Brazilian guitar player and composer Mateus Starling
graduated from Berklee college of music in December 2008
majored in performance.
He recorded his debut cd with top musicians while he was a
student at Berklee and released it in January 2009.
Rock, free jazz and brazilian music is what you can hear on
Mateus Starling music. Born in Cabo Frio an ocean town in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Starling started playing guitar in
the 90`s, influenced by rock guitar players. When he was 16
started doing gigs with local artists and bands, and on
that time recorded his first demo with instrumental music
and an important brazilian magazine said: “Mateus is the
future of the brazilian guitar”.
At 17 years of age he moved to Rio de Janeiro and played
with band Karambah
With Karambah they got national notoriety playing in
radios, Tv broad casts and doing gigs throughout the
Mateus also did jingles for Tv and had a special program on
the main tv channel of the state showing his instrumental
In 2004 get married and became a Christian and started
playing and recording on the brazilian gospel scene