Vento do Norte: passionate, self-willed saxophones

Henk van Twillertartistic director
 soprano, soprano and baritone
Jose Goncalinhosoprano, alto
Mariana Ornelasalto
Rita Xavieralto
Hristo Goleminov tenor
Rita Baptistatenor
Adriana Oliveirabaritone
Lucas Miguelbaritone
Claudio Pereirabass

Vento do Norte is a unique ensemble consists of willful, young and talented musicians who combine a modern vision of chamber music with compelling interpretations. The group plays unique adaptations of Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, transforms melancholic fado music, stirs up rousing tangos by Piazzolla, and enriches the laden soul of James Brown, all played from memory. The group is a musical revelation - a rapturous experience that touches the soul one minute, and brings the house down the next. As far as Vento do Norte is concerned, playing the saxophone is all about bonding emotions with air. The group was formed in 2005 by Henk van Twillert, is based in Portugal, from where it is rapidly conquering the world: from festivals and theatres in Southern Europe to stages in Caracas, Venezuela and Dutch Antilles. In early 2007, the group was invited to play a series of concerts in Brussels and Antwerp to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Union. It also performed during the Liberation Day celebrations in Amsterdam. The highly talented musicians are all taught by Henk van Twillert, and many of them won many international competitions. As, a from time to time changing of elements, group they continue to win one prize after another. In 2007 and 2009 they were awarded by first prizes at the prestigious Concorso Internazionale di musica de camera ‘Città di Chieri’ in Italy. In 2009 they produced their first CD " Adagio for Saxophones". In 2011 they were on tour in Dutch Antilles, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire and had played several classic concerts, school concerts and played in the opening night from the Bonaire Heineken Jazz Festival. In 2013 they made their debut, during the “Oranje Tour” through the Netherlands on the prestigious Amsterdam Canal’s Music Festival. In 2014 they had the program “ Once upon a time” with they made beautiful concerts. In 2015 they have prepared the program “ ode to Joy” that they presented in their tour in Holland in March 2015 that was wonderfully appreciated by the public. Versatile and passionate, Vento do Norte brings together a new generation of musicians, who produce their own unique sounds and leave an indelible impression.

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