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Antônio Pecci Filho (born July 6, 1946 in São PauloBrazil), better known as Toquinho (Portuguese pronunciation: [toˈkĩɲu]), is a Brazilian singer and guitarist. He is well known for his collaborations, as composer and performer, with Vinicius de Moraes.[1]


 [hide*1 Childhood and musical studies

Childhood and musical studies[edit]Edit

Toquinho was born in São Paulo. He is son of the Italian descendents Diva Bondeolli Pecci and Antonio Pecci and has one brother, João Carlos Pecci. As he was very short during his childhood, her mother used to call him "meu toquinho de gente" ("my piece of person"). This is the origin of his nickname.

He was always the number one student in his class. However, this situation caused him some physical and emotional problems. So, he started playing guitar as a solution for these problems. His first guitar classes were taught by Dona Aurora, a piano teacher who also knew how to play guitar. However, she could not continue to teach Toquinho. In fact, the songs he wanted to learn, like João Gilberto and Carlos Lyra, were too difficult for her.

At 14 years old, he studied guitar with Paulinho Nogueira and went on studying harmony with Edgar Gianulo, classical guitar with Isaias Sávio and orchestration with Léo Peracchi. He also studied with and befriended Oscar Castro-Neves.


Initially playing in colleges, Toquinho's professional career took off in the 1960s at shows promoted by radio personality Walter Silva at the famous Paramount theater in São Paulo. He composed his first recorded song with Chico Buarque entitled "Lua Cheia" (Full Moon).[1] His first big hit was composed in 1970 with Jorge Benjor, "Que Maravilha" (What a Wonder).

That same year he was invited by Vinicius de Moraes, co-writer of the worldwide hit song "Garota de Ipanema" (The Girl from Ipanema), to participate in a series of shows in Buenos Aires, forming a solid partnership that would continue for 11 years and produce 120 songs, 25 records and over a thousand shows. After the death of Vinicius de Moraes in 1980, Toquinho went on to pursue a solo career, often performing with other talented musicians like Paulinho da Viola,Danilo CaymmiPaulinho Nogueira and Chico Buarque.

Throughout his career, Toquinho always composed for children, and has five albums for children, including Arca de Noé (1980), with Vinicius de Moraes, and Casa de brinquedos (1983). Toquinho continues to record albums and play his music around the world. He is still very acclaimed in Brazil and Italy.[2]



  • 1966: O violão de Toquinho
  • 1969: La vita, amico, è l'arte dell'incontro


  • 1970: Toquinho
  • 1970: Vinicius de Moraes en "La Fusa" con Maria Creuza Y Toquinho
  • 1971: Como dizia o poeta... Música nova (with Vinicius de Moraes and Marilia Medalha)
  • 1971: Per vivere un grande amore
  • 1971: São demais os perigos desta vida... (with Vinicius de Moraes)
  • 1971: Toquinho e Vinícius
  • 1971: Vinicius + Bethania + Toquinho en La Fusa (Mar Del Plata)
  • 1972: Vinícius canta "Nossa Filha Gabriela"
  • 1973: O bem amado (Original soundtrack)
  • 1973: Poeta, moça e violão (with Vinicius de Moraes and Clara Nunes)
  • 1973: Botequim (with Gianfrancesco Guarnieri)
  • 1974: Boca da noite
  • 1974: Toquinho, Vinícius e amigos
  • 1974: Fogo sobre Terra (Original soundtrack)
  • 1974: Toquinho e Vinícius
  • 1975: Vinícius/Toquinho
  • 1975: O Poeta e o Violão (with Vinicius de Moraes)
  • 1976: La voglia, la pazzia, l'incoscienza, l'allegria
  • 1976: Il Brasile nella chitarra strumentale (Torino, Itália)
  • 1977: Toquinho tocando
  • 1977: The best of Vinicius & Toquinho
  • 1977: Tom, Vinícius, Toquinho, Miúcha
  • 1978: Toquinho cantando: Pequeno perfil de um cidadão comum
  • 1979: 10 anos de Toquinho e Vinícius


  • 1980: Sempre Amigos (with Paulinho Nogueira)
  • 1980: Um pouco de ilusão
  • 1980: A arca de Noé (with Vinicius de Moraes)
  • 1980: A Arca de Noé 2 (with Vinicius de Moraes)
  • 1981: Toquinho, la chitarra e gli amici
  • 1981: Doce vida
  • 1982: Toquinho ao vivo em Montreaux
  • 1983: Aquarela
  • 1983: Casa de brinquedos
  • 1984: Sonho dourado
  • 1984: Bella la vita
  • 1985: A luz do solo
  • 1986: Coisas do coração
  • 1986: Le storie di una storia sola
  • 1986: Vamos juntos: Toquinho Live at Bravas Club'86, Tokyo
  • 1987: Canção de todas as crianças
  • 1988: Made in coração
  • 1989: Toquinho in Canta Brasil
  • 1989: À sombra de um jatobá


  • 1990: Toquinho instrumental
  • 1992: El viajero del sueño
  • 1992: Il viaggiatore del sogno
  • 1992: O viajante do sonho
  • 1993: La vita è l'arte dell'incontro
  • 1994: Trinta anos de música
  • 1996: Toquinho e suas canções preferidas

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