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Ricardo Hertz

(Brazilian Folk Violin / Jazz)

Ricardo Herz reinvented the Brazilian violin. His technique brings to the instrument the hum of the accordion, the roar of the violin and the beautiful melodies of the traditional and modern choro. Under the influence of Dominguinhos, Luiz Gonzaga, Egberto Gismonti, Jacob do Bandolim, among others, the violinist mixes Brazilian and African rhythms and a sense of jazz improvisation. ​ "Full of sensitivity and virtuosity, swing and lyricism, Ricardo Herz is essential in the history of the Brazilian violin! All with a lot of musicality and charisma, a personality trait that is essential as soon as he goes on stage! Cherished by audiences and critics! (Hamilton de Holanda)

“Brazilian music, his specialty, is beautifully represented here with originality, thanks to his great talent as a violinist.”

(Didier Lockwood)

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"Ricardo Herz multiplies artistic encounters and discographic projects.


Each project gave birth to an album.


To listen:

Ricardo Herz & Yamandú Costa, great 7-string guitarist, a duo of virtuosos.


Ricardo Herz has also worked in duo with:
Nelson Ayres,
Antonio Loureiro (vibraphone),
Samuca do Accordeon.


Two albums with his trio: "Aqui é o meu lá" and "Torcendo a terra".


Project & Music for children: Ricardo Herz presents a show based on children's folklore songs from the country such as Samba Lelê and Marcha Soldado, making the repertoire a party to the sound of forrós, waltzes, baiaõ and other Brazilian rhythms.


Artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil ​


Availablity : On tour in July 2023

+ Season 2023-24 on request

* Based in France from January 2024

Line up:

On stage, as a duo, trio, special guest or soloist of a String Orchestra. ​


*Trio: violin, acoustic guitar, percussion ​


Concert + master class!

They programmed him...
And you?

Womex 2012 (Greece) - Jazz Ahead 2013 (Bremen, DE) - Skopje Jazz Festival (Macedonia) - Miri Jazz Festival (Malaysia) - Jazz and Blues Festival in Guaramiranga (Brazil-CE) - Villa Lobos Festival (Brazil, RJ) - Manguinhos Jazz and Blues Festival (Brazil, ES) ... The Trio has also performed on the most important stages of Brazil as a "soloist" within orchestras such as the Municipal Orchestra of João Pessoa, the Municipal Orchestra of Jundiaí, the Experimental Orchestra of Ourinhos and the State Orchestra of Mato Grosso. Apart from the Brazilian stages, the Ricardo Herz Trio has performed in France, England, Ireland, Germany, Bolivia, and Israel...

Ricardo Herz Trio


With his rhythmic identity, his originality, his strength and his swing, Ricardo Herz presents the most striking music of his work.

Ricardo Herz
& Yamandu Costa

With his rhythmic identity, his originality, his strength and his swing, Ricardo Herz presents the most striking music of his work.

​Ricardo Herz
Masterclasses /Workshops
+ online race

A graduate of the USP in violin, his solid training began at the age of 6 in São Paulo. He then studied at the famous Berklee College of Music in the United States and at the Center des Musiques Didier Lockwood (CMDL), the school of the legendary French jazz violinist. Ricardo also dedicated part of his time to teaching and spreading the popular violin. He has given numerous masterclasses at festivals and recently launched the first Brazilian popular violin online method. *He speaks Portuguese, English and French.

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