Heitor Pereira is establishing a reputation for bringing international flavors to mainstream, American scores. From a Santa Monica studio jammed with hundreds of instruments from around the world, Heitor has composed scores for: CURIOUS GEORGE, ASK THE DUST, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES, HAVANA NIGHTS, RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS.
Heitor attracted Hans Zimmer’s attention for his outstanding skills as a guitarist. He hired Heitor to play on a few scores, and soon Heitor was following in the footsteps of other well known musicians turned film composers – Hans, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman. He played guitar on and/or contributed music to the scores of: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II, BLACK HAWK DOWN, SPANGLISH, AS GOOD AS IT GETS, I AM SAM, THE PLEDGE, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, SHREK 2, MADAGASCAR, MAN ON FIRE, SPY KIDS, THE RUNDOWN.
Born to a family of musicians in the south of Brazil, Heitor completed his conservatory studies in guitar, harmony, counterpoint and composition in Rio De Janeiro. He quickly began playing with some of the leading artists in Brazil, and attracted the attention of the producer of SIMPLY RED. He entertained millions of fans around the world as that band’s lead guitarist. He has also released three solo albums of his own music. Throughout his career, Heitor has played guitar on the albums of widely diverse artists who esteem him as much for his unique sensibility as his astonishing guitar virtuosity. These artists include: SERGIO MENDES, CAETANO VELOSO, IVAN LINS, JACK JOHNSON, BRYAN ADAMS, ELTON JOHN, WILLIE NELSON, SHANIA TWAIN, SEAL, NELLY FURTADO.