PHOTO: Mario Carvalho
Luciano Maia is an instrumentalist, composer, arranger and one of the most respected accordionists in the south of the country. Nowadays, Luciano Maia, with 20 years of his career, has released ten albums and has performed in important musical projects and jazz festivals in Brazil and Europe.
He frequently performs as a soloist in prestigious concerts with special emphasis on the Concerto for accordion of Radámes Gnattali, which he performed in the program of the Chamber Orchestra of Theatro São Pedro and the Unisinos / Anchieta Orchestra.
Recognized for his performance, Luciano Maia won important prizes from Rio Grande do Sul, among which: Açorianos Award 2001 - Revelation; Vitor Mateus Teixeira Award 2005 - Instrumentalist; Açorianos Award 2005, 2007 and 2009, 2012 - Regional Instrumentist; Açorianos Award 2007 and 2012 - Best Regional Album and also nomination for the Brazilian music award in the year 2010.