The project, funded by the DF’s Culture Aid Fund (FAC-DF, in Portuguese), and held by Alvaro Henrique, aims to make a DVD telling the story of the guitar from the Babylon to modern day, presenting music from the first guitar-related printed music ever (El Maestro, by Luys Milan, printed in 1536) to premiered pieces, playied on replicas of the 16th, 18th, 19th Centuries and on a modern guitar made with moder techniques.
Goldenbaum’s “May All Dictators Fall,” written in response to the Arab Spring, offers audiences new ways to consider democratic ideals. And J. Antunes “What Should We Do?” reverberates with the recorded sounds of police dislocating people in a favela and asks us all to consider the moral questions that privilege and wealth pose for the rest of society.
Concert with nationalistic music from Spain, Argentina and Brasil, with a masterpiece by J. S. Bach.
Piano, bass, drums
As a soloist with orchestra, Henrique has performed in Brazil with the Orquestra do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro and the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro’s String Orchestra, as well as in Finland with the Vaasa Sinfonietta. He has premiered 5 concerti, and worked with conductors Julio Medaglia, Ville Mankkinen, and Angelo Cavallaro.
With a special interest in art for social change, Alvaro’s projects have included commissioning works centered on social issues.
O Bruno Macedo, aluno do curso técnico em violão Erudito que está sob minha orientação atualmente, acaba de ser agraciado com o 3o. prêmio no Canadian international Music competition. Parabéns Bruno!
2020 era um ano em que já pretendia colocar aulas online grátis condizentes com o curso de violão erudito da Escola de Música de Brasília. Com a pandemia, migramos para aulas 100% online, o que me incentivou a acelerar este processo. Desta forma, 2020 foi o ano em que...
Por uma grande coincidência, na primeira semana de quarentena no Brasil lancei meu primeiro curso online. Estudando Música Melhor, em 6 módulos, resume 10 anos de dedicação a como aproveitar melhor os seis dias da semana sem aula de instrumento. Além de muita leitura,...
Ainda em 2018, lancei do DVD Violão de Todos os Tempos. Com financiamento do Fundo de Apoio à Cultura do DF, o vídeo mostra instrumentos da época da chegada dos portugueses aos dias atuais, nos instrumentos de cada época, em repertório relacionado ao Brasil ou a...
First Compact Disc
Jean Goldenbaum 2º CD
Guitar Through the Ages
I started a project to raise the spotlight on a very important yet neglected Brazilian composer, Cesar Guerra-Peixe. He is a unique case of a composer who is considered a key figure in two RIVAL musical movement in Brazil, the Musica Viva, focused on avant-gard music,...
Last week I wrote in this blog about the cancelation of a traditional guitar competition due to the Covid-19 restrictions making it impossible to organize an international competition (https://alvarohenrique.com/en/2020/08/05/from-cancelations-to-smiles/) This week...
What a week! It started with the surprising decision by the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) to cancel its International Concert Artist Competition after a first round took place. Not an easy decision, and they have good reasons for that, but nonetheless...
Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) announced it will cancel its 2020 International Concert Artist Competition. Before, GFA moved to a format with the preliminary round taking place in online format, as the last event on its online convention. The semifinal and final...