NORBERTO GONÇALVES DA CRUZ, mandolin

 

He was born in Caracas (Venezuela) in the year 1979 of Portuguese origin. He began studying the mandolin as a child with his grandfather Jorge Gonçalves and prof. Virgílio Caldeira, and later with international soloist Dorina Frati. He’s considered one of the most importante Portuguese virtuosos of the classical mandolin, and e has performed as a soloist in many countries such as Italy, Austria, Portugal, Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Brasil collaborating with various orchestras and chamber ensembles such as "I Solisti Aquilani", Benedetto Marcello Chamber Orchestra, The "Camerata Italica" and symphonic institutions such as the Sofia Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Campo Grande Symphony (Brasil), among others. During his career in Italy, he regularly collaborated with important symphonic institutions such as the Teatro Alla Scala, La Fenice Theater in Venice, Teatro Massimo in Palermo where he was under the direction of great maestros such as Riccardo Muti and Mstislav Rostropovich. As a soloist, he collaborated with different Italian composers, either on exhibitions or for recordings of music for films such as Luciano Bellini (Leggende del Mediterraneo), Carlo Crivelli (Doppia Luna di Shakespeare, Salvo D'Acquisto), Nicola Piovani and Roma Sinfonietta Ennio Morricone, among others, and participated in several television and radio programs such as RAIUNO, Sat 2000, Vatican Radio. In 2016 organizes the 1st International Mandolin Festival of Madeira. He is currently a mandolin teacher at the Madeira Conservatory School of Arts and President of the Madeira Mandolin Association.

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