A virtuoso flamenco, classical and jazz guitarist, Mario Lattuada commenced playing classical guitar in his teens. His career includes playing with the Australian Pops Orchestra (of which he has been the principle guitarist since 1984), the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Mario Lattuada commenced playing classical guitar in his teens. His career includes playing with the Australian Pops Orchestra (of which he has been the principle guitarist since 1984), the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. He has also performed in a duet with legendary classical guitarist John Williams in 1986 and with Paco Pena in 1987.
Mario's television appearances include The Midday Show and Hey, Hey It's Saturday for GTV9. He has recorded music for documentaries and feature film soundtracks, including Cezary Skubiszewski's recent score for After the Deluge. Mario has twice toured with Jose Carreras, the Bolshoi Ballet and The Three Tenors. His love of Latin American and jazz saw him perform with various groups including Pipoca, Brazilliance andBrazjaz.
Together with fellow guitarist, Robert Bratetich, Mario's debuted at the Melbourne Concert hall in 1992 in front of 4500 people, in what was meant to be a one-off engagement. But the overwhelming response of a one minute standing ovation dictated that they should continue together. Since then, Mario and Robert have showcased their formidable technique and exciting fusion of jazz / latin / classical / flamenco styles in concerts, radio, TV and recordings. Their privately-released debut CD, El Fuego received rave reviews in the press when it was released in 1997.
Prism is Mario's first album for Move Records.
Performing as Tabula Rasa
Consisting of a core ensemble of voice and two guitars, Tabula Rasa - meaning "clean slate" - combines classical, Celtic and jazz with Spanish flamenco and amazing Brazilian rhythms.
Performer: Flamenco Guitar
Years in the making, the music on this debut album Prism blends thought-provoking lyrics with a strikingly original combination of classical, Celtic and jazz music with Spanish influences and Brazilian rhythms.
Mario Lattuada also appears on
The soundtrack to the acclaimed mini-series by award-winning Australian film composer, Cezary Skubiszewski. Richly scored for orchestra, the music effortlessly moves from haunting violin solos, to 40s jazz, Irish airs and the original pop music of the on-screen band.