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Renato Andrade devoted himself to the viola caipira (a ten-stringed instrument similar to a guitar) but surpassed all technical standards of it, becoming a virtuoso. Always enchanted by classical music (leftover from 34 years playing the classical violin) he is renowned for his Bach interpretations on the unusual instrument. He is also acknowledged for taking the viola to the concert hall and creating awareness of the instrument. In the '70s, he tried to establish himself in Rio... Read more

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