The Brazilian conductor Roberto Minczuk has invited Carel Kraayenhof to play a number of concerts as a bandoneònsolist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (Sao Paulo State Symphony of Brazil). Maestro Roberto Munczik and Carel Kraayenhof worked together before in the concerts with the Residentie Orkest of The Hague in 2006. This cooperation was so successful that Roberto Munczik now invited Carel to come and play in Brazil.
Roberto Munczik started his career at the age of 16 as a hornplayer in this same orchestra during his study at the ‘Juiliard School’. After obtaining his diploma in 1987 he became a member of the ‘Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig’. After his return in Brazil he started a study in orchestra-conducting by Eleazar de Carvalho and John Neschling. Now he is an assistant-artistic leader of this ‘Sao Paulo State Symphony of Brazil’ as well as the assistant-conductor of the New York Philharmonic.
Concerts in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, June 2009