João Camerero

Guitarist and composer, João Camarero was born in 1990 in Ribeirão Preto (SP) and raised in the city of Avaré, where began his study of music at the age of eight. He continued his studies at the Conservatório de Tatuí and Escola Portátil in Rio de Janeiro, where he has also worked as a teacher and monitor.

An outstanding soloist, João won the 2015 MIMO Instrumental Award and the Novas – 3 Competition. He has performed at prestigious concert halls and festivals around the globe. 

As an accompanist, João has played with many of Brazil’s masters of choro, including Altamiro Carrilho, Joel Nascimento, Déo Rian, Cristovão Bastos, Nailor Proveta, Yamandu Costa and Hamilton de Hollanda. In other genres, Camarero has an important role alongside major names such as Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Paulinho da Viola, Dori Caymmi, Francis Hime and many others. 

As a composer, he has collaborated with great names in Brazilian popular music, such as Paulo César Pinheiro, Moacyr Luz, Roberto Didio, João Lyra and Cristovão Bastos. He has participated in the recording of countless albums as a musician, arranger and musical director.

He is a member of two top-rung choro groups: Conjunto Época de Ouro and Regional Imperial. João is also the coordinator of IREE Cultura and an editor at Contracorrente.