The camerisitic verve of Daphne Oltheten (violin) and Henrique Gomide (piano) is as solid as their musical training, causing the Duo’s identity to pulsate between works of varied styles. (Cristiano Alves).
Henrique Gomide's music for big ensembles combine strong Afro-Brazilian rhythmical elements with refined orchestration techniques, as those of composers Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider and Gil Evans.
Henrique Gomide has been playing choro since his earliest contact with piano, at age seven. Specialized in the work of multi-instrumentalist and revolutionary composer Garoto (1915-1955), he offers choro workshops focusing on Garoto's repertoire, style and history.