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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 56 (1864-1920)
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 ...more
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Alexandre Nero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 49
Alexandre Nero Vieira is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, sound designer, musical director and actor.
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Ana Carolina is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 44
Ana Carolina Sousa is a Brazilian singer, composer, and musician.
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André Jung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 57
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 ...more
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André Moraes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 41
André Moraes is a composer, film score composer, film director, film producer and screenwriter.
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Andreas Kisser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 50
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 ...more
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Antônio Carlos Gomes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 60 (1836-1896)
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 ...more
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Antônio Francisco Braga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 77 (1868-1945)
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 ...more
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Armandinho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 65
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 ...more
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Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 58
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 ...more
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Branco Mello is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 56
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.
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Bráulio Tavares is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 69
Bráulio Tavares is a screenwriter, composer, poet and writer.
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Charles Gavin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 58
Charles de Souza Gavin is a drummer and musical producer, whose fame comes mainly from his drums works at Brazilian rock band Titãs.
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Ciro Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 61
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 ...more
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Eduardo Reck Miranda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 56
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 ...more
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Eli-Eri Moura is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 55
Eli-Eri Moura is a Brazilian composer, conductor and music theorist.
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Flávio Guimarães is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Flávio Guimarães age 55
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 ...more
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Grande Otelo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 78 (1915-1993)
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 ...more
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Heitor Pereira is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 58
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 ...more
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Heitor Villa-Lobos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 72 (1887-1959)
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 ...more
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Jorge Du Peixe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 52
Jorge Du Peixe is a film score composer, musician, singer and composer.
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Laurindo Almeida is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 78 (1917-1995)
Laurindo Almeida was a Brazilian virtuoso guitarist and composer who made many recordings of enduring impact in classical, jazz and Latin genres. He is widely credited, with fellow artist Bud ...more
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Lobão is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 61
João Luiz Woerdenbag Filho, popularly known as Lobão, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, publisher, television host and media personality. ...more
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Marcelo Fromer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
Dec. at 40 (1961-2001)
Marcelo Fromer was the guitarist of Brazilian rock band Titãs. One of the founding members and also the band's manager, he died in 2001, after being hit by a motorcycle while jogging.
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Marcelo Zarvos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Composers from Brazil
age 49
Marcelo Uchoa Zarvos is a Brazilian pianist and composer of Greek descent. He began in classical music in his teens and studied at the Berklee College of Music. He is more known for jazz and had ...more