BIO

I remember the day I was in a restaurant with my parents when everyone suddenly became quiet and I heard a gorgeous piece of music. It was Stan Getz playing in João Gilberto's Bossa Nova Album. That moment changed my life. I told my parents that I wanted to play that instrument that I was hearing and by 11 years old I started to play the sax. 

 

Even before picking up the horn, the soundtracks of my favorite films in my childhood were as important as starting playing an instrument. I would watch these movies by Spielberg, James Cameron, Pixar, and Disney with such enthusiasm I would sit in front of the TV so I could be closer to the speakers to "feel" the score. 

After 3 years of studying the saxophone, I decided to start piano lessons with Mauricio Marques, a former Berklee grad. He showed me the world of jazz and improvisation, and at the same time encouraged me to start composing my own music. By 17, I was accepted at UNESP (São Paulo State University) as a Bachelors's degree student in Composition.

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Meanwhile, I began composing music for International film scoring contests (including Marvin Hamlisch competition, Oticon Faculty Contest, World Soundtrack Awards) and in multiples composition contests. In 2016 and 2017 I was a finalist in two international Composition Contest held by KLK New Music in Ukraine, where professional musicians of the Philharmonic of Lviv recorded my pieces and performed them live. From these recordings, I received a commission from the State Orchestra of São Paulo (OSESP) to compose a piece for wind quintet, which premiered in 2017. And later that year I recorded my work “Sinfonietta” for string orchestra with the Brno Philharmonic (Czech Republic) which was released in 2018 in an album called "Orchestral Masters vl. 5".

 

Meanwhile, I had good opportunities to develop my film scoring techniques by working on student's short films, feature movies, and documentaries and working for different audio production companies from Brazil. For some examples for these works, check my Catalog page! 

 

After graduating in Electronic Production & Design, Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game scoring at Berklee College of Music (summa con Laude), I moved to Los Angeles where I'm currently working as an assistant to composer Michael Kramer and doing custom tracks for Trailer Houses such as Warner Chappell Production Music, Brand X Music & Enigmaudio.