Perhaps one of the most important clarinetists dynamic in Brazil, José Botelho was paid tribute by best Brazilian composers such as for example Guerra Peixe, Camargo Guarnieri, Francisco Mignone, and Oswaldo Lacerda, who have focused on him a few of their functions in popular type. As the initial clarinetist from the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra), José Botelho toured European countries, U.S., and Canada. Being a soloist, Botelho performed using the Country wide Symphonic Orchestra, symphonic orchestras of Porto and of Lisbon (Portugal), from the Municipal Theaters of Rio de Janeiro and of São Paulo, of the town of Campinas, Orquestra de Câmara de Curitiba, yet others. Having researched music in Portugal, José Botelho performed in a number of countries of SOUTH USA and European countries. Among the key chamber groupings he participated in, the Sexteto perform Rio earned the 1972 International Villa-Lobos Competition for instrumental organizations. In 1996, Botelho released the Compact disc Música Brasileira Em virtude de Clarineta e Piano in duo with pianist Fernanda Chaves Canaud.