Born in Niterói, he began to study the clarinet at age 13, in 1994, in the São Vicente de Paulo School Band. In the same year, he began his studies with Cristiano Alves, with whom he later completed his bachelor’s degree in clarinet by UFRJ. He attended the eight terms of the UFRJ technical course under the guidance of José Freitas. He got a Master’s degree at the Rotterdam Conservatory in Bass Clarinet with Prof. Henri Bok.
At the age of 17, he began to participate in the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and, at the age of 18, went on to perform as the first clarinet in the Youth Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra with which he performed as a soloist in the Sala Cecília Meireles, Rio de Janeiro. In 2003, at the age of 22, he joined the BSO playing clarinet, e-flat clarinet and bass clarinet. He acted as the first BSO clarinetist from 2005 to 2007.
He received the following awards: Young Soloists Nelson Freire, Young Soloists Armando Prazeres, Furnas Geração Musical Contest, Young Soloists Competition of the Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Young Soloists of the Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra and, twice, Young Soloists of the Symphonic Orchestra of the School of the UFRJ. In 2015 he was the soloist of a concert by Harry Crowl for bass clarinet in the Biennial of contemporary Brazilian music.
He has more than 25 works dedicated to him.
In 2017 he was soloist of the Double Concerto for bass clarinets by the composer Jonathan Russell with the bass clarinetist Tiago Teixera, with the National Symphony Orchestra.
He participates in several chamber music groups such as the Duo M2T2 (clarinet and bass clarinet) with Marcio Costa, the Abyssal Duo (bass clarinet and bass trombone) with Ricardo Santos, Duo FourT (bass clarinets) with Tiago Teixera, and the Duo Modern Mammoth (bass clarinets) with Whatson Cardozo.
He was professor of bass clarinet in the extension course at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
He has taught bass clarinet master classes at various universities in Brazil (USP, UNICAMP and UFRJ) for bass clarinet students and composition students.