& Antonio Loureiro

Technical documentation:

  • Antonio Loureiro & Ricardo Herz Duo rider and stage plot (download)
  • High definition photos (download)

Antonio Loureiro – vibraphone
Ricardo Herz – violin
Herz e Loureiro (2014)
Antonio Loureiro brings a sophisticated new voice to the vibraphone as a composer and performer.  Ricardo Herz is a violin revolution-in-the-making with his unparalleled originality, charm and swing.  Their album, “Herz e Loureiro,” released in 2014, is unprecedented as a duo of violin and vibraphone.  It challenges expectations and stands as an example of textural, compositional, and artistic brilliance.
This project was made possible by an award from Proac in 2014, and was produced by world-class pianist, composer and producer André Mehmari.
“Marriage of the violin with vibraphone?  Improbable, daring, new, unprecedented, strange even.  Except that it wasn’t. It could have been tuba and bagpipes.  Here is the duo performance of Antonio Loureiro and Ricardo Herz:  two complete musicians who join their voices in this beautiful record that I had the joy of producing in my studio in the middle of the forest.  And it was there, through the wood of the floor and the stones of the wall, that I heard the reverberation of wonders, the meeting of never-before-heard sounds, the alchemy of generous color and sound resulting from the happy embrace of two musicians who have given their lives to music.  And this is the thing heard clearly and gently in every note (and also in every pause) that leaves the album so unique and special. I lived, I heard, I saw. It was beautiful. Thank you.”
– André Mehmari (world-class pianist, composer & producer)