Timeline

   1921-1930

1921

“At the age of seven he already played the guitar, violin and piano by ear. He played in the choros that filled the streets of his hometown during Carnival. Between the ages of seven and ten, he traveled in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais playing with traditional musical ensembles, which seems to have been stored in his memory.” (Vasco Mariz).

1925

He begins studying music at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília in Petrópolis, RJ, for five years studying solfa with Henrique Harry, piano with Adelaide Carneiro and Elfrida Strattman, and violin with Gáo Omacht.

1926

After two years of study at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília, his progress on the violin earns him a Gold Medal incentive award from the former Associação de Ciências e Letras, now the Academia Petropolitana de Letras.

1927

Silver Medal at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília, for advancement in violin.

1928

First work as a violinist in silent movie screenings at the Cine Glória, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro.

Silver Medal at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília, for advancement in violin.

1929

He completes the theory and solfa course with Deoclécio Damasceno de Freitas and is appointed adjunct professor at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília.

Silver Medal at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília, for advancement in violin.

1930

Gáo Omacht travels abroad and Guerra-Peixe begins to study violin with Lionel Maul.

Becomes full professor of violin at the Escola de Música Santa Cecília.


From left to right, standing: Artur Soares (cousin), Guerra-Peixe, Amélia and Filomena (sisters); seated: Ana Guerra-Peixe and Francisco Antonio Guerra-Peixe, parents. Souza Franco Street, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1928.


Escola de Música Santa Cecília tribute. Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1944.

Souza Franco Street, Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, 1930.


   1921-1930