belongs to the top tier of Brazilian classical guitarists and composers.
He's not just anyone, Marco Pereira. Having won a number of prestigious prizes at international guitar competitions such as the Segovia Competition in Palma de Mallorca and the Francisco Tárrega Competition in Valencia, he has distinguished himself as one of the most prominent Brazilian guitar profiles. He has released a long series of acclaimed albums – Dança dos Quatro Ventos, Brasil Musical, Valsas Brasileiras, Camerístico, Cristal and most recently a CD with music by the Brazilian composer Dilermando Reis.
For a period, Pereira lived in Paris where he often visited various clubs and was influenced by jazz and Latin American music. He also studied at the Sorbonne, earning a Masters in Musicology with a study of Villa-Lobo's guitar music. Many of his compositions are published by the French publisher Éditions Lemoine in Paris. In addition to the many international solo performances, Marco Pereira is today also a professor of composition at the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most appreciated guitar teachers in Brazil.
In addition to his own performance and workshops, his work "Lendas Amazonicas" is premiered by Duo Siqueira Lima & Gävle Symphony Orchestra.