Saturday, June 18 / 4PM / $12
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Camilo Carrara holds a degree in classical guitar from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo. He is presently finishing a Masters Degree in Strategic Marketing Management at the São Paulo University School of Economics and Administration.
His diverse career includes being music producer, performer on guitar, mandolin and other strummed instruments, arranger, composer and teacher. His impressive discography consists of more than sixty solo and collaborative ensemble compact discs recordings.
Since 2011 Mr. Carrara has been the producer and arranger of the CD and DVD of the “HSBC Christmas” show–an event that brings together thousands of people around the Palace Avenue, in the city center of Curitiba, state of Paraná, in Brazil.
Carrara holds a professorship at the Faculty Cantareira in São Paulo, and at the Music in the Mountains Festival, in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais.
For five years he has been the guitar teacher at the National Music Festival in Maryland where he debuted in 2012 his Cadence and Dance for Guitar and Orchestra with the baton of Richard Rosenberg.
Camilo Carrara has a stellar reputation performing many different genres of music–from classical to popular, contemporary music, jazz and pop. He has performed in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, USA, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, and throughout Brazil.
In 1989 he was an itinerant musician, travelling for nine months throughout Europe, celebrating the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris, witnessing first-hand the fall of the Berlin Wall and busking in parks and subways.
Carrara has produced the soundtracks for major advertising agencies and brands such as Ogilvy & Mather Brazil, Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey, Taterka, Ferraz and Bullet, Carrefour, Vivo, Advil, Leroy Merlin, P & G, Gillette, Unilever, Hyundai, to name but a few.
He has been a guest artist and soloist with some of the foremost Brazilian orchestras with Eleazar de Carvalho (Brazil), Filip Rathe (Belgium), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (Russia), Heinz Holliger (Swiss), Ira Levin (USA), Isaac Karabtchevsky (Brazil), John Neschling (Brazil), Marin Alsop (USA), Olaf Henzold (Germany), Peter Maxwell Davies (England) and Yan Pascal Tortelier (France).
As a result of his affiliation with the National Music Festival, he collaborated with Sue Matthews in 2015 to create the compact disc, Foolish Hearts., recorded in Washington, D. C..