ELOY LOPES WINS MODERN DRUMMER'S UNDISCOVERED
Eloy Casagrande Lopes (left) with his
teacher and fellow Mapex Endorser Aquiles Priester (right).
April 5, 2005 is sure to be an unforgettable day
for Eloy Casagrande Lopes. On that day he was named the winner
of Modern Drummer’s Undiscovered Drummer contest.
14 year old Eloy was born in Santo Andre, Spain
on January 29, 1991. When he was 6 years old, his parents began
to nurture his musical talents. Since then it has been a lot
of practice and learning, under the guidance of many teachers.
His playing has been recognized by many professional drummers
and he has been invited to play on many television shows such
as É Show on Rede Record, numerous shows on Rede Globo,
Super Pop on Rede TV and Domingo Legal on Rede SBT.
Currently, Eloy is taking drum classes with Aquiles
Priester of Angra, another Mapex endorser, and practices intensely
every day. At his young age, it is hard to find other serious
musicians around his age. He hopes to someday be in a band and
play around the world.
This May, Eloy is going to own the stage with Mapex
at the Modern Drummer festival. Eloy plays Mapex drums and is
also a loyal user of Janus pedals. According to his teacher,
Aquiles Priester, Eloy has been using his Janus pedals for a
long time now and loves them. Mapex and Janus are proud to provide
Eloy with gear that helps him feel confident and lets him focus
on his playing. We look forward to even greater things from the
young and talented Eloy.