Leandro César da Silva is a highly innovative Brazilian musician and instrument builder. He has worked with Brazilian experimental music group UAKTI maintaining their custom built instruments and working as a sound technician during tours throughout Brazil, the US and Europe. Leandro studied guitar performance, bassoon and arrangement at the CEFAR Artistic Education Center in Minas Gerais. He has worked as a composer and arranger with a vast array of respected Brazilian musicians. In recent years Leandro has researched the construction of marimbas, using a wide range of materials, and has subsequently formed the Marimbaia ensemble who perform new arrangements of established Brazilian composers such as Egberto Gismonti and Marco Antônio Guimarães.