The release of Lineu Bravo instrument collection at Melbourne University, Australia

The luthier made five instruments for the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne. Check it out

Lineu Bravo built in 2016 five instruments to Melbourne University, Australia: a seven-string guitar, a tenor guitar, a cavaco, a mandolin and a caipira guitar, and they were sent to Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM), where Doug de Vreis, also Lineu Bravo’s client, is the main teacher of Brazilian guitar in the contemporary guitar course.

One of the instruments of the collection /Picture: Guitar Perspectives

One of the instruments of the collection /Picture: Guitar Perspectives

The international order was placed by Ken Murray, teacher at Melbourne University, in November 2014. The main goal was to develop more ensemble arrangements for the students and to explore a wider range of instrument combinations.

The Release Concert

The Release Concert/Picture: Guitar Perspectives

The Release Concert/Picture: Guitar Perspectives

In December 2016, the MCM set up a concert to showcase the new instruments.

The performance was led by Doug de Vries, and also counted on the teachers and students from the MCM, including Ken Murray, Adam May, Matt Hood, Alexandra Velasco-Svoboda and Jimmy O’Hare. The concert also coincided with an international symposium on the history of guitar.

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On this video, we can see a part of the concert:

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

- Melbourne University, in Australia, is going to receive five instruments made by Lineu Bravo Luthier