Raïff Dantas Barreto

Renowned Brazilian cellist, Raïff Dantas Barreto began his studies with Nelson Campos, later improving his technique at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory, in Italy, where he was mentored by Enrico Contini. As a soloist, he has performed with important Brazilian and international orchestras, under the conduction of Eleazar de Carvalho, Leon Spierer, Ira Levin, John Neschling and Ligia Amadio, among others.

He premiered in Brazil three seminal works in the cello repertoire: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 126 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 77, by also Russian Dmitri Kabalevsky, and the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 29 by the Hungarian Miklos Rosza. In popular music, he performed and recorded with the Quinteto da Paraíba, Chico César, Toninho Ferraguti, André Mehmari and Arrigo Barnabé, among others. Over the years, he has developed a solid artistic career, with several albums – solo and collaborative – remarkably acclaimed by critics and audiences.

Since 2001, he is the first cello of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipal Theater of São Paulo.


Brazilian Music for Oboe & Cello

Selected pieces by Brazilian composers, in solos and duets for oboe and cello.
Capa Beethoven Duets

Beethoven: Duets

Selection of works by Ludwig van Beethoven written for two instruments, in memorable performances.
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David Popper: Requiem, Op. 66

Interpretation of the Czech composer’s work, written for three cellos and piano.
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Libera Me

An anthology of classical pieces arranged for cello quartet, quintet and octet.
capa Saint-Saëns, Lalo: Cello Sonatas | Fauré: Élégie (LIVE)

Saint-Saëns, Lalo: Cello Sonatas | Fauré: Élégie (LIVE)

Pieces of the 19th century French music, recorded live by the cello and piano duo.
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Miniaturas Brasileiras

Works by Brazilian composers, in arrangements for cello duets, trios and quartets, performed by cellist Raïff Dantas Barreto
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J. S. Bach: Cello Suites No. 1, 2 & 3

Three cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Raïff Dantas Barreto.
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Francisco Mignone – Valsas

16 waltzes for solo bassoon, by Francisco Mignone, transcribed and performed on the cello