Rosimery da Silva Lopes Bergeron was born in the “cidade maravilhosa” that is Rio de Janeiro. Throughout childhood and adolescence she practiced music and dance at her neighborhood samba school — frequently visiting, as well, the famous escolas de samba Portela and Vila Isabel. Her father, a saxophonist who played at “bloco” celebrations during Carnaval, instilled in her a love of traditional Brazilian music from a young age.
As an adult Rosi studied voice with Suely Mesquita & Sonia Joppert, and continued to feed her passion for Brazilian music, absorbing the influences of the hundreds of Brazilian musicians who live or tour in Rio. Her favorite artists include Elis Regina, Tom Jobim, Gal Costa, Paulinho da Viola, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, Marisa Monte, and Maria Rita.
Rosi performs as a member of Vianna Bergeron Brazilian Jazz and the Tom Bergeron Brasil Band. In addition, she has sung with Choro das 3, Marvio Ciribelli, Edson Oliveira, and other Brazilian music groups in Oregon and Brazil.
Rosi returns every year to Rio, making music with friends and maintaining her connection to the culture she loves.
In addition to her work as a singer, Rosi runs a thriving counseling practice in Bend, Oregon.