He holds a doctorate in music from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), a master’s degree in communication and semiotics from the Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP) and a major degree in music composition from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
From 1988 to 1991 he studied at the Performing Arts School of Worcester (Worcester/Massachusetts/EUA). His former teachers include Roger Reynolds, Stefano Gervasoni, Richard Bishop, Hans-Joachim Koellreutter, Oiliam Lanna, Silvio Ferraz and Sergio Magnani.
He is the author of the books “The flowered shoes don’t fly: creative procedures shared between music, literature and painting” (Os sapatos floridos não voam) and “Minor music: the avant-garde and the minor manifestations of contemporary music” (Música menor).
In 2009 his most important chamber pieces were recorded in the CDs called “Guilherme Nascimento – chamber music (vols. 1 and 2)”.
He received the 2000 UFMG Composition Prize and was a finalist of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra “Tinta Fresca 2008” Composition Prize.
He has held fellowships with the most important institutions in Brazil, such as the Ministry of Culture (MinC), the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq), the Coordination for Improvement of High Level Students (CAPES), the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the State of Minas Gerais Research Foundation (FAPEMIG).
He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Italian.