Composer/conductor/professor at Fundação Clóvis Salgado (Belo Horizonte-Brazil). Ph.D in Music by Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and BA by Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG); lately he has studied in other institutions in Italy and Sweden such as Reale Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Arts Academy of Rome, Accademia Chigiana di Siena and Royal University College of Music in Stockholm. About 400 music pieces composed. 29 national and international composition awards received in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. Music projects developed in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, USA, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, The United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia and Sweden.