Virtuosic, brilliant and unique - those are some of the adjectives used to describe this musician who sets world audiences ablaze, developing a career studded with awards.
Hamilton de Holanda uses the past 14 years establishing a technique reinventing the 10 string Mandolin. He compose 24 Caprices for mandolin and disentangled this emblematic Brazilian instrument from the legacy of some of its influences and styles, to make it a global instrument. In the US, the press soon dubbed him the “Jimi Hendrix of bandolim”.
At the age of 38, 33 years of professional musician, he has evolved a characteristic way of playing, a character. His phrasing, the extra strings and his powerful sound, combined to the speed of the solo passages and improvisations, are inspiring a new generation and a new sound.
Is this jazz, samba, rock'n'roll, pop music, lundu, choro? He simply don`t cares, do you? Hamilton is not so much after innovation than music focusing on beauty and spontaneity. He has in front of him a new world rife with possibilities. His North Star is the notion that “Modernity is Tradition”: the point is neither the past nor the future, but their interelationship, as Modern and Tradition merge in the present moment, here and now.