|Drawing: Ruy Merheb|
|He studied musical harmony with Ian Guest. At saxophone,
he had as master the instrumentalist Nivaldo Ornelas. He worked as transcriber
of music for Caetano Veloso's Songbooks and for the 5 volumes of Bossa
Nova , produced by Almir Chediak. He took part in music transcription
works of " Livrão da Musica Braslieira " produced by Toninho Horta.
Living in Juiz de Fora since 1987, he mantains his musical activities in Rio de Janeiro, where he has taught at
CBM - Brazilian Conservatory of Music - and at CIGAM school " Ian Guest Musical Improvement Center ", as a harmony, flute and saxophone teacher.
Estevão was born in Juiz de Fora - MG. He's the fifteenth son of
a big family: 17 children. Through the musical conviviality with the
family he learnt and found out the first notes and sounds, taking
part of the first musical group of the family : " Os unidos do Abacaterio"(The
United of the Avocado tree )". First of all, as percussionist of conga
drum (atabaque), ganzá, jew's harp and tambourine; With the recorder
(his parents' gift), he began his studies at age of 14 , at Pró-Música
Cultural Center /JF. On January 3rd, 1976, he won his first flute,
and started his studies with Kim Ribeiro, improving them with Copinha
(Nicolino Cópia), in Rio de Janeiro and Odette Ernest Dias, in Brasilia.