The Duo Oltheten Gomide was formed in 2013, while Daphne Oltheten (violin) and Henrique Gomide (piano) were studying at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands). The Sonata for Violin and Piano Claude Debussy – the last piece written by the French composer - served as inspiration for them to start a project. Their immediate affinity and similar musical ideas led them to quickly incorporate several Sonatas into their repertoire.
The duo has performed in important concert halls and festivals such as the Amsterdamzaal van het Concertgebouw Orchestra (Netherlands), Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil), Festival Deutz Kultur (Germany), Festival Via Musica (Netherlands) and others.
Duo Oltheten Gomide has released two CD’s. The first of them features Violin Sonatas by Mozart, Schubert and Grieg. Diálogo (A Casa Discos), the second album of the duo, combines monumental Sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms with contemporary Brazilian composers.
On the 09th of the September the duo releases it’s newest album BRASIS (GLM-Fine Music), which brings to light the music of Brazilian underrated yet brilliant composers such as Guinga, Elomar, Garoto and Moacir Santos.