Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental music band of three sisters, founded by their late father Eduardo Roque da Silva Ferreira who used to play pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine). Corina plays flute and piccolo, Lia plays acoustic 7 string guitar, Elisa plays mandolin, clarinet, banjo and piano. After an enthusiastic audience response to their first concert at the 2021 Miami International GuitART Festival, they return with another concert in 2022 MIGF.
In Brazil, Choro das 3 has played for presidents and for huge audiences such as São Paulo’s New Year’s Eve Party (2 million people). It has been on national TV many times, including the Jo Soares show (the Brazilian version of “The Tonight Show”).
Since 2013 Choro das 3 has yearly played in the USA to reviews with words like, “superbly talented,” “cohesive,” and “beguiling.” Their appearances at Mike Marshall and David Grisman’s Mandolin Symposium led Marshall to say that Choro das 3 plays “. . . some of the most inspired and inspiring music . . . the highest level of musicianship and presentation . . . the highest quality of Brazilian Choro music that can be heard any place today.”
They’ve played over 300 concerts at halls, festivals, clubs and schools from Massachusetts to California and from Seattle to Texas, including jazz clubs such
as The Jazz Showcase (Chicago IL), The Jazz Station (Eugene OR), The Metropolitan Room (NYC), The Nashville Jazz Workshop (Nashville). They’ve had residencies at US universities such as Roger Williams University, Rode Island University, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Rhodes College, Hope College, University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee at Martin. They performed at the wonderful Shalin Liu Performance Center near Boston, also at Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago) and The Freight and Salvage (Berkeley, CA). They’ve played festivals such as MusikFest (Bethlehem, PA), Festival International de Louisiane (Lafayette, LA), Stowe Jazz Festival and David Grisman and Mike Marshall’s Mandolin Symposium (Santa Cruz, CA).
In Europe they performed at Festival International de Mandolines de Lunel (France), Festival Internacional de Música de Plectro (Portugal), XXII Festival de Plectro (Spain), International Mandolin & Guitar Accademia (Italy), and Protagonista il Mandolino (Italy), among others.
Choro das 3 has released 10 CDs since 2008 including a solo CD of Elisa playing her original works on piano. Six others feature original works by the sisters and their musical friends rendered in Brazilian acoustic styles.