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Rogério Dentello (Guitar)

Born: November 30, 1967 - Bragança Paulista, Brazil

The Brzlian-Italian guitarist, Rogério Dentello, had formal music studies in São Paulo, earning his Bachelor of Music - Qualified for guitar at São Judas Tadeu University in 1990. He also studied popular music with some of the greatest Brazilian musicians, like Paulinho Nogueira, Ulisses Rocha and Heraldo do Monte. He earned his Master in Jazz Composition at Cologne University of Music in 2006.

Rogério Dentello has given about 100 concerts in Brazil, in cities including: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Florianópolis, Ribeirão Preto, Londrina and Campos do Jordão. In Brazil, he performed his most important work in partnerships with other musicians: Pique Riverte (saxophone), Marcos Romera (piano), Eduardo Fleury (guitar) and Heloísa Meirelles (cello).

Rogério Dentello lived years abroad, exhibiting his works in Europe, where always had good receptivity. He has given about 230 concerts in cities in Germany including: Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, Bonn, Augsburg, Munich, Hannover, Münster, Osnabrück, Regensburg, Paderborn, Leipzig, Bremen, Essen and Hildesheim; about 70 concerts Italy in cities including: Rome, Florence, Naples, Treviso, Teramo, Pietra Ligure, Aversa and Resana. Concerts in other countries have included Japan, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, Hungary, Ireland, and Uruguay. Dentello developed good teaching methods, and applied them in lectures in Brazil, Germany and Italy.

Furthermore, Rogério Dentello develops himself as a composer, and his artistic characteristics are revealed on his first and fourth records ("Luzes & Lendas" and "Águas"). Its arrangements combine the Brazilian roots of Dentello's art with his passion for classical music. As an independent producer, Dentello faced his own inexperience and achieved good critics from different audiences and other Brazilian guitarists.

The Italian magazine Chitarre use the following words to describe Rogério Dentello's work: "for those who love the Latin-American guitar, and for those who look for a rapport between complexity and musicality, we recommend to listen to this young Brazilian guitarist and composer. Rogério Dentello, graduated in classic guitar in São Paulo and former pupil of some of the best Brazilian musicians, (...) shows a remarkable quality on composition, a mature ability to select repertory and of synthesis of different musical experiences, as well as a expert execution technique. His closeness with his instrument is that characteristic of several Brazilian guitarists that—even as professionals of outstanding technique — pursue tranquility, sound purity and expressiveness rather than the tension of virtuosity. (...) It is particularly noticing the ability of Dentello to create a spontaneous and pleasant music as well he shows a straight musical culture. (...) Good attributes, therefore, for a guitarist that we certainly will hear about."

Now-a-days Rogério Dentello lives in Brazil. He is married, and has 2 children.

Source: Rogério Dentello Website [Pictures by Alciro Theodoro da Silva (2 digits) & Pictures by Antonio Bellissimo (3 digits)]
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2009)

Rogério Dentello: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Rogério Dentello (Official Website) [English/Portuguese]


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