Marco Pereira (Composer)
Born: 25th September 1950, São Paulo, Brazil
Marco Pereira is a Brazilian classical guitarist. He was born in São Paulo and took lessons from Isaias Savio, an important Uruguayan guitarist and teacher who brought Miguel Llobet's technique to Brazil. Pereira obtained his master's degree at the University of Paris-Sorbonne; his thesis was titled Heitor Villa-Lobos and His Work for Guitar. He teaches harmony, composition arranging, and improvisation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Pereira has released several solo CDs, including Dança dos Quatro Ventos (GHA Belgium), Elegia (Channel Classics - Netherlands),Brasil Musical (Tom Brasil - Brazil), Valsas Brasileiras (Garbolights - Brazil), Luz das Cordas (Garbolights - Brazil), O Samba da Minha Terra (Garbolights - Brazil), Camerístico (Garbolights - Brazil), and Cristal (Garbolights - Brazil), Original (Guitar Solo Publications, San Francisco), "Stella del Matino" (EGEA, Perugia, Italy) and "Essence" (Kind of Blue, Lugano, Switzerland).