Video link: St. Martin (Raul de Souza) – Roberto de Oliveira e Vitor Garbelotto – YouTube
Paraphrasing Vinicius de Moraes, a great figure of Bossa Nova, « Life is the art of the encounter ». And it was this « art » that allowed the duo to meet each other. While Vitor Garbelotto’s guitar and Roberto de Oliveira’s trombone cross the same ocean departing from Brazil, it is nevertheless in France that they become partners and created this musical duo.
The northeast trombone and the south guitar represent a plural Brazil. Whether it comes from the warm virtuosity of the guitar or the rhythmic breath of his trombone’s partner, the duo invites us to a sweet journey with the best of Brazilian flavors, in a mix of complementary, opposed, composed and dynamic chords.
Garbelotto and de Oliveira, bring with them all their influences, from the classical to the popular music, submerging the public in the Brazilian’s universe throw original compositions as well as the greater works by the Brazilian masters such as Radamés Gnattali, Raul de Souza, Baden Powell and Tom Jobim.
VITOR GARBELOTTO is a guitarist, composer, arranger and poet. An emerging figure in contemporary Brazilian guitar, he has dual graduation in classical and popular music, which allows him to move fluidly from one universe to the other with great intimacy with his instrument.
With several recorded albums, Garbelotto has built a solid international career, sharing his passion for music in different stages, in countries such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Denmark.
As a guitar virtuoso, his versatility allows him to participate in the most diverse projects. Whether it is Brazilian music, classical music, jazz, French songs or even theater, Garbelotto and his guitar form the bridge to a rich experience in the Brazilian cultural universe.
ROBERTO DE OLIVEIRA is a Brazilian author, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from Fortaleza (Northesast Brazil). In 2009, he settled in Lille and founded the Association AÇAÍ of which he is the artistic director
Roberto studied trombone at the Centro Educacional Padre João Piamarta (great Italian school, located in his hometown). Upon his arrival in France, he continued his studies at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Lille in classical trombone under the direction of Christian Bogaert. As multi-instrumentalist, he also plays the mandolin, the cavaquinho, the guitar, the flugelhorn and other percussions.
In 2017, he launched his first albun entitled “Sertão”. This original Brazilian instrumental music project, which is based on forró (but also on soul and jazz), has its roots in a trip made in 2015 in the arid, dry and wild lands of Northeast Brazil.
In 2018, he founded the first Lille Choro Festival, a cultural and scientific event including master classes, concerts, conferences, screenings and exhibitions. And it was also when his Trio Caldo de Cana launched its first albun “Sentindo Bem” (Feeling good).
Roberto de Oliveira