Marcelo Martinez Vieira is a crossover cello player with a solid education, a passionate and creative composer and improviser, always in transit between different musical styles and diverse artistical activities. He holds a Master of Music in cello performance and jazz studies from Louisiana State University. Check out his Cello&Voice Project and other works!
CHRISTIAN HOWES' CREATIVE STRINGS WORKSHOP- June 19 to 23
Marcelo is part of the faculty of Christian Howe's Creative Strings Workshop where he teaches and performs at the Festival produced by one of the greatest jazz and popular music violinists Christian Howes. Activities will include to direct an ensemble, teach clinics on Brazilian music and the art of playing a bowed instrument and singing. During that week several performances and jam sessions take place. One of the performances will feature Marcelo's ensemble playing Brazilian tunes and Cello&Voice + Violin&Voice songs.
Check out the festival's websiteto watch videos and see the other outstanding members of the faculty.
"É" by Gonzaguinha, cellos arrangement by Marcelo Vieira, feel the Brazilian cello swing
CELLO&VOICE LIVE "Embraceable You/But Not for Me", Gershwin's songs in a Cello&Voice version, live at Louisiana State University
CELLO&VOICE LIVE - "Coração Vagabundo" by Caetano Veloso introducing an old samba called "Mora na Filosofia" by Monsueto, performed live by Marcelo`s Cello&Voice at Louisiana State University
CELLO&VOICE LIVE - "Tudo o que voce podia ser"(Everything you could be) by Milton Nascimento, performed live by Marcelo`s Cello&Voice at Louisiana State University
Recorded cello parts in several Brazilian pop music albums, among them:
Falamansa MTV ao Vivo - 2005 - Deckdisc
Acústico MTV Sandy&J - 2007 - Universal
Tais Reganelli - “Antes que a Canção Acabe” - 2008
Anabela Leandro - ”Cidade das Noites” - 2008 - Fábrica Discos
Worked for 4 and a half years as cellist in Falamansa band, touring al over Brazil, USA and Europe, playing in 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival(Switzerland).
Marcelo has been on tour with Miyako Kato Dance Space from Tokyo-Japan in August 2008, performing the live soundtrack for cello solo in the work called I, sharing the stage with Miyako Kato, Akira Kasai and Kim Itoh, presented in São Paulo, Manaus and Brasilia.
Marcelo was awarded as best theater soundtrack composer in the I Theater Festival of Campinas Metropolitan Area, with the soundtrack for a play called “The Trial”, based on Kafka´s novel, by Galeria 4 Theater Company. The soundtrack is available for listening as well as photographs of the play at:
Developed the soundtrack for the dance vídeo “Naitan”, and managed the sound treatment for the documentary that follows the video dance, in a partnership with the dancer and Unicamp Faculty member Adilson Nascimento, produced by Javali Produções-Campinas.
"Eu Voo (I can fly)" , original Marcelo Vieira's song perfomed live during Christian Howes' Creative Strings Workshop in Columbus-Ohio, July 2009
"Se Eu Quiser Falar com Deus (If I want to Speak with God)", in a very special arrangement, performed by Cello&Voice in the French House at the Louisiana State University, April 2009