Marco is a multi instrumentalist-producer, composer and arranger specialized in Brazilian guitar and Latin music.
Marco was born in the capital of Samba, graduated as a Bachelor of Arts in Music at Estácio de Sá University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1994. As an educator he has presented Brazilian music workshop at the University of Manitoba for the faculty of music, Long and Mquade as well as teach private lessons and coaching for Spanish and Portuguese.
Castillo has 35+ years of experience in the music industry; toured and performed in many festivals in North America and around the globe, recorded and produced many musical projects, collaborated with great names locally and abroad such as the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (recently with special guest from Brazil , Kiko Freitas), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra do Maestro Guio de Moraes, Ron Paley Big band, Trio Irakitan, Rosa Marya, Claudya (Evita), Luiz Carlos Batera (Banda Black Rio), Marcio Montarroyos (Ney Mato Groso, Elis Regina, Jobim), George Coligan (American Jazz Pianist), Rubão Sabino (Gilberto Gil) and Kiko Freitas (João Bosco) among others. In 2015 Marco was a finalist with his original “Forró no Canadá” for the Viña del Mar music festival in Chile, one of the most important music festivals in Latin America, which is broadcasted and seen by over millions fans around the world.
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