Rio de Janeiro native Marco de Carvalho graduated from the prestigious Music Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro under Juarez Carvalho and Sergio Vale. He studied composition and harmony under Luiz Eca and Ronaldo Miranda.
Marco began playing guitar at the age of 14 and played in clubs, universities, and festivals throughout Brazil, USA and Europe.
Marco has been a performance guitarist, composer and arranger for thirty years. He plays an extensive repertoire of music from Rio de Janeiro as well as his own compositions. Marco has played with many musicians in Brazil and the USA. He has recorded on numerous CDs and sound tracks also producing and arranging.