- Bruno Silva (Viola)
- Carlos Tony Gomes (Cello)
- Celina da Piedade (Accordion; Metalophone)
- Rodrigo Lećo (Electric Guitar; Bass; Synthesizer )
- Viviena Toupikova (Violin)
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
- artist submitted by:
NEW CONCERT, NEW ALBUM
"THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN" Rodrigo Leao latest record, straight entry to 1 on the Portuguese record Top Sales Chart
"One of the most inspired composers in the world"
Awards and Distinctions:
6 Platinum Records,3 Gold Records
2010 Magazine "Les Inrockuptibles" (France):
"A Mae " Considered One of Top albums (Top 20) of the year
2009 National TV SIC / Magazine Caras
Golden Globes 2008
2005 National TV SIC / Magazine Caras
Golden Globes 2004
2004 Billboard Magazine (EUA)
Second best album of the year
2002 Cinema Festival Fantasporto
Best Videoclip for the song "A Casa"
2001 Blitz Music Awards
Album of the - For the album "Alma Mater"
Song of the year -A Casa
2000 Awards DN(daily newspaper)
Album of the year- Alma Mater
Rodrigo Leao is one of the leading contemporary composers in Portugal. He is closely connected to the international impact of Madredeus, as one of its founding members, having choosed to leave it in 1994 to concentrate on his own solo career. He has released several albums the last years, recorded with people like Stuart Staples, Beth Gibbons or Neil Hannon, played with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Ludovico Eunaudi and travelled all over the world, receiving the highest praise from people like Pedro Almodovar, the Spanish movie director.
Rodrigo released this year the album "A Montanha Magica" ("The Magic Mountain"), the first after A Mae from 2009.
Following an instrumental tour, Rodrigo Leao went into the studio and reconnected with childhood memories.
With the help of a string trio and Celina da Piedade on accordion, Rodrigo started a more solitary journey that saw him reconnect with his teens by grabbing instruments like the bass guitar, electric guitar and even drums... The universe behind his new release, "A Montanha Magica" ("The Magic Mountain") is that of childhood memories.
The album," A Montanha Magica" (The Magic Mountain) was recorded in Alentejo, and at first the plan was to make it purely instrumental, but some of the melodies asked for voices. So Rodrigo reached out to Australian singer Scott Mathew, to a promising new Brazilian talent, highly regarded by Caetano Veloso called Thiago Petit, and also to well kept Portuguese secret Miguel Filipe, the voice of the project Novembro. There are three songs and several instrumentals where one can hear, for the first time in Rodrigo's solo career, the beautiful sounds of the Portuguese guitar. The album is powerfully evocative, draws the picture of a dreamstate and is full of those trademark melodies that only the leader of the Cinema Ensemble can think of. He will present this new material live, with a new ensemble approach, bringing his music into a more intimate sphere.
Get ready to travel inside your mind.
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