José Staneck has been called the harmonica-David Oïstrakh by the french critic Olivier Bellamy, and has also been compared to the musicians Andrés Segovia and Mstislav Rostropovich, by brazilian the critic Luiz Paulo Horta, due to his performance in the development of his instrument. Staneck develops an unique style, where the elements of Classical Music, Brazilian Music and Jazz, merge to create a remarkable sonority and expressiveness.
He studied Function Harmony with Isidoro Kutno, Aesthetic Analysis with the German conductor and composer H. J. Koeullreutter, Interpretation with Nailson Simões, and in 2007, he obtained his Master’s degree in Music by the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
For 15 years, Jose Staneck worked as the director of Musiarte’s Integrated Course of Music, developing an important work in education, and now enables a work of social cultural inclusion, serving in social projects, bringing music education through the harmonica for children in various parts of Brazil.
Works with different chamber groups, and was a soloist in various Brazilian and foreign orchestras, highlighting the recording of the Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra – OSESP by the NAXOS label.Musician, concert performer, with more than 100 concerts with orchestra and 15 recordings of solo works in addition to numerous participations in recordings as a guest, music master, producer and researcher, José Staneck makes his harmonica an instrument of transformation.