Chiquinha Gonzaga (1847-1935) is a Brazilian pianist and composer who was born in Rio de Janeiro in the 19th century. She contributed significantly to the formation of Brazilian music through compositions in different styles, such as carnival marches, waltzes, polka and maxixe (a style that would later be called Brazilian tango).
Arley França (1976) is a band and orchestra Brazilian conductor and also acts as a music educator. Through his music education program, he has formed more than 40 youth bands and orchestras in the last 25 years, with emphasis on the young Orquestra de Sopros de Pindoretama, which represents Brazil in festivals in Germany and Norway. He founded and directs also the Brazilian Contemporary Orchestra,