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Marco Pereira (born 1950) is a Brazilian classical guitarist. He was born in São Paulo and took lessons from Isaias Savio, an important Uruguaian guitarist and teacher who brought Llobet's technique to Brasil. He obtained his masters degree at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (Heitor Villa-Lobos and his work for guitar). He teaches Harmony, Arranging and Improvisation at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Currently, he is professor in the Composition Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His compositions were issued by the publisher Éditions Lémoine - Paris, France - and GSP (Guitar Solo Publications) - San Francisco, CA, USA - and have been played and recorded all around the world.
Marco released several solo CDs: "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).
His didactical work comprises "Ritmos Brasileiros" (Brazilian Rhythms), "Cadernos de Harmonia" (Harmony method for guitar), "Brazilian Seven Strings Guitar - technique and style", "Cristal" and "Valsas Brasileiras".
Outside Brazil he recorded the album "Original" (GSP - Guitar Solo Publications - San Francisco, CA - USA) and "Stella del Matino" (EGEA – Perugia – Italy) and "Essence" (Kind of Blue – Lugano – Switzerland).
Currently, he teaches Harmony at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His compositions and books are edited by Éditions Lemoine (Paris, France), GSP - Guitar Solo Publications (San Francisco, CA, USA) Editora Musimed (Brasília - Brazil) and Garbolights Produções Artísticas Ltda. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
He won important prizes in international guitar competitions such as: Concurso Andrés Segóvia (Palma de Mallorca) and Concurso Francisco Tárrega (Valencia). In Brazil he won the Brazilian Sharp Award for Best Soloist and for Best Album of the Year (1994). He also got this Award for best arranger for the album Gal, by Gal Costa.
- Cameristico (guitar and orchestra)
- O samba da minha terra;
- Valsas Brasileiras;
- Luz das Cordas;
- Violão Popular Brasileiro Contemporaneo;
- Circulo das Cordas;
- Dança dos Quatro Ventos;
- Bons Encontros;
- Brasil Musical
- Cadernos de Harmonia
- Ritmos Brasileiros (Brazilian Rhythms)
- Valsas Brasileiras (Brazilian Waltzes)
- Heitor Villa-Lobos and his work for guitar
- Sete Cordas, técnica e estilo (Seven Strings Guitar, technique and style)