Calavento is a Brazilian duo who brings grace and virtuosity to the unusual guitar-violin combination with new compositions and their own arrangements of traditional songs. On stage they bring a theatrical touch to their shows, as the artists tell stories, bring the repertoire alive and take on the trait that each song brings out.
The violin is a lyrical instrument for excellence. The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world. The Calavento Duo conducts this unusual combination with surprising compositions and arrangements. The Calavento Duo has a unique sound. By exploring different techniques and musical resources, Diogo Carvalho (classical guitar) and Leonardo Padovani (violin) deconstruct the images of these instruments, normally related to popular and classical music.
In its concerts, the duo conducts the presentation with a strong Theatrical touch: simply hearing the songs is not enough. Oral and corporal expressions are instruments that come together with the guitar and the violin. Also, Diogo Carvalho and Leonardo Padovani tell stories, comment the repertoire and assume the traits that each composition brings out.
The duo’s compositional style received recognition when the song Janela do Sol (Window of the Sun) was awarded First Prize in the 2009 Botucanto Instrumental Festival. The musicians have been receiving applauses in Germany, Italy, and many cities in Brazil.
Calavento is a word created by the duo that alludes to the wind vane (in Portuguese it is called “catavento”) which is a symbol of joy, movement, color and flexibility. It also evokes the musicians’ spirit and their music. “Calar” in Portuguese means “to silence”, and, in this case, transmits the music at its deepest level: when it touches our soul.
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