Bellinati, Paulo (1950–)

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Bellinati, Paulo (1950–)

Guitarist, composer, and arranger Paulo Bellinati is a native of São Paulo, Brazil. He studied with Isaias Sávio, graduated from São Paulo's Conservatory of Drama and Music, and lived in Switzerland for several years, studying at the Conservatory of Geneva and teaching at the Conservatory of Lausanne. He has toured extensively, and has recorded and performed with many of Brazil's most important artists. Bellinati has won numerous awards as a performer, arranger, and producer, including the Prêmio Sharp, Brazil's equivalent of a Grammy, in 1994. His many compositions and arrangements for guitar solo and chamber music have been performed and recorded by important Brazilian and international musicians, including Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, John Williams, the Assad Brothers, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He has also transcribed and recorded works by Garoto, one of Brazil's most important popular music guitarists.

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                    Thomas George Caracas Garcia

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