Notwithstanding his high level of training and credentials as a young pianist, Caramuru first began his professional career as an architect. It was not too long, however, before he exchanged architecture for music. After being granted a scholarship by the French Government in 1980, Caramuru moved to Paris where he studied under the supervision of the great Brazilian-French pianist Magda Tagliaferro
. After his return to Brazil, Caramuru undertook a position at the board of directors of the Magda Tagliaferro Foundation in São Paulo.
His many musical projects included Camargo Guarnieri and Magda Tagliaferro festivals, a project about the history of the Brazilian music and several records, among which an album about Brazilian composers, and his own piano solo arrangements on Tom Jobim‘s songs. In 2005, the French pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque performed Tom Jobim’s Chovendo na Roseira, the first of a series of arrangements for two pianos, written by Fábio Caramuru.
He formed the Duo Caramuru/Baldanza with the bass player Pedro Baldanza, and, later, they worked with the singer Magda Painno, starting classical, jazz, popular and even folkloric performances. Among Caramuru’s outstanding appearances are a Concert with Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra (Stravinsky), São Paulo Symphonic Brass Orchestra (Tom Jobim), São Paulo University Symphonic Orchestra (Poulenc) and Jazz Symphonic Orchestra, the latter performing special arrangements of Nino Rota’s and Richard Rodgers‘ movie soundtracks; concerts with the singers Fernando Portari and Magda Painno; the release of the double-CD Piano – Tom Jobim por Fábio Caramuru, celebrating the 80th Tom Jobim’s anniversary, and the innovative and acclaimed CD Bossa in the Shadows, with the remarkable contribution of the bass player Pedro Baldanza. In November 2010, Caramuru made a Brazilian Music Recital in Toronto (Victoria Chapel / University of Toronto) and a Brazilian Jazz Show at Zinc Bar in New York City. In 2011, an European tour included two concerts with Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in Belgium, and shows at JazzStation in Brussels and at Jazz Club Moods in Zurich. In 2012, he performed as soloist with ORTHESP, an Orchestra from São Paulo, as well as at the International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. In 2013, he performed at the Club Reserva in Gent, Belgium, and started the researchs for the project EcoMúsica, based on the interaction between sounds of nature and the piano.
In 2014, he directed and performed as solosit in projects such as the one which celebrated Tom Jobim’s 20 years of departure at Caixa Cultural São Paulo, and “Brazil in Two Pianos”, a national tour with the pianist Marco Bernardo, as well as at “Instrumental SESC Brasil”.
In 2015, Caramuru released his CD “Ecomúsica | Dialogues between a piano and the Brazilian fauna”, also available in a Japanese edition since September 2016, by the Japanese label Flau. In April 2016, Caramuru’s innovative video clip EcoMúsica | Cicada was released in a concert at Sala São Paulo.
In 2017, Fábio Caramuru played in eight Japanese cities, and had, as well, a special concert at Auditório Ibirapuera. In the same year, he released a new video, EcoMúsica | Tico-Tico, recorded in Rio de Janeiro, followed by concerts for the project “EcoMúsica | Rio de Janeiro”. His album “Tom Jobim by Fábio Caramuru” as well as “Dó Ré Mi Fon Fon” (27 Brazilian Nursery Songs) were released by Flau in Japan.
In 2018, Fábio released his second album EcoMúsica, “EcoMúsica Aves” (Flau, Japan), having 20 different Japanese birds as inspiration. He has also made two major concerts in São Paulo – Sala São Paulo and Auditório Ibirapuera – both dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of Japanese Immigration in Brazil.
Caramuru also released four new videos “EcoMúsica”: Bem-te-vi, Harpia (with the dancer ismael Ivo), Araras and Hidorigamo (with the ceramcist Hideko Honma), all of them available on his YouTube channel. The video “EcoMúsica | Harpia” was awarded the prize “Masters of Creativity” by the prestigious portal “Catraca Livre”. In 2019, Caramuru keeps developping the “EcoMúsica Project”, presenting it in concerts in Brazil (SESC, Japan House) and Canada, celebrating the 5th Anniversary of “Cafe & Cultura Toronto”, at Granite Club.
- UOL, Fábio Caramuru’s tour in Japan, January 27th, 2017
- Instrumental SESC Brasil, 2014, Fábio Caramuru and Marco Bernardo
- Jornal de Londrina, February 4th, 2008 (article about the CD Bossa in the Shadows)
- Estado de S. Paulo, December 30th, 2007, “Antologia Pessoal” section
- “Poética entre o clássico e o popular”, Estado de S. Paulo, Caderno 2, pages 10 and 11, December, 2007
- Dicionário Cravo Albin da Música Popular Brasileira
- Revista Concerto, outubro de 2007
- Folha de S.Paulo, Ilustrada, May 31st, 2007
- Souza, Tárik de. “Tons sobre Tom”, Jornal do Brasil, January 23rd, 2007
- CD “Piano – Tom Jobim por Fábio Caramuru”, MCD, 2007
- CD “Bossa in the Shadows”, New York, Labor Records
- Instrumental SESC Brasil, 2007, Fábio Caramuru and Pedro Baldanza
- Fábio Caramuru + Jazz Sinfônica