Joao Raone is a Brazilian musician with a special interest in the guitar and in the instruments that preceded it, including the Renaissance lute, Baroque lute, theorbo, 19th century guitar and other early plucked instruments. Raone has been working actively as a soloist, chamber musician, researcher and teacher.
His musical background includes masterclasses with Hopkinson Smith, Joachim Held, Dolores Costoyas, Guilherme de Camargo, William Carter, Vincent Dumestre, Rafael Bonavita, among others. Raone holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in guitar performance from the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and a Master in Early Music Performance from the University of Trossingen (Germany). His teachers had included Guilherme Calzavara, Mario Ulloa and Rolf Lislevand. Currently Raone is a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in music performance and literature at Eastman School of Music in the studio of Prof. Paul O'Dette.
Raone has been invited for several festivals and has done concerts in many countries such as Germany, Austria, Brazil, Italy and Portugal. Additionally, he has been a soloist for orchestras such as the Rio Grande do Norte State Symphony Orchestra, Pernambuco Chamber Orchestra, UFBA Symphony Orchestra, CPM Youth Symphony Orchestra. He also has premiered several works by Brazilian composers such as Paulo Costa Lima, Edvaldo Cabral, Danilo Guanais and Neneu Liberalquino.
Since 2007, he is Professor of guitar and chamber music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil).