who has a 6-string Lineu Bravo guitar. The guitar made by Lineu has a great playability, impressive workmanship and Brazilian pure sound.”
Rafael Schimidt career
The guitarist Rafael Schimidt started his career when he was 15 and nowadays he is establishing his own music style with a lot of different influences such as: Guinga, Dilermando Reis, Dino 7 Cordas, Raphael Rabello, Baden Powell, Paco de Lucia, Alessandro Penezzi, Pixinguinha, Jacob do Bandolim and Cartola.
His first “music teacher” was his father, the musician Jairo Ribeiro. When he was 10, the guitar was already a big interest. In 2005, he studied at Villa-Lobos Conservatorium, in São Paulo.
Nowadays, he plays in partnership with other musicians and also plays as a soloist.
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