Yesterday I have discovered the youtube chanel of Marcelo Fortuna. In this youtube channel you can discover many interesting videos.
Marcelo Fortuna has studied guitar in Brazil and Portugal. He lives in Portugaql now and teaches guitar. This is the information from his homepage:
He studied composition at the School of Music of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and orchestration at the Brazilian School of Music under the tutelage of Maestro Nelson de Macêdo. Later, he studied for his bachelor’s degree in guitar with Turíbio Santos and Léo Soares, and harmony with Ian Guest.
He was one of the founder members of the Orchestra of Brazilian Strings, and with them he made three recordings which were adjudged the best instrumental works of 1991 and 1992, and for which he received 3 Sharp awards. In addition to this, he has also collaborated on various recordings as instrumentalist and arranger.
As a composer, he has been considerably influenced by the Brazilian Nationalist School of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luciano Gallet, Radamés Gnattali, Guerra – Peixe, and Francisco Mignone; also by the Armorial Movement of Ariano Suassuna, and by his long experience as a musician of “choro” and samba. More recently, his compositions have aroused great interest among well-known concert artists, who, as well as recording some of his works, have also commissioned pieces.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in guitar at the Escola Superior de Música of Lisbon in July 1999, under the direction of professors Piñero Nagy and Antonio Gonçalves.
He is currently a Guitar Teacher at various Music Conservatories
Marcelo Fortuna plays mostly Brazilian music, but also classical music and Klezmer.
There are many videos of two of his groups, the Lisbon Choro Trio and the Duo CHORUS, I have compiled two playlist witt the videos of those two groups.
The Lisbon Choro Trio
The Lisbon Choro Trio live at the Casa da America Latina – Lisbon – Portugal
Marcelo Fortuna – Guitar and musical direction
Lidia Serejo – Flute
Ruca Rebordão – Percussion
Duo CHORUS (Marcelo Fortuna and Lídia Serejo) live at the BYBLOS – Lisbon – Portugal
A very special video is the video about the history of the Orquestra de Cordas Brasileiras. It shows pictures and scans of newspaper articles about this ensemble that has recorded three CDs and won several prices. And you can hear a piece played by this ensemble. This plectum ensamble was composed of bandolim, cavaquinho, viola caipira, guitar, 7-string guitar and double bass.
Orquestra de Cordas Brasileiras – A History
Founded in 1987. Winner of 3 SHARP Awards
Orquestra de Cordas Brasileiras
Mandolin: Afonso Machado, Rodrigo Lessa, Alexandre de la peña, Marcílio Lopes
“Cavaquinho” (Brazilian ukulele): Henrique Cazes, Jayme Vignolli
“Viola Caipira” (Brazilian country guitar): Marcus Ferrer, Marcelo Fortuna
Guitar: Bartolomeu Wiese, Luiz Flávio Alcofra
7 Strings Guitar:Josimar Carneiro
Double Bass: Omar Cavalheiro
Percussion:Beto Cazes, Oscar Bolão
Music: Garoa (Marcus Ferrer)
In the youtube channel of Marcelo Fortuna you can find many more interesting videos.
Free sheet music for guitar
On the homepage of Marcelo Fortuna you can find more information and also several free arrangements of brazilian music and choro for guitar and other instruments.
youtube channel of Marcelo Fortuna: http://www.youtube.com/user/guitarfort
Homepage Marcelo Fortuna: http://www.marcelofortuna.com/
Chiquinho, Raphael Rabello e Orquestra de Cordas Brasileiras at grooveshark: