Rocinante Team

Sylvio Fraga

Founding Partner and Artistic Director

Composer, poet, and author of books and albums. Graduated in Economics from the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, former director of the Antônio Parreiras Museum, with a Master’s in poetry from New York University. Fraga is the dreamer and caretaker of Rocinante’s albums, alongside the artistic board.

Pepê Monnerat

Founding Partner and Technical Director

Graduated in International Business from GGSB–Grenoble, former partner at Audio Rebel. Worked in Broadway musicals as sound designer. Has a Master’s in Audio Production from Westminster London. Has worked in studios since he was 15, as a recording and mixing engineer, with such artists as Caetano Veloso, Elza Soares, Orkestra Rumpilezz, and Marcos Valle; with Erasmo Carlos, he won the Grammy Latino award for best rock album. He is currently PA technician for Jorge Ben Jor. Creator and caretaker of Studio Rocinante and the Rocinante Factory.

Izabel Bellizzi

Executive Producer

Graduated in Fashion Design from SENAI CETIQT, with a graduate degree in Fashion Business and an MBA in Creative Modeling from Anhembi Morumbi University, having worked in this market’s executive segment in São Paulo. Life took its turns, and Izabel went to work in music and cultural production, initially with independent bands. Her love for the backstage and for watching production’s magic unfold led her to take extension courses like Music and Business at the Catholic University in Rio. She joined Diversão E Arte as a production assistant and later took over road production for Mahmundi, and then moved to the entertainment production company Rinoceronte Entretenimento, working with Danilo Caymmi, Nelson Motta, and others.

Cassiano Milhomem

Studio Manager and Production

Technical degree in Polymers from IFRJ with a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Production from Estácio de Sá University. Cassiano’s love for music and technology dates to his early childhood, and he decided to focus his life and studies on this area of work, garnering experience in music recording and dubbing studios. Worked as an intern at the Institute of Macromolecules of UFRJ and Bravo Studios.

Jonathan Dias

Studio and Production Assistant

Born and raised in Rocinha, Jonathan is pursuing an undergraduate teaching degree in Music from the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro, where he has been a student researcher in the Teachers’ Training Program. He has also been a music teacher in the Workshop for Success social project in Rocinha.

English translation: Christopher Peterson