Ricardo Vogt, born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is a genuine prodigy in the art of music. His musical talents became visible at an early age, and at the age of 9 was awarded first prize at the Traga Sua Musica para o Magic World Festival for his original composition. A singer in his own right, Vogt also became the lead vocalist for the Cassino Orchestra Show Band in 2000. Soon after, Ricardo made his way to the United States where he attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Ricardo Vogt has become an endorser for Godin Guitars and a member of the Eliane Elias Quartet (2007) and Esperanza Spalding Quartet (2008).