Maximillian Rudd, Lineu Bravo’s Australian client, orders second guitar

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The musician Maximillian Rudd, Lineu Bravo’s Australian client, studies Brazilian music and he is graduated at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Max liked his 7-string guitar that was made for him so much that he decided to order the second one, just like the other: with Indian Jacaranda Cedar. Now, he has one for tours and another one for recordings!

About Maximillian Rudd

Brazilian seven-string guitar virtuoso and vocalist Maximillian Rudd delivers a dynamic show of original music based on his eclectic array of Brazilian, blues and roots influences.

Maximillian Rudd is a young Aussie guitarist at the forefront of an international Brazilian guitar explosion. Alongside his Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is hard at the coalface, experimenting with the unlikely fusion of Latin American, jazz, blues and roots influences.

An accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Maximillian has extensively pursued the music of Brazil both in Australia and in South America. Maximillian’s sound is uniquely his own, arising from his eclectic musical journey, beginning the guitar at the age of seven and intensely developing his craft ever since. Maximillian’s edge resides in his undisputed instrumental ability, which has become the trademark of his live set.

Maximillian has played at some of Victoria’s premier music festivals, such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and St Kilda Festival.

Debut album Maximillian released in 2017

Playing a Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is undeniably a student of the ‘violão brasileiro,’ the great tradition of Brazilian guitar, taking his place as a burgeoning outsider amongst a lineage of Brazilian guitarists and musical innovators, from Baden Powell, to Raphael Rabello and beyond.

As an instrumentalist and occasional vocalist, Maximillian’s performance engages with seasoned ears, hinting at the ‘this and that’ of modern guitar culture, sewing it all together with the subtle creativity of an eclectic musical upbringing. The album draws together the ever-colliding worlds of the Americas, from New Orleans southward bound, rendering it a series of portraits within which listeners can glimpse the nuances of music’s global mobility in the modern era of mass media, from the personal perspective of a young Australian artist.

 

Maximillian Rudd and Lineu Bravo guitar

Maximillian Rudd ordered this first 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Indian Jacaranda in 2011. He liked it so much that, in 2018, he decided to order the second one with the same setting. Now, the musician has one for tours and another one for recordings!

 

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

 

Mike Bevan releases new album with Brazilian influence and playing Lineu Bravo guitar, in partnership with Andy Bevan

Australian musician Mike Bevan disseminates Brazilian music playing 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar on his new album

Mike Bevan with his Lineu Bravo guitar

Mike Bevan with his Lineu Bravo guitar

The renowned Australian musician Mike Bevan has recently released an album with a lot of Brazilian influence. Mike disseminates ‘Choro’ around the world playing an instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: a 7-string guitar made of Canadian Cedar top, Indian Jacaranda back and ebony elevated fretboard.

Bevan got to know about Lineu’s work through the musician Mauricio Carrilho (also Lineu’s client). Then, after seeing a Lineu Bravo guitar with Australian Doug de Vries, he made up his mind.

Mike finally placed his order, and in 2010 he received his 7-string guitar.

Apart from Mike Bevan, other Australian artists play Lineu Bravo guitar, such as Doug De Vries and Julian Scheffer.

Mike and Andy Bevan music career

The Australian musicians Mike and Andy Bevan were brought up in Adelaide, Australia, and started their music career when they were still very young: Mike playing 7-string guitar and Andy flute and sax. They used to play rock, blues and jazz, and later, Brazilian music.

Becoming very talented and highly respected musicians, they began to go their separate ways: Mike performing jazz, blues and Brazilian music in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Korea and the US. It is worth mentioning that he has played at “Adelaide International Guitar Festival” in partnership with two remarkable Lineu Bravo clients: Yamandu Costa from Brazil and Doud de Vries from Australia.

Meanwhile, Andy Bevan traveled to Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and India, always absorbing the various cultures and musical traditions of these places. At last, he settled in Japan, where he currently plays and records with Japan’s top artists.

Andy Bevan/Picture: Andy Bevan Music

Andy Bevan/Picture: Andy Bevan Music

New album and Brazilian influence

Despite living at opposite sides of the world, Mike and Andy Bevan have managed to keep playing together all along their adult lives. At the end of 2016, they decided to create their first formal recording together titled “Never Too Far Away”, with original compositions and singular arrangements that exude sensitivity inspired by a range of genres. In this video, we can see a ‘Choro’ composed by them:

It is possible to find a lot of Brazilian influence in the album, such as Guinga and Mauricio Carrilho (Lineu Bravo clients and respected Brazilian musicians).

Source: Stick Tickets

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.

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

Lineu Bravo Luthier has just finished an international order. It was requested by Ken Murray, a teacher at Melbourne University, Australia, in November 2014. The five instruments are: a seven string guitar, a tenor guitar, a “cavaco”, a mandolin and a “caipira” guitar. The delivery is going to take place in May 2016.

The instruments are going to be sent to the the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) at the University of Melbourne, where Doug de Vreis, also Lineu Bravo’s client, is the main teacher of Brazilian guitar in the contemporary guitar course.

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Paulo Aragao visited the school two years ago and worked with the students over three weeks. Ken says that, since then, they realized the importance of developing more ensemble arrangements for the students and exploring a wider range of instrument combinations. He applied for a grant from the university for 5 instruments to help them realize these intentions, and they were successful.

Here is an excerpt from the funding proposal for these instruments, already approved: “This project aims to build a unique set of five Brazilian stringed instruments made by Brazil’s foremost guitar luthier Lineu Bravo for use by MCM students in both contemporary and classical guitar programs.  This combination of instruments is not owned by another Australian University.”.

They are planning a concert in December to showcase the new instruments. “This will be led by Doug de Vries and includes a number of staff and students from the MCM, including myself and Adam May.  The concert will also coincide with an international symposium on the history of the guitar.”, says Ken Murray.

The University

Melbourne University was founded in 1853 and is the 33rd  best university in the world, according to the “Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016”, and in Australia, it is the number one.

It is a public university that stands out in the following areas: Arts, Human Science and Biomedical Science, with almost 40.000 students.

The Conservatorium

The Conservatorium of Music provides graduation and post-graduation programs of the highest quality apart from a diverse range of innovative and creative research. Their staff are among the most gifted and passionate musicians, teachers and researchers in Australia, and they challenge and inspire our students to become future leaders in music.

The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music hosts a regular series of concerts by students and staff, as well as high profile Australian and international guests.

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