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Famous Composers from Brazil

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List of notable or famous composers from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Brazil and even some popular composers who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Brazil is included when available.

Examples include Rita Lee and Ana Carolina.

This historic composers from Brazil list can help answer the questions "Who are some Brazilian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Brazil?" These prominent composers of Brazil may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Brazilian composers.

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    Alberto Nepomuceno
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    Alberto Nepomuceno was a Brazilian composer and conductor. Alberto Nepomuceno was born in city of Fortaleza, capital of the state of Ceará in northeastern Brazil. He was the son of Vitor Augusto Nepomuceno and Maria Virginia de Oliveira Paiva. He started studying music with his father, who was a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1864-1920)
    • Birthplace: Fortaleza, Brazil
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer
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    Alexandre Nero Vieira is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, sound designer, musical director and actor.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil
    • Profession: Arranger, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer, + more
    • Credits: Prime Time Soap, Trap.com, Muita Calma Nessa Hora 2, Salve Jorge, Escrito nas Estrelas
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    Ana Carolina
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    Ana Carolina Sousa is a Brazilian singer, composer, and musician.more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Juiz de Fora, Brazil
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Celebridade
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    André Jung is a Brazilian drummer and journalist, best known for his performances in the band Ira!. He has also been a member of Titãs, although he has released only one album with them. Curiously, the drummer that he replaced in Ira! went to play with Titãs, with whom he played with until 2010. André ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Recife, Brazil
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Journalist, Drummer, Composer
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    André Moraes is a composer, film score composer, film director, film producer and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Brasília, Brazil
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Composer, Film Director
    • Credits: Out of Tune, O Homem Que Desafiou o Diabo, Viva Zapato!, Meu Tio Matou um Cara
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    Andreas Rudolf Kisser is a Brazilian guitar player, songwriter and producer. He is most known for being the guitar player for the metal band Sepultura. He has been featured on every Sepultura release from Schizophrenia to The Mediator [...]. Additionally, Kisser has also been involved in other bands ...more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: São Bernardo do Campo, DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Southeast Region, + more
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Composer
    • Credits: Bellini and the Sphynx, Bellini and the Devil
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    Antônio Carlos Gomes
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    Antônio Carlos Gomes was the first New World composer whose work was accepted by Europe. The only non-European who was successful as an opera composer in Italy, during the "golden age of opera", contemporary to Verdi and Puccini and the first composer of non-European lineage to be accepted into the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 60 (1836-1896)
    • Birthplace: Campinas, Brazil
    • Profession: Composer
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    Antônio Francisco Braga was a Brazilian music composer. Antônio Francisco Braga was born in Rio de Janeiro, and studied with Luiz António de Moura and Carlos de Mesquita. In 1886 he founded the Sociedade de Concertos Populares. As the Brazilian Republic was declared in 1889, his composition Hino à ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1868-1945)
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Profession: Composer
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    Armandinho is a Brazilian composer and singer. He was born in Salvador, the son of Osmar Macêdo, from the world's first trio elétrico, the Trio Elétrico de Dodô e Osmar. In his early career, he played in his bands Trio Elétrico Mirim in 1962 and Hell's Angels in 1967. In 1970, he formed A Cor do Som ...more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil
    • Profession: Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Killed the Family and Went to the Movies
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    Arnaldo Antunes, is a writer and composer from Brazil. He began as a member of the band Aguilar e Banda Performática in the late 1970s. For most of the 1980s he was a member of the rock band Titãs. After 1992 he had six solo albums. Since 1992 he has been an award winning poet, but he was first ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, São Paulo, Southeast Region, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Composer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Brainstorm, Daddy's Little Doll, Tributo a Cazuza, Home Appliance
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    Branco Mello is a Brazilian musician and actor, best known as the vocalist and bassist of Brazilian rock band Titãs. He has also played small but significant roles for the movies.more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Titãs – A Vida Até Parece Uma Festa
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    Bráulio Tavares is a screenwriter, composer, poet and writer.more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Campina Grande, Brazil
    • Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Composer, Writer
    • Credits: Besouro, O Homem Que Desafiou o Diabo
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    Charles de Souza Gavin is a drummer and musical producer, whose fame comes mainly from his drums works at Brazilian rock band Titãs.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Bellini and the Sphynx
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    Ciro Pessoa Mendes Corrêa, also known by his Dharma name Tenzin Chöpel, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet. He is famous for being one of the founding members of Titãs, and for his later work with post-punk/gothic rock band Cabine C. He also formed ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
    • Profession: Poet, Songwriter, Journalist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
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    Eduardo Reck Miranda, Ph.D, is a Brazilian composer of chamber and electroacoustic pieces but is most notable in the United Kingdom for his scientific research into computer music, particularly in the field of human-machine interfaces where brain waves will replace keyboards and voice commands to permit ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil
    • Profession: Composer
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    Eli-Eri Moura is a Brazilian composer, conductor and music theorist.more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Campina Grande, Brazil
    • Profession: Conductor, Music Theorist, Composer
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    Flávio Guimarães

    Flávio Guimarães is a Brazilian composer, harmonica player and singer. Considered a blues pioneer in Brazil, he founded the band Blues Etílicos in 1986, which is considered the most successful Brazilian blues group. He has also played with many famous artists along his career, such as Alceu Valença, Ed ...more

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    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Profession: Composer, Singer
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    Grande Otelo
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    Grande Otelo was the stage name of Brazilian actor, comedian, singer, and composer Sebastião Bernardes de Souza Prata. Otelo was born in Uberlândia, and was orphaned as a child. He kept running away from the families that adopted him; only when he took up art did his life become settled. Grande Otelo ...more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1915-1993)
    • Birthplace: Uberlândia, Brazil
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Composer, Singer
    • Credits: Fitzcarraldo, Macunaíma, Vai que É Mole, Lucio Flavio, Noites Cariocas, + more
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    Heitor Pereira
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    Heitor Teixeira Pereira, or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians, like Elton John, Rod Stewart, k.d. lang and Jack Johnson; and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmer's studio. Although primarily a guitarist, he also provided ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, South America, Brazil, Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician, Actor
    • Credits: Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, + more
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    Heitor Villa-Lobos
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    Heitor Villa-Lobos was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". Villa-Lobos has become the best-known and most significant Latin American composer to date. A prolific composer, he wrote numerous orchestral, chamber, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1887-1959)
    • Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Rio de Janeiro, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: Green Mansions, Macunaíma, Black God, White Devil, Di Cavalcanti, + more
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