Fernando Oliveira

Fernando Oliveira


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   Born in Sorocaba, in the state of São Paulo/Brazil, began his studies at age twelve informally, with the electric guitar as main instrument and teached by a school colleague. After a few years he entered more seriously in studies with private tutors, having the first contact with music theory at sixteen, during which he attended classes at the Secretariat of Culture of Sorocaba with Maestro Pedro Cameron, one of the most important names of the classical guitar in the region. Later he joined the Guitar Orchestra of Sorocaba, under the baton of Maestro Pedro Cameron. Then the classes and the direction of the orchestra were assumed by Professor José Marcos Rodrigues, another prominent musician in the classical and popular areas in the region, during which he was also assistant, archivist and copyist of the Guitar Orchestra.    During part of the period with Pedro Cameron and studies with José Marcos, studied for three years (2009-2011) in the Conservatório Musical Rogério Koury, in Sorocaba, with the aid of a partial scholarship, one year in the form of elementary and two in the form of technical course, under the guidance of teachers Eliezer Gomes de Oliveira, Edivalson Fogaça Falcão and Sergio Frigério, among other prominent names of the popular music in the region.    He studied for two years (2012-2013) in the Dramatic and Musical Conservatory Dr. Carlos de Campos, in Tatuí, under the guidance of teachers Dauri Silva, Erica Masson, Paulo Signori and Marcelo Silva, during which he participated as a listener of the IV International Meeting of Guitarists and as a scholarship student in the XX MPB Festival - Instrumental Panel, in the class of arrangement, where he studied with Professor Jether Garotti Junior.    During the phases mentioned above, he participated in workshops and masterclasses in various cities like Sorocaba, Votorantim, Piedade, Cabreúva, Rio Claro and Tatuí, with names like Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt, Eduardo Ardanuy, Ciro Visconti, Francisco Araújo, Paulo Martelli, Eduardo Castañera, Marcos Kröning Correa, Duo Siqueira Lima, Rodrigo Ribeiro, Christopher Lyall, Del Parkinson, Ana Vidovic, Rafael Aguirre and Eduardo Isaac. Also gained experience as a monitor and substitute teacher at the Conservatório Musical Rogério Koury and at the Secretariat of Culture of Sorocaba.    Recently he was a finalist in the New Composers Competition 2013, an event by the Patrimonial Movement for the Portuguese Music (MPMP - Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra), at the National Composition Contest 2013 Walter Smetak (Bahia Symphony Orchestra - third place), was selected to attend the Third Week of Composition for Bands by the Tatuí Conservatory with the piece Fractais, attended the COPIU 2014 - VII Curso de Perfeccionamiento en Composición e Interpretación de Música Contemporánea in Santiago/Chile as an invited composer, under the guidance of Luca Belcastro, where he wrote the piece Gorjeios. Also, was a finalist at the First International Competition of Composition for Peace, conducted through social networks, where was premiered the piece May the Lord Grant You Peace, and was a semifinalist at the International Composition Competition Maurice Ravel 2015, alongside names like João Carlos Rocha, Alexandre Travassos and Roberto Sion.
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