Joao Carlos Martins

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Birthday
25, 1940
Birthplace
Brazil
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Brazil

About

Internationally regarded classical musician known for his work with orchestras in Europe, Brazil, and the United States.

Before Fame

He was invited to perform in Puerto Rico's Casals Music Festival, one of the first Latin Americans to be given the honor.

Trivia

He became a conductor after a variety of injuries to his skull, brain, and right arm sideswiped his concert career.

Family Life

He was a child prodigy, and his family nurtured his talents. He began piano lessons when he was eight.

Associated With

He garnered great acclaim for his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach's repertoire and recorded a 20-CD set of the composer's complete keyboard works.