Composer and pianist Jocy de Oliveira was born in Curitiba and spent her youth in São Paulo. In contrast to many Brazilian musicians she has spent a
very significant part of her career outside Brazil, with study in Paris and many international concert performances and recordings. Her interpretations
of the Catalogue des Oiseaux and the Vingt Regards by Olivier Messiaen were issued by Vox in the seventies. Her recent work in music theater is
available on a number of compact discs. Inori à prostituta sagrada (RER) and Illud tempus (O. O. Discs) are the first and second parts of a trilogy that
was concluded with As Malibrans (2000). She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Music.