Violinist, composer and arranger.
I'm a violinist and composer. Since March of 2020, I've been working at my home studio with many projects. I just did all the violins for the new album of my band Papagaio Sabido and I'm producing my second solo album now. My audio interface is the Focusrite (Scarlett 2i4), I use an Audiotechnica atm350 microphone and I work in Protools 2012. My violin is a Christian Pedersen 2011.
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Interview with Guilherme Pimenta
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My band "Papagaio Sabido"second album. I was the composer, arranger for some songs and violinist on all of them.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My new album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not now. I'm new on the platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. That's my only possibility now.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: How it can connect me with people from different countries.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you improvise or play by ear? YES!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Violin plays just classical music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your ideas about the violin on your song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: - be clear on what you're looking for.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Guilherme Pimenta is part of a generation of violinists that have been bringing the instrument into Brazilian styles such as Choro, Samba and Forró. Born in Minas Gerais-Brazil, this virtuoso violinist and composer studied classical violin at prestigious music schools in Brazil and in the United States(graduate in music performance at UFMG in 2011; masters at University of New Mexico in 2014). He has been on stage playing everything from Brazilian music, Jazz and Classical genres in countries such as Belgium, United States, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. Guilherme has worked and recorded with artists and groups as Carlos Malta, Gabriel Grossi, Alma Thomas, Ricardo Herz, Orquestra de Sopros da Pro Arte, Conjunto Época de Ouro, Geraes Big Band and many others. He has been living in Rio de Janeiro since 2014, where he is fully dedicated to playing and teaching improvisation and Brazilian music. He is now working with projects as the samba group Papagaio Sabido (album "Revoada" released in 2017; new album to be released in 2021), Pimenta Jazz Trio, with whom he toured in Europe in 2019; and Guilherme Pimenta Quartet (album "Catopê" released in 2019; the album was awarded the "best Brazilian jazz group" at the Festival de Música da Radio MEC). Since the beginning of the pandemia, Guilherme have been working teaching online lessons for private students, giving online workshops in different festivals, playing in many online concerts, having talks with jazz violinists from Brazil and recording himself at home.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A violin with no boundaries.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jacob Collier. He's a genious!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be organized!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Jazz and Brazilian.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creative arrangements that can improve the composers intentions on the music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: - Listen to and analyse the song I'm about to record - Improvise and developp some ideias - Record one or more violins - Edit - Mix
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: - Audiotechnica Microphone Atm350 - Focusritte Scarllet audio interface - Christian Pedersen Violin (2011)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Brazilian Music in general.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Violin recording.