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Roberto Taufic

Roberto Taufic
Born in Honduras ( Central America ) 1966 , from a Palestinian mother, moved to Brazil when he was 5 yers old. After 5 years he started his musical studies.
At 15 he partecipate with classical guitar and cavaquinho at several festivals with various bands of brazilian popular music and choro.
At 17 started his career as session man working at several production in some of the best recording studios of his area ( Rio Grande do Norte - Brasil ).
At 19 with his band “Cantocalismo” recorded his first CD with his songs. With the same band will be playing as support band for Geraldo Azevedo, Boca Livre, Joyce, and Luiz Melodia.
During this time he was playing with famous artists such as Dulce Quental and Wilson Simonal. Later on will also be playing in Rio de Janeiro with Diana Pequeno in the “Projeto Pixinguinha”.
Roberto moved to Rome, Italy in 1990 where he will be study continue to music further and start new collaborations with several artists.
Tour of Brasil in 1994 with singer Elza Soares together with saxist Giancarlo Maurino. Partecipate as arranger at Nonato Buza’s recording session together with drummer Robertinho Silva.
1995 will see Roberto going back to Italy and settle down in Piemonte where together with singer Simon Papa, Giancarlo Maurino and brazilian percussionist Gilson Silveira will start the band “Latin Touch”. With this band they recorded an album in 1996 “ De cabo a rabo”, with special guest brasilian cellist Jaques Morelembaum.
During the following years Roberto will be collaborating on stage and in studio with any
kind of artists such as :
Barbara Casini, Gabriele Mirabassi, Maria Pia de Vito, Gianmaria Testa, Eduardo Taufic, Ana Flora, Karl Potter, Marco Tamburini, Silvia Donati, Michele Rabbia, Giovanna Gattuso, Giancarlo Bianchetti, Salvatore Maiore, John Arnold, Bob Mover, Pietro condorelli, Renato D’aiello, Flavio Boltro, Augusto Martelli, Alfredo Paixão, Ney Portilho, Miroslav Vitous, Rino Vernizzi, Gianni Coscia, Patrizia Laquidara, Meg, Rosa Emilia and others. 
In 2003 his first album "Real Picture" came out. The first with strong Jazz influences.
This record will feature many artist from the Italian Jazz scene, such as : Enzo Zirilli, Antonio Zambrini, Paolo Porta, Alessandro Maiorino.
Other two important recordings will be released in 2005 "Um abraco" in duo with sax player Giancarlo Maurino and 2006 "Jogo de cordas" in duo with guitarist Luigi tessarollo.
Since 2000 Roberto has realized several recordings as producer and arranger for brazilian artists resident in Italy and european artists such as : Chiara Raggi, Patricia Lowe, Ana Flora, Renato D'Aiello, Gilson Silveira, Simon Papa, Luiz Lima, Rubinho Jacob, Rogerio Tavares, Tiziana de Angelis, Giovanna Gattuso, Ligia França, Federico Foce, Anna Menchinelli and others.
In the latest years Roberto has been performing with Brazilian singer Rosalia de Souza, in Italy and other country like URSS, POLAND, JAPAN, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, UCRAIN .
In october 2009 Roberto was invited at GuitarMasters in Reichenberg in Germany, sharing the stage with great masters of guitar, such as Larry Coryell, Ralph Towner and Fareed Haque.
In 2009 in Brazil was published the live DVD "`Dois Irmãos" in duo with his brother pianist Eduardo Taufic. With this duo Roberto will be playing in Brazil at several festivals and events of Instrumental music.
Recently in south Italy, Roberto, together with singer Rosa Martirano in duo, has played as support band in great concerts opening for people such as George Benson, Noah, and Mira Awad. The Cd "Live in studio" came out after the tour.
In 2010 Roberto published "ELES & EU" his first solo guitar CD.
Together with Enzo Zirilli and Barbara Raimondi they published a CD "Contigo en la distancia " recorded in London and dedicated to South American music with spanish roots.