Alessandro Penezzi & Alexandre Ribeiro

Alessandro Penezzi & Alexandre Ribeiro

 São Paulo, São Paulo

The guitarist Alessandro Penezzi and the clarinetist Alexandre Ribeiro have a rare and complex musical intimacy that goes beyond of musical language fluency and their unique interpretations. This friendship has crossed well-established borders in several works that both of artists had the opportunity to collaborate. Inevitably and very naturally, came the project idea of "Cordas ao Vento" (Strings in the wind), that entitles their 1st CD, before the recent project recorded Live at Bimhuis (NL).


The friendship between the guitarist Alessandro Penezzi and the clarinetist Alexandre Ribeiro permeates a unique musical partnership that goes beyond fluency of musical language and the great quality of their interpretations. Among several studies and experiments together, the idea of "Cordas ao Vento" (Strings in the Wind), which entitles the Duo's first CD project, was released in 2011 at the Ibirapuera Auditorium in São Paulo.


The project resulted in tours and concerts in Brazil and abroad, in many countries such as Denmark, Macedonia, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, among many others.


The repertoire of the CD, which is a great success of public and critic, is presented by original compositions and some reinterpretations of Brazilian music ever consecrated by great masters like Sivuca, Luperce Miranda, Zequinha de Abreu and Ernesto Nazareth. The project brings as special guests Toninho Carrasqueira (flute), Rodrigo Y Castro (flute), and Lo Rodrigues (tambourine).


The second CD recorded Live in Bimhuis - Amsterdam, features new songs, old songs from the former CD, and interpretations of great names of Brazilian music. This CD was released in Europe, United States and Brazil. The project was nominated at Prêmio da Música Brasileira (a Brazilian renewed award).


About the musicians:


Alessandro Penezzi

Born in Piracicaba (SP), the composer and arranger Alessandro Penezzi majored in classical guitar in 1997 at the Music School of Piracicaba, under the guidance of Maestro Ernst Mahle and Mr. Sergio Belluco. In 2005 he was graduated in Popular Music at UNICAMP-SP.

Currently, Alessandro is considered by critics and accomplished musicians, one of the most impressive guitar players of his generation. Some of his own compositions have being already recorded by many artists like Yamandú Costa (Dayanna), Beth Carvalho (Acabou a Brincadeira), Danilo Brito (Abraando), among others. Penezzi had integrated some important Brazilian instrumental groups like: Carlos Poyares Regional; Trio Quintessência; Choro Rasgado; Guitars of the Brazil Project; Duo with Laércio de Freitas; Yamandú Costa Trio; Rogério Caetano; Trio with Sizão Machado and Alex Buck among others.

Alessandro has been consolidating his career by his creativity, maturity and hard work. Several award nominations, recordings, TV and Radio shows, and very good critics notice the result of his talent.


Alexandre Ribeiro

Born in the city of São Simão, São Paulo, Alexandre Ribeiro began his musical studies as a teenager clarinetist. At age of 13 he became musician on the Philharmonic Band of Santa Rosa de Viterbo, first as a clarinet player then as a teacher. From 14 to 16 years old he played in the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ribeirão Preto (SP).

Today Alexandre holds a Bachelor of Music - Clarinet instrument, by the Universidade Estadual Paulista UNESP. He is also founder, musician and arranger of the group Gafieira Etc e Tal.

As a musician of jazz and traditional Brazilian music he has a successful career alongside established musicians like the guitarist Guinga "Latin Connection Project", Yamandú Costa, Raul de Souza, Luciana Melo, Dona Inah, Gisa Nogueira, Consuelo de Paula and the singers Luis Carlos da Vila, Eduardo Gudin, Tom Zé, Jair Rodrigues, among many others. He received the award for Best Instrumentalist at Guarulhos Festival (2008 edition), which counted with the participation of musicians such as Mane Silveira, Marcio Bahia, Arismar do Espirito Santo, Sizão Machado and Toninho Ferragutti.

Currently participates in groups of instrumental music such as: Grupo Ó do Borogod, Trio Chorando a Tempo, Quarteto Bico de Lacre, Zé Barbeiro regional, and Danilo Brito group.

See more:


Cordas ao Vento - 2010 - Capucho Producoes

Live at Bimhuis - 2012 - Capucho Producoes

Set List

Lamentos do Morro (Garoto)
Um Tom Pra Jobim (Sivuca e Osvaldinho do Acordeon)
Uma Valsa Pra Quem Vai Chegar (Alessandro Penezzi e Alexandre Ribeiro)
Valsa Crioula (Alessandro Penezzi)
A Galope (Altamiro Carrilho)
Frevaricando (Alessandro Penezzi)
Tico-Tico no Fubá (Zequinha de Abreu)