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Carlos Bernardo

Born in Cardiff, Wales, from Brazilian parents, December the 2nd 1971, Carlos spent his childhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, moving to Vitoria, a few kilometres north, in the state of Espirito Santo. In the middle 80's the passion for rock puts Carlos Bernardo in the path of music. The guitar was his first instrument and first invitation to improvisation.

A few years later he signs his first work with his group, the Con'fusion Jazz co.. From this moment on, he starts to work with other artists and to gain experience as a guitarist on stage and in the studios.In 1995 he records his first solo album: Pacifico, with a jazz-fusion quintet, his compositions putting together his influences from rock, jazz and Brazilian music.

.In 1998 Carlos Bernardo made a short visit to the Théâtre du Soleil in Paris where he met the composer and musician Jean-Jacques Lemêtre. From then on Carlos starts to glimpse the possibilities of other musical instruments and the association of music and other forms of art.

In 1999 he joined the Théâtre du Soleil as the musician-assistant to M. Lemêtre. This was during the creation of the play "Tambours sur la Digue" (Flood Drummers) and the world tour (France, Canada, Belgium, Australia, Japan, and Korea).

"Agua Nova", Carlos' second work recorded is a solo album released in 2002, where the musician put together the new influences from the theatre and Eastern cultures.

In 2003, back in Rio de Janeiro, Bernardo joined the theatre company Amok Teatro for the production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, composing and performing original music for this adaptation, based on improvisations with the actors during a year of rehearsals.

In 2005 played with Lui Coimbra, Mônica Salmaso and Lula Barbosa on the Projeto Pixinguinha, touring the north of Brazil.

In 2006, Carlos Bernardo worked with the theatre company Grupo Hombu on the play "Os Diferentes", inspired in the work of the Brazilian poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade. As a guitarist he recorded "Comportamento Geral", Daniel Gonzaga's album in tribute to Gonzaguinha. Carlos gave music workshops for actors and conferences about making music for video games and cinema. He worked with director Aderbal Freire Filho during the "Festival Beckett 100 Anos" in Rio de Janeiro. Bernardo also created original music for the play "Fabrica nº7", to Fabrica Teatro company, directed by Mayleh Sanchez in Paris.

In 2008, with the Amok Teatro company he worked as the composer and musical director for the play "O Dragão", directed by Ana Teixeira.

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Carlos Bernardo

Self Produced


Agua Nova

Self Produced


Fly North

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