Master's degree from the University of São Paulo - USP, was born in September 1988. In 2016, he obtained the diploma of Perfectionnement (spécialité Violoncello) unanimously and congratulations from the Jury at the Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental du Val de Biévre, Paris - France, where had classes with the renowned French cellist Romain Garioud.

Rafael Cesario won several prizes in Brazilians competitions such as: 1rst prize in the "XII Concurso Nacional de Cordas Paulo Bosísio" in Juiz de Fora - MG; 2nd prize in the chamber music competition "Pre Estréia / TV cultural" in 2011 with the Trio Atlântica; and “Best Perfomance of Brazilian Music” in the International competition of cello in Rio de Janeiro (RICE-RJ).

Cesario has participated in several masterclasses with renowned teacher such as: Antonio Meneses, Alisa Weillerstein, Peter Szabo, Dennis Parker, Pieter Wispelwey, Sol Gabetta, Romain Garioud and others. He has played as soloist with many orchestras in the Brazil, include Theatro São Pedro Orchestra ORTHESP, Parana Sinfonica Orchestra, Fukuda Camerata, Academic Orchestra of SP.

Played the Concertante Symphony of Mozart for Violin and Viola (Version for Cello By Dennis Parker). He was a teacher at the second edition of the International Violin Festival festspiele Brazil, and played the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Sinfonica Orchestra of Paraná / Brazil, with the pianist Cristian Budu and the violinist Winston Ramalho, under the regency of the renowned German conductor Henrik Schaefer.

During the 6th Music Festival in Trancoso, played as soloists and chamber music with renowned musicians such as the violinist Lorenz Nasturica (Spalla of the Munich Philharmonic), flutist Mathieu Dufour and Oboist Andreas Wittmann, both members of the Berlin Philharmonic. He is currently a teacher at the Baccarelli Institute - SP, member of the String Quartet of the City of São Paulo and regularly performs as a camerista alongside Pianists such as Cristian Budu, Yuri Pingo, Sonia Rubinsky, Leandro Roverso, Marcos Aragoni and others.


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