Claudio Cruz - Crédito foto: Raphael Tartari

Claudio Cruz

Claudio Cruz began the violin studies in his childhood, under the mentorship of his father, the luthier João Cruz. Later, with Erich Lenninger and Maria Vischnia, he developed his instrument technique, and with George Olivier Toni, advanced in the musical theory and conducting areas, establishing himself as one of the greatest musicians of his generation.

He acted as the conductor of the Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro, the Symphonic Orchestra of Ribeirão Preto and Campinas. He has been honored with many awards such as the Latin Grammy, São Paulo Association of Art Critics (APCA), Carlos Gomes Award, Bravo Award and a nomination on the 2012 Grammy Awards.

He was the concertmaster of the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra (OSESP) for twenty-four years. He is currently first violin in the Carlos Gomes Quartet, conductor and musical director of the São Paulo State Youth Orchestra, in addition to acting as a soloist and guest conductor in important orchestras in Brazil, Europe, Asia and the United States.

ALBUMS

Compositores Brasileiros: Duos para Violino e Viola

Anthology of musical pieces by Brazilian composers, written between 1946 and 2008, for violin and viola duos.

Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin, Vol. 1

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First volume of Mozart's "Sonatas for piano and violin", performed by Claudio Cruz and Olga Kopylova.

Song of the Black Swan

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Two renowned artists get together, at the height of their extraordinary careers.
capa Valsas & Choros

Valsas & Choros

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Repertoire of Brazilian songs from the beginning of the 20th century, performed on violin and piano.
Capa Beethoven Duets

Beethoven: Duets

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Selection of works by Ludwig van Beethoven written for two instruments, in memorable performances.

Mazas: 30 Etudes Spéciales, Op. 36

Anthology of 30 studies for violin, written by the French composer Jacques Mazas.
Capa Kayser: 36 Violin Studies, Op. 20

Kayser: 36 Violin Studies, Op. 20

A selection of 36 progressive studies for violin, written by the German composer Heinrich Kayser.