Walt Ribeiro

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Walt Ribeiro
Born (1984-01-25) January 25, 1984 (age 34)
Genres Classical, jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, arranger, musician, teacher
Instruments Guitar, piano
Years active 2000–present
Website fororchestra.com

Walt Ribeiro (born January 25, 1984) is an American composer of classical music. He was born in New Jersey. His work has been primarily distributed via the internet. His symphony I.I was written for an 80-piece orchestra, but produced using orchestral sampling software.[1] Ribeiro is also notable for his music tutorials available via web sites such as YouTube,[2] which he ended in October 2009. That same year he launched For Orchestra[3] where he arranged pop songs for orchestra. He has arranged covers of songs by Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Rimsky-Korsakov, MGMT and PSY, along with others. It has since been featured on Comedy Central Tosh. O,[4] Perez Hilton (for his Lady Gaga arrangements),[5] Green Plastic (for his Radiohead arrangement)[6] and more. Currently, Ribeiro is producing one song per week.[citation needed] He suffered an accident on October 10, 2015 at which point he decided to take a break from his YouTube and composing activities in order to recover.[7]


  1. ^ "Review - Walt Ribeiro: I.I (www.waltribeiro.net)". cosmik.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Leonie Cooper on YouTube's amateur instruction videos | Media | The Guardian". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  3. ^ "For Orchestra". fororchestra.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Pop Songs Arranged for an Orchestra | Tosh.0 Blog". comedycentral.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  5. ^ "GaGa Gets Choral | PerezHilton.com". perezhilton.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  6. ^ "For Orchestra! does Reckoner — Green Plastic Radiohead". greenplastic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  7. ^ "For Orchestra". fororchestra.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 

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