Passionate saxophones with a colourful bouquet of music
Vento do Norte is a unique ensemble consists of willful, young and talented musicians who combine a modern vision of chamber music with compelling interpretations. The group plays unique adaptations of Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, transforms melancholic Fado music, stirs up rousing tangos by Piazzolla, and enriches the laden soul of James Brown, all played from memory. The group is a musical revelation – a rapturous experience that touches the soul one minute, and brings the house down the next. As far as Vento do Norte is concerned, playing the saxophone is all about bonding emotions with air in classical music, world-music, jazz and Antillean standards.
The group was formed in 2005 by Henk van Twillert, internationally renowned saxophone player and guest teacher at the Amsterdam Academy of Music and tutor teacher at the College for Music and Performing Arts in Porto (Escola Superior de Música e das Artes do Espectáculo). The ensemble is based in Portugal, from where it is rapidly conquering the world: from festivals and theatres in Europe to stages in Caracas, Venezuela.