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Notting Hill Unplugged: João Camarero
Sat 15 October 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
“João is one of the most talented guitarists I know of this new generation. He’s a boy who plays like one of the greats. His music has guts and touches the soul, and an impeccable sound. He’s bringing back the language of Brazilian guitar. Congratulations, Camarero. Thank you from the Brazilian soul! I’m your fan!” – João Lyra
Born in 1990 in Ribeirão Preto – SP, João Camarero began his studying music at age eight and guitar at the age of fifteen in the city of Avare-SP. Described by critics as one of the leading names of the new generation of Brazilian guitar, the young musician studied at the Conservatory of Tatuí (2008-2009) and the School of Music Portable (2011-2012), where he now works as a teacher and in the second monitor. As a soloist or accompanist, he has starred alongside big names in music in concerts and recordings, as Altamiro Carrilho, Leny Andrade, Yamandú Costa, Zelia Duncan, Danilo Caymmi, Agnaldo Rayol, Elton Medeiros, Cristina Buarque, Nailor Test Tube, Mike Marshall, Ademilde Fonseca, Agnaldo Rayol, among others.
Winner of the MIMO Instrumental Award 2015 and the New Contest – 3, Camarero has performed in several countries such as Japan (tour in duo with João Lyra – 2015), France (Bando WILLOW – 2009), Germany (tour with the Camerata Guitars and Co., Conservatory of Tatuí – 2008), Italy (Choro International Torino – 2008) and the USA (the Mandolin Symposium, University of California – 2012 and Jazz at the Plaza, New York – 2013).
As a composer, he has collaborated with major names such as Paulo Cesar Pinheiro and Cristóvão Bastos. He has participated in the recording of more than thirty albums, playing or as musical director as well.
Camarero currently works alongside Leandro Braga, Leo Gandelman, Déo Rian, Regional Imperial, Joao Lyra, Cristóvão Bastos, Henrique Cazes, Joel Nascimento and is developing his first solo work.