Maria Clara Barbosa is a cavaquinista, conductor and arranger, graduated in music from UNIRIO. He participated in several groups as a cavaquinista. She is a teacher in public and private schools and coordinates the Villa-Lobos Project, a social initiative aimed at the professionalization of young musicians. Music Director and producer of several award-winning CDs and DVDs. Since 1988, she has been developing cultural activities at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz [Oswaldo Cruz Foundation]. He participated in the creation team of the Museu da Vida [Museum of Life] and for twenty years he coordinates o Coral Fiocruz.