Our artists in Brazil
December 2016

Greek violinist Yannos Margaziotis (2.concertmaster with the Orchestra of the National Opera of Greece) and artistic director of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, in Syros, Greece, performed with the Virtuosi Festival Orchestra in Brazil and Argentina, between 11 - 18 December 2016. 

French harpsichord player Ronan Kahlil and Brazilian counter-tenor Rodrigo Ferreira performed three concerts in Brazil invited by the Virtuosi Festival.

The programme entitled "Music for a while" included works by 

Purcell, Monteverdi, Handel, Blow, Sances, Rossi, Dowland and Buxtehude.

Concert dates

Tuesday 13th, in Recife

Wednesday 14th, in Natal

Friday 16th, in Fortaleza


Greek violinist Yannos Margaziotis (2.concertmaster with the Orchestra of the National Opera of Greece) and artistic director of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, in Syros, Greece, will participate at the International Week of Chamber Music in Rio de Janeiro (artistic director Simone Leitao, pianist), with five concerts between 29 September and 4 October 2013 at Brazil Bank Cultural Center.


French saxophonist Clément Himbert reinvited to Brazil for the II Virtuosi Festival Seculo XXI, in November 2013, after having particpated at the V Virtuosi de Gravata Festival and at the Garanhuns Winter Festival, between 17 and 25 July 2013 with works by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, Britten, Berio, Morosco, Kassap, Bozza, Nyman, Portejoie and Glazounov. 

Clément Himbert was awarded in 2005 the first grand prize of the International Music Competition "Pacem in Terris" in Bayreuth (Germany). He currently holds the position of saxophone professor at the Conservatory of Saint-Étienne (France) and he is in preparation of the "Doctorate of Interpreter" in collaboration with the Paris National Conservatory and Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV).

In December 2012, Greek violonist, Yannos Margaziotis, artistic director of the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades and concertmaster at the Greek National Opera orchestra since 1994 and Turkish bassoonist, Tolga Alpay, principal with Izmir State Symphony Orchestra and member of Izmir Bassoon Quartet, Kamerata Smyrna Wind Quintet and Artis Ensemble participated at the XV Virtuosi Festival of Brazil between 9 and 16 December 2012.

The Virtuosi is an international music festival that takes place in Recife/Brazil since 1998. Consecrated in the Brazilian musical scene as one of the most important classical music festivals in the country, the festival makes in a week an extensive music program focusing on contemporary works, on the coming of world-renowned musicians, on the presentation of works by Brazilian composers and on the premiere of new works.

Through different series, the festival features more than 40 concertos in 7 days. With a new and unusual proposal, merging the popular manifestation with the traditional, the Virtuosi offers a program with about 30% of new works. Born to be a chamber music festival it has grown throughout its history and fits no longer in the original idea. The Virtuosi opens its range of action making the festival in different towns such as Joao Pessoa, Olinda, Belém and Recife. The festival also goes to Gravatá and Garanhuns taking classical music to many different corners of the state.

Since 1998, the festival has invited very known artists such as Antonio Meneses (cello), Ilya Gringolts (violin), Judith Ingolfsson (violin), Mikkel Futtrup (violin), Monique Duphil (piano), Christian Lindberg (trombone), Gilles Apap (violin), Suren Bagratuni (cello), Kim Bak Dinitzen (cello), Catalin Rotaru (bass), Stephen Prutsman (piano), Victor Asuncion (piano), Valeria Stenkina, Alexander Timchenko, Regina Rustemova (Singers from Mariinsky Theater), The Miró String Quartet, The Penderecki String Quartet among others.

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Dates:December 2016