Guitar + Strings
Born in Brazil, Murilo Tanouye began his musical career learning Bossa Nova and classical guitar from Renato Candro, a self-taught musician that showed him the guitar style of Brazilian legends such as Baden Powell, Joao Gilberto and Garoto. At 16 years of age, Murilo was awarded a full scholarship to study in the US with distinguished American classical guitarist Carl Bernstein. Two years later he was the recipient of another scholarship to pursue further studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney under the tutelage of Gregory Pikler. In 2007, Murilo successfully completed his B.Mus. performance degree with First Class Honours and immediately began his post-graduate studies upon receiving an Australian Postgraduate Award from the Australian Government.
Murilo’s wide range of musical interests has led him to pursue creative collaborations in a variety of ensembles and musical contexts. His fluency in both the electric and acoustic guitar is showcased in four albums with different groups and ensembles: ‘Black Pearl’ (2013) with Roger Vs The Man, a folk/progressive rock extravaganza with Zappa-esque arrangements; ‘Five Coffees‘ (2012), the energetic self-titled EP that mixes raw funk/hiphop with elements of neo-soul, motown and RnB, ‘Mountain Girl’ (2011) with indie-rock band Civilians and Histoire Du Tango (2010) with saxophonist Nick Russoniello, winner of the 2011 edition of the ABC Young Performer Award.
His performance career across Australia has been extensive and diverse, featuring recitals and concerts with a variety of ensembles and covering cities and regional areas in NSW, QLD, VIC and Tasmania. Performing highlights include an opening show with Civilians for the Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes’ Australian tour at FOX Studios, a collaboration with Japanese drumming ensemble TaikOz as guitarist and composer for the Urban Fusion concert series and a tour of Korea and Hong Kong with the award-winning dance company Legs On The Wall performing ‘Symphony’ by theatre composer Stefan Gregory.
Featuring Murilo Tanouye (guitar), Mathisha Panagoda (cello) and more!
Venue: St James Church
King Street, Sydney (across from Supreme Court of NSW)
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