Brazilian musician, composer and producer
Ivan Beck was born in Rio Grande (RS), Brazil, on August 17th, 1983. Since he was young he showed interest in music. His first dream was to be a drummer like his uncle did when he was a teenager. At 15 Ivan Beck decided that electric bass would be his gateway into the universe of music! Today he is a professional musician and teacher, with countless hours of recording and vast presentations in curriculum. Graduated in Music at the Federal University of Pelotas (RS), Brazil, he is currently residing in Lisbon, Portugal, and nowadays concluing a master degree in Music Performance, at Evora University.
Throughout his more than 20 years of career, he played in various parts of Brazil, Canada, Portugal and Spain. Ivan Beck has a solo work of instrumental music since 2011, besides developing projects of Fusion, Funk, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Music.
In 2016 and 2017 he joined the band HIBRIA, recording the EP XX (2016) and the album MOVING GROUND (2018), both released in Asia (King Records), Brazil (Urubuz Records), and the first one also released in North America (TYM Records). He also performed and recorded alongside several well-known musicians including Gianni Di Crescenzo (ITA), Rafael Focunbierta (Spain), Mario Lopes and Jessica Pina (PT), Frank Solari, Luis Kalil, Paulo Dorfmann, Jorginho do Trompete and Luiz Jakka (BRA), among many others!
Ivan Beck has studied with great names in the world of music, like Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Felix Pastorius, Anthony Wellington, Bob Franceschini and Dave Welsch (USA), Benoit Gibson (CAN), Christoffer Bochmann (UK), Gianni Di Crescenzo (ITA), Claus Nymark (DIN), Nelson Faria, Junior Braguinha, Arismar do Espírito Santo, Jorge Helder, Edu Martins, Gilberto Oliveira, Lucas Esvael and Dimitri Cervo (BRA), and others.
In 2013 Ivan Beck released his first solo album, entitled QUANDO AS NOTAS SAEM DO PAPEL, acting as composer, arranger, producer and musical director. The opening song, Full Hand, was part of the Virada Cultural Paulista track on 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. The single MADRUGADA, added to his tune HILÉIA, gave to Ivan Beck and his group the prize of BEST COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE in V MUSIURG - FURG, festival realized in October of 2013.