BRAZIL AT Classical:NEXT 2015

Bold, strange, smooth. There's plenty of everything in the lively classical & contemporary music scene from Brazil today. From the experimental, cinematic "música estranha" ("strange music") of Thiago Cury's Água Forte work to the virtuoso, clever arrangements of the Siqueira Lima guitar duo, from the refinement and boldness of Claudio Dauelsberg and Sérgio Roberto de Oliveira's soundscapes to the deep dive into Brazilian roots with Acalanto's artists, there's more than ever to discover.

The artists and companies presented below comprise 2015's Classical:NEXT delegation of the Brasil Music Exchange project.
Come visit us at stands 23 and 24!

Actively promoting Brazilian music worldwide for over 10 years, the Brasil Music Exchange supports and develops opportunities for the local music sector, whilst also encouraging institutional partnerships and P2P business opportunities.

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Kind regards,
Susana Bragatto
International PR - Brasil Music Exchange

Invitation: Happy Hour at Classical:NEXT 2015
Friday May 22nd, 5 PM - stands 22 to 27

Connect with business professionals, national delegates and artist managers from Brazil, Belgium, Catalunya and Italy during a happy hour offered by Brasil Music Exchange, Creative Catalonia (Spain), Puglia Sounds (Italy) and Wallonie-Bruxelles-Musiques/Flanders Arts Institute (Belgium).


Água Forte - Strange Music Festival
Thiago Cury - (artistic director)
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Água Forte is a Brazilian music label and publishing company that seeks to develop and promote the best contemporary music around to a diverse and qualified audience in the form of top quality reference records, scores and special exploratory projects. The company works with exploratory music, crossing the lines of classical, jazz and Brazilian popular music. Founder, composer and artistic director Thiago Cury is also the creator and curator of the Strange Music Festival, in São Paulo, which annually gathers musicians and composers from all over the world who connect with the concept of innovation in music and integrated arts.

Acalanto Produções
Fernando Alves - (executive officer)
A management and booking agency based in São Paulo, Acalanto promotes Brazilian, world and classical music through various projects and partnerships with artists, government, associations and companies. Their work comprises a wide variety of styles, from Brazilian Instrumental and Classical to Contemporary, Baroque, Early Music, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Choro, Jazz, Flamenco, World and others. Additionally, the company provides consulting services in cultural marketing, by developing tailored musical projects and sponsorships and advising on the correct use of cultural tax incentives available in Brazil.

A Casa Estúdio
Sérgio Roberto de Oliveira - (artistic director)
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Nominated twice for the Latin Grammy (2011 and 2012) as a composer and a producer, Sergio Roberto de Oliveira is one of the most active and widely performed composers in Brazilian contemporary music. His work has made an impact outside Brazil, particularly in the USA and England, with lectures, interviews, concerts and musical publications. His A Casa Estúdio, in Rio de Janeiro, comprises a label, production company and one of the most important music studios in Brazil dedicated to classical and contemporary music. Oliveira is also the creator and curator of the Festival Internacional Compositores de Hoje (Composers of Today), held annually in Rio de Janeiro.

Duo Siqueira Lima
Shirley Higa - (artist manager)
Uruguayan Cecilia Siqueira and Brazilian Fernando de Lima comprise the Duo Siqueira Lima, one of the most prestigious guitar duos from the Brazilian music scene today. With a work linking the classical and Brazilian instrumental genres, they've been highly praised by the international public and media, having won the "Brazilian International Press Awards USA 2014" during their latest U.S. tour. The NY Times described them as "finely detailed as a Fabergé egg". The duo tours extensively, having performed in many prominent venues and festivals worldwide. Siqueira and Lima also carry out teaching activities, with master classes and workshops held in many institutions and events all over the world.

Dell'Arte Soluções Culturais
Claudio Dauelsberg - (artistic director)
Programming, producing and delivering cultural projects since 1982, Dell'Arte is one of the leading South American agencies in the fields of classical music, dance and jazz. The quality of our work was built on successful tours for great artists, such as Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Luciano Pavarotti, Vienna Philharmonic, Kirov Ballet, among others. Our mission is to promote the best of the arts, delivering projects of wide-ranging programme – classical, world music, rock, pop, jazz and dance – shaped to the diverse audiences in Brazil and South America.

article posted by:Susana Bragatto, BM&A - Brasil Music & Arts