Brasil Guitar Duo

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Brasil Guitar Duo

Brasil Guitar Duo is the classical/world music collaboration of guitarists João Luiz and Douglas Lora. With the winning combination of Luiz’s innovative arrangements and Lora’s own compositions, the duo is expanding the repertoire for two guitars around the world, appearing in diverse, nontraditional spaces and combining a broad yet masterful program of classical guitar duos from Bach, Scarlatti, and Debussy with traditional Brazilian dance like choro, samba, maxixe, and baião. Classical Guitar magazine praised the duo’s “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” which fuels the innovative programming that features a seamless blend of classical traditions and thrilling Brazilian works that audiences love.

  • Luiz and Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than 15 years.
  • Committed to new chamber guitar music, the duo joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto in 2014 for the world premiere of Cuban composer Leo Brouwer’s El arco y la lira.
  • The duo’s most recent album is a collaboration with flutist Marina Piccinini featuring all of Bach’s sonatas for flute and harpsichord—arranged for flute and two guitars.
Brasil Guitar Duo

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Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pieces de Clavecin (Allemande, Les Cyclopes)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp minor, No. 7
Frederic Hand: Still
Egberto Gismonti: A Fala da Paixão, Sete Aneis, Karatê
Leo Brouwer: Sonata de los Viajeros
Jacob do Bandolim: Doce de Côco, Noites Cariocas
Marco Pereira: Bate-Coxa


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