Mon Oct. 16, 2017

Maria João & Egberto Gismonti (POR/BRA)

Maria João: vocals
Egberto Gismonti: piano, 10-string guitar

Miracles happen. Dreams come true. Also in music: Maria João and Egberto Gismonti are now a duo. Without doubt one of the most fortunate, important, musically original and aesthetically energising encounters between two outstanding musicians and personalities of contemporary music making.

João and Egberto gave their first concert in Italy last July. Not only was it a performance of poetic and explosive magic, the fantastic news spread all over the globe in only very few minutes. And now they are getting ready for their very first tour planned for October 2017.

Egberto Gismonti, multi-instrumentalist virtuoso and brilliant composer-inventor of enormous musical fantasy of instrumentation and style (from guitar, piano to full orchestra, from Brazilian traditional, jazz to classical-contemporary music), has raved about his new musical partner’s extraordinary singing and rare, absolutely unique musicality.

While Maria João, most enthusiastically acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world for her very own original nonconformist approach to creating and performing music (ranging from Portuguese, Brazilian folklore to jazz and surroundings) and considered one of the most accomplished voice artists tout court, has always dreamt of performing with revered Gismonti.