Jose Staneck


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  • José Staneck (Harmonica)
  • country:
    Brazil
  • region:
    Rio de Janeiro
  • style(s):
    • 20th Century
  • label:
    not signed
  • type:
    Solo, Small Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra
  • instrumentation:
    string, piano
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He has been called the harmonica-David Oïstrakh by the french critic Oliver Bellamy, and has also been compared to the musicians Andrés Segovia and Mstislav Rostropovich, by the critic Luiz Paulo Horta, due to his performance in the development of his instrument.

Villa-Lobos with Caracas Youth Symphony Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKLvqhwzgTI

Inverno Porteño - Astor Piazzolla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnAdRTFrzZ8


"Another good surprise of the Villa-Lobos Celebration Year was the ‘Concerto for Harmonica’ played masterfully by José Staneck with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra: it could be our ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’" - Luiz Paulo Horta - Journal do Brasil, 1987 – Brazil

“Au coeur d'une salle de 140 places, le David Oïstrakh de l'harmonica, José Staneck joué la Romance en fa majeur et le premier mouvement de la Sonate "Le Printemps" de Beethoven. Toutes les notes, les ornaments, les traits sont reproduits á merveille sur ce petit bout de métal.” Oliver Bellamy - Le Mounde de la Musique, 2008 - França.

“...the Santoro Duo took place with José Staneck, harmonica virtuose. The repertoire highlights are Villa-Lobos and Gnattali”. Luiz Paulo Horta – Jornal O Globo, 2012 – Brasil.

José Staneck develops a unique style, where the elements of Classical Music, Brazilian Music and Jazz, merge to create a remarkable sonority and expressiveness. He has been called the harmonica-David Oïstrakh by the french critic Oliver Bellamy, and has also been compared to the musicians Andrés Segovia and Mstislav Rostropovich, by the critic Luiz Paulo Horta, due to his performance in the development of his instrument.

Staneck works in different chamber formats and was soloist in many National and International Symphony Orchestras such as Sinfônica Brasileira, Petrobrás Sinfônica, Paraíba, Bahia, Porto Alegre, Nacional, Recife, Curitiba, Goiás, Belém and Espírito Santo. He has worked with celebrated conductors such as Carlos Veiga, Yeruham Scharovsky, Silvio Barbato, Alceu Bocchino, Roberto Duarte, Norton Morozowicz, Helder Trefzger, Antonio Del Claro, Yuli Turovsky, Carlos Prazeres, Maurizio Colassanti, Jean Reis and Alfredo Barros.

For 15 years, Jose Staneck worked as the director of Musiarte’s Integrated Course of Music, developing an important work in education, and now enables a work of social cultural inclusion, serving in social projects, bringing music education through the harmonica for children in various parts of Brazil.

He studied Function Harmony with Isidoro Kutno, Aesthetic Analysis with the conductor and composer H. J. Koeullreutter, Interpretation with Nailson Simões, and in 2007, he obtained his Master’s degree in Music by the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.


F U L L R E L E A S E

He has been called the harmonica-David Oïstrakh by the french critic Oliver Bellamy, and has also been compared to the musicians Andrés Segovia and Mstislav Rostropovich, by the critic Luiz Paulo Horta, due to his performance in the development of his instrument. José Staneck develops a unique style, where the elements of Classical Music, Brazilian Music and Jazz, merge to create a remarkable sonority and expressiveness.

He studied Function Harmony with Isidoro Kutno, Aesthetic Analysis with the conductor and composer H. J. Koeullreutter, Interpretation with Nailson Simões, and in 2007, he obtained his Master’s degree in Music by the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Staneck was honored by some important composers that dedicated their music to him: “Dharma”, by H.J. Koellroetter; “Prelúdio para gaita e piano”, by Nivaldo Ornelas; “Concertino”, by Ricardo Szpilman; “Memória e fado” and “Sonhos do Recife” (special arrangement for harmônica and strings), by Egberto Gismonti; “Concertino for Harmonica and Strings Orchestra” by Bheetholven Cunha and “Poem XV”, by Marlos Nobre.

On the cinema, he contributed to the soundtrack of “Uma vida de paixão”, together with ‘Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira”. The movie was directed by Zelito Viana and highlights the life of Villa-Lobos; "Os desafinados" directed by Walter Lima Jr.; and the short-film "Nós somos um poema", directed by Sergio Sbragia and Beth Formaggini, that exposes the meeting of Pixinguinha and Vinicius de Moraes.

Staneck works in different chamber formats and was soloist in many National and International Symphony Orchestras such as Sinfônica Brasileira, Petrobrás Sinfônica, Paraíba, Bahia, Porto Alegre, Nacional, Recife, Curitiba, Goiás, Belém and Espírito Santo. He has worked with celebrated conductors such as Carlos Veiga, Yeruham Scharovsky, Silvio Barbato, Alceu Bocchino, Roberto Duarte, Norton Morozowicz, Helder Trefzger, Antonio Del Claro, Yuli Turovsky, Carlos Prazeres, Maurizio Colassanti, Jean Reis and Alfredo Barros.

In 2004, Staneck recorded with the Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional de Lima – Peru, the H. Villa-Lobos “Concerto para Harmônica e Orquestra”. In 2007, he played for the first time in Brazil the music “Romance” with the Orchestra I Musici de Montreal, and directed by the English conductor Alastair Willis. Vaughan Williams composed the music initially for the Harmonica. After the debut, Staneck was invited to present the performance in Montreal, Canadá, at the end of 2008, with the direction of the Russian conductor Yuli Turovsky.

In 2006, Staneck released its first solo CD: “A Poética de Uma Harmônica Brasileira”, that included compositions by Villa-Lobos, Radamés Gnattali, Guerra-Peixe and Nivaldo Ornelas. All tracks were originally written for the Harmonica.

In 2009, Stanek released the CD “Tributo a Guerra-Peixe”, that, besides his performance, has his production, direction and arrangements. The CD is part of a Guerra-Peixe project sponsored by Petrobras Cultural, and that included the registration of all Guerra-Peixe work. The results are available in the web at www.guerrapeixe.com.

At the end of 2009, he performs at Villa-Lobos Festival in Caracas - Venezuela, with the Sinfonica Juvenil de Caracas conducted by maestro Isaac Karabtchevsky. This orchestra integrates the "El Sistema", classical music education system developed by maestro José Antonio Abreu.

Together with Sheila Zagury (piano) and Ricardo Santoro (cello), Staneck integrates The Harmonitango, chamber group that concentrates exclusively in the work of Astor Piazzolla. Staneck works also with the pianist Flavio Augusto in a duo working a very varied repertoire of Brazilian and international concert music.

After being the first to play the Radames Gnattali composition Canção e Dança para Harmônica e Orquestra de Cordas, he releases in 2012 his first recording with the direction of maestro Norton Morozowicz.

In 2013, Staneck participated of the recording and global debut of the DVD Contraponto 3, that included the Aluisio Didier’s ‘Concerto Romântico para Gaita e Orquestra – Sobre tema de Jobim’, composition that was started by Tom Jobim, 60 years before and finalized by the author.

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Jose Staneck

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Songs

1

Allegretto moderato (Galope) - Guerra Peixe


2

DE VIOLA E RABECA (Mourão) - Guerra-Peixe


3

Dobrado - Guerra-Peixe


4

Caboclo de Pena - Guerra-Peixe






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