Ciclo Violonístico de Niterói
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    Ciclo Violonístico de Niterói is a classical guitar concert series in Rio de Janeiro created by teacher and guitarist Paulo Targino. Since its de… Read More
    Ciclo Violonístico de Niterói is a classical guitar concert series in Rio de Janeiro created by teacher and guitarist Paulo Targino. Since its debut in 2007, it has gained growing stature and relevance nationwide. It is one of the two most relevant guitar series in the Brazilian classical calendar today. Read Less
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Ciclo Violonístico de Niterói is a classical guitar concert series in the city of Niterói, created & maintained by the teacher and guitarist Paulo Targino. Since its debut in 2007, it has gained growing stature and relevance nationwide and it is one of the two most relevant guitar series in the Brazilian classical calendar today.


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O Ciclo Violonístico de Niterói é uma série de concertos de violão idealizada e produzida pelo professor e violonista Paulo Targino. Desde sua primeira edição em 2007, o Ciclo tem conquistado repercussão e relevância na cena nacional e é, hoje, um dos dois eventos mais importantes da agenda do violão brasileiro.







I wanted to reference the prolific golden age of 1970’s classical guitar albums & posters, with their flashy heavy serifs and the work of Herb Lubalin & Tom Carnase. I think every guitar player unconsciously recognizes this atmosphere, having spent countless hours studying from songbooks and records from that era.



















Opening concert of Guinga, Lula Galvão & Mônica Salmaso — June 22, 2017.
Photos © Leo Zulluh.




Why I have a soft spot for this project


I was once a very passionate classical guitar student, and the Ciclo was where I was able to see up close some of the best guitar performances of my life; it was also, 10 years ago, in its first edition, one of my early ‘serious’ freelance design jobs. 

It was an awesome project for a young designer/musician but, despite their growing stature with public and critic, they’ve always had a very tight budget (because, you know, Brazil), which eventually meant they couldn’t afford to hire me.

This year, after several editions out of the loop, I wanted to come back pro bono as their lead designer. To me, this is going back to my origins (did I mention Niterói is my hometown?), helping the good friends I’ve made and also nurturing this special, one-of-a-kind music event that I very much care for.