COMPOSER & ARRANGER
Compositions and arrangements are at the core of my work.
My compositions have been performed and recorded around the globe, including Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, the United States of America, Canada, Austria, Bulgaria, Netherlands, and Japan.
I have studied in depth various styles and composed for diverse ensembles, ranging from traditional to experimental classical music, from jazz to Brazilian and other folk genres. Brad Mehldau, Terence Blanchard, Chick Corea, Gregory Porter, Ivan Lins, and Romero Lubambo are some of the artists that I had the opportunity to write for.
I feel very comfortable navigating between different music styles. My final essay as a Doctor of Musical Arts focuses on the possibilities of amalgam and confluence of distinct musical aesthetics.
If you are interested in buying any of my scores and/or parts to perform my music, please look at my composition's catalog.
I got my start in film scoring while studying for my masters’ degree at the University of Miami. I then went on to take the ASCAP film-scoring workshop held at the New York University (NYU), which resulted in me scoring a few movies in collaboration with young filmmakers in Brazil and the US.
Conducting started to take place of instrumental performance in my career in 2008. Instead of playing the saxophone and leading mid and small ensembles, I started conducting various orchestras and big bands, mostly featuring my compositions and arrangements. A year after I started conducting I was selected to participate in the Brazilian TV competition “Prelude” for young classical musicians (2009).
My awards as a conductor include 4 Downbeat Student Awards leading University of Miami ensembles in classical (2013) and Latin jazz categories (2013, 2015, and 2016).
REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF CONDUCTING EXPERIENCE
2019 – Gene Harris Festival Orchestra – Boise, USA
2019 – Campinas Symphony Orchestra – Campinas, Brazil
2018-2019 – NY Jazz Composers' Mosaic Orchestra
2017-2019 – Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Chamber Project – New York, USA
2017 – BMI New York Jazz Orchestra – New York, USA
2017 – MÓ Collective (Brazilian Big Band) – New York, USA
2017 – Brazilian Music Foundation concert in tribute to Villa-Lobos – New York, USA
2015-2016 – Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Large Ensemble (downbeat award winner) – Miami, USA
2014-2016 – Orquestra Urbana – São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil
2011-2016 – Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra assistant conductor – Miami, USA
2011-2016 – Frost Concert Jazz Band (various recording sessions and concerts) – Miami, USA
2012-2016 – Frost Recording Ensemble (downbeat award 2013) – Miami, USA
2011 and 2015 – UNICAMP Symphony Orchestra – Brazil
2014 – Rafael Piccolotto de Lima Jazz Orchestra – Miami, USA
2013 and 2014 – Frost Salsa Orchestra assistant conductor (downbeat award) – Miami, USA
2012-2014 – Frost Studio Jazz Band (various recording sessions and concerts) – Miami, USA
2012 – Henry Mancini Institute Chamber Ensemble (downbeat award) – Miami, USA
2009 and 2011 – UNICAMP Collective Orchestra – Campinas, Brazil
2008 – GRUCA Orchestra (live soundtrack for video) – Campinas, Brazil
CONCERT & EVENT PRODUCER
As a music director and project creator, many times I also take the lead as a producer of many of my projects.
During my Masters of Music in Studio Jazz Writing I worked at the University of Miami studio, recording and filming weekly for students and the University youtube channel. Since then, audio and video productions are an important part of my work.
A highlight of my experience was assisting jazz producer Larry Rosen on the post-production of "Jazz and the Philharmonic" CD/DVD, broadcasted nationally by PBS.
Today I produce, record, and film multiple projects in New York City.
AUDIO RECORDING, MIXING AND MASTERING
Since my undergraduate studies in composition at UNICAMP (Campinas University, Brazil), audio production became an integral part of my artistry.
During my five years at the University of Miami, I won 4 graduate student downbeat awards as a recording engineer; recording, mixing, and mastering a variety of projects and ensembles. Highlights of my experience during that period at Frost School of Music are the big band and orchestral recordings sessions, as well as the Jazz Forums, recording visiting artists such as Terence Blanchard and Dave Holland. In Miami, I also did live mixing assistance during major concerts by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra with artists such as film composer James Newton Howard, singer Bobby McFerrin, vocal group Take 6, and pianist Chick Corea.
Video production is an integral part of my artistry. I am an active videographer in New York City, specializing in filming musical projects, shows, concerts, and recording sessions.
Visit my YOUTUBE CHANNEL to see a sample of my work as a videographer.