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Quarteto Vivace Brasil

Quarteto Vivace Brasil was founded in 2008 with the idea of performing repertoire from Baroque to Latin American without regard for the usual barriers between the worlds of “classical” and “popular” music. Our main goal is to bring cultures closer together through beautiful music, which is part of the shared human experience. QVB’s members are winners of international competitions and have been trained in multiple genres at the top conservatories in Brazil, the USA and Europe. From this fusion of talents, a new and exciting sound was born, as well as the ability to undertake audacious and original arrangements.

This CD owes its existence to one of the high points of our month-long US début tour in 2009: a tremendously successful performance (if we do say so ourselves!) at the University of New Orleans. We hope that this live recording of concert will enable the listener to share in the thrill we there.

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Brazilian-born flutist Tadeu Coelho joined the University North Carolina School of the Arts in 2002. He has also taught at the Universities of Iowa and New Mexico, and was a visiting professor at the Ino Mirkovich Music Academy in Croatia. Mr. Coelho frequently appears as soloist, chamber musician, and master clinician throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. He has performed as first solo flutist of the Santa Fe Symphony, Hofer Symphoniker in Germany, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy, among others, including guest appearances with the Boston Symphony in the summer of 1996. He gave his New York recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1992.

Mr. Coelho recently released his seventh solo CD, Azules—Enchanting Music for the Soul for Flute and Harp with Karen Thielen. His other CDs include Nocturnes, Modernly Classic, 18th Century Flute Sonatas, Flute Music from Brazil; “¡Rompe!—Mexican Chamber Music for Flute,” and “Life-Drawing—Works for Solo Flute.” He has also recorded with his brother, bassoonist Benjamin Coelho.

Recipient of many awards and scholarships, including a Fulbright, Mr. Coelho received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Julius Baker and Ransom Wilson.

An avid proponent of new music, Coelho has commissioned, performed and recorded works by Mark Engebretson, Lawrence Dillon, Steven Block, João Dias Carrasqueira, Margaret Cornils, David McHugh, Eduardo Gamboa, Lawrence Fritts, Joaquin Gutierrez-Heras, Richard Hermann, Ronald Roseman, Ruth Schonthal, Amaral Vieira, and Michael Weinstein.

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Edson Lopes is a graduate of the Dr. Carlos de Campos Conservatory of Music in Tatuí, Brazil, and of London’s Trinity College of Music. First Prize winner in several national competitions including the Globo TV Young Artist Competition and the Banco do Brasil National Competition, Mr. Lopes attended the XXII Compostela, Spain, Guitar Class, under the tutelage of Andrés Segovia’s assistant José Tomás, where he received the “Most Talented Student” prize.

A sought-after performer, Mr. Lopes leads a busy schedule with appearances throughout Brazil in solo, duo, and trio appearances, as well as performing concertos with orchestra. As a former member of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Mr. Lopes toured the US performing in New York City, Washington DC, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Albuquerque, Hollywood, and Indianapolis, among others. Mr. Lopes also performed in Hong Kong at the 33rd Arts Festival, in Monterrey, Mexico at the VII International Guitar Festival, and in Denmark at the International Guitar Festival in the city of Aarhus.

As an educator, Mr. Lopes teaches an advanced course in classical guitar at the Tatuí Conservatory. He is also the director and arranger for the OCTOPUS Guitar Ensemble.


Roberto Colchiesqui began his guitar studies at the Tatuí Conservatory in 1979 under Francisco Araújo. In 1984 he did advanced guitar studies with Edson Lopes, with whom he formed a guitar duo. As a recording artist, Roberto Colchiesqui has released two CDs, “Prelúdio” and “Violão de Louvor,” on the ? label.

Mr. Colchiesqui has appeared in concerts and recitals in Brazil, sponsored by the Music Initiatives of the São Paulo state government.

Always passionate about music of different styles, Mr. Colchiesqui has begun a new phase in his performing career with Quarteto Vivace Brasil.


Rodrigo Marinonio studied classical percussion at Brazil’s Tatuí Conservatory under Luiz Caldana e Agnaldo Silva, and graduated in 1998 with a degree in Jazz and Popular Music as a student of Rui Carvalho and José Carlos da Silva.

Mr. Marinonio moved to Denmark, where he worked as a freelance musician and performed at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, among others. Returning to Brazil, he performed with notable Brazilian artists such as Altamiro Carrilho, Hector Costita, Francis Hime, Leila Pinheiro e Dori Caymmi. As a member of the Sam Jazz Big Band, Mr. Marinonio has worked with José Roberto Branco (Banda Savana), Humberto Araújo, Miles Osland and Altair Martins as well as Peri Ribeiro, Leny de Andrade, Jorginho Trompete e Vitor Santos. Mr. Marinonio has appeared as guest artist on several CDs such as Horn Brasil (with chôro repertoire), Brazilian Wind Orchestra (devoted to the composer Hudson Nogueira), and in Japan, a CD entitled Não Posso Mais Voltar with the Sam Jazz Big Band.

Currently, Mr. Marinonio is a professor of percussion at the Tatuí Conservatory and a member of the instrumental group Cincado.