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Sunday January 29
& Gil Oliveira
57 South 5th street and Wythe Ave Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A native of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Bráz began his violin and viola studies at age 10 with Vasquen Fermanian at Sesi-Ce and The Conservatory of the Federal State University of Ceará.
At age 12, he joined his first youth orchestra, and at 13 began playing solo with the city’s leading chamber orchestra. A year later, he co-founded the 1st Guaramiranga Music Festival and began composing his first string quartet piece titled “Moments of Guaramiranga.” At 16, he auditioned for the Goáis Philharmonic Orchestra, performing with them for five years throughout Brazil. Later, he studied chamber and orchestral music with Eleazar de Carvalho at the International Winter Music Festival in Itu, Sao Paulo. Later Braz was invited to play with the Orcec Orchestra in Fortaleza where he traveled and performed with prominent Brazilian and international musicians for five years. His experience ranges from classical orchestras, ensembles, various quartets, and trios to popular Brazilian music, playing with musicians such as Ermeto Pascal, Sivuca, Cyro Batista ,Faguiner, Rita Lee, Lulu Santos, Belchior, Skank, J’ Quest, Artul Moureira Lima and in the United States he has been performing with many orchestras and ensembles in New York, performing at Carnegie hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tuly Hall, Town Hall and many others. His band has played in venues in the city including Le Poisson Rouge, Cannal Room, Miss Favela, Zinc bar, Esperanto, Nublu, Ze bulon, Sob's, Cabanas, Drum, Bembe, with reviews in Time Out New York magazine. Braz has also made appearances on TV shows such as MTV, SNL, and Jimmy Fallon where he performed with the band Florence and the Machine. Braz has been featured on The View, The Today Show with Rihanna, and with Marc Anthony at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. He has also had the privilege of performing with Dionne Warwick when she was in Brazil.
Eliano Bráz has played classical, Brazilian, jazz and folk music for over 30 years.
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