Renato Borghetti

Tue, 12. 5. 2009 - 19:30
Palác Akropolis

Ecstasy, humor and first-rate virtuosity: Brazilian accordion superstar Renato Borghetti, master of the rich musical gaucho traditions from southern Brazil, offers an exciting and elegant mix of traditional forms such as milonga, chacarera and chamamé with touches of jazz, tango and Italian-Spanish influences. He won a Latin Grammy in 2005 for Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album, for his album Gaita Ponto Com. "Mozart would have enjoyed it a lot!" (Wiener Zeitung, Vienna, June 2005]

His fast and playful tunes combine the sounds of the Argentinian pampa with central European, Italian and French elements into a sparkling, contemporary mixture of Tango, Polka, TexMex and Musette. He does not shy away from more typical forms of the wide spectrum of Brazilian and global pop, samba, jazz, tango and beyond, adapting each of those forms to his unique style of accordion playing. And in spite of all experiments he remains 100% gaucho – with hat, long hair and wide trousers.

“Borghettinho”, as his fans like to call him, has been recording cds for more than 20 years. He has shared the stage with Stephane Grapelli, Ron Carter and Hermeto Pascoal and is the first Brazilian musician to achieve a golden record with purely instrumental music. “Gauchos”, his first European CD, was released by the Vienna label Quinton Records in 2005, nominated for the “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik” and presented with a lot of success in numerous concerts and festivals all over Europe. Gaitaponto.Com was nominated for a Grammy Latino in 2005.

The recording of Renato’s most recent work FANDANGO! (CD and DVD) happenend at his ranch near Porto Alegre which for the purpose was transformed into a professional studio. FANDANGO! was awarded the Premio Açorianos in Porto Alegre as best CD&DVD of the year and it was also nominated for a Grammy Latino. The CD will be officially released in Europe with Felmay Records at the beginning of 2009.

Koncertní sestava

  • Renato Borghetti – akordeon (gaita ponto)
  • Daniel de Sá Leite – kytara
  • Vitor Peixoto - piáno
  • Pedro Figueiredo - saxofon/flétna