The Brasil Guitar Duo take the stage at the 16th Annual Austin Chamber Music Festival

The Austin Chamber Music Festival in Collaboration with the Austin Classical Guitar Society welcome the Brasil Guitar Duo back to Austin!

AUSTIN-ACMC welcomes back the Brasil Guitar Duo, known for their seamless integration of classical and popular Brasilian music into their programming.  Since winning the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the duo – Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora – has garnered critical acclaim with successful tours throughout the U.S. and South America. Classical Guitar Magazine raves, the duo’s “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity …is simply outstanding.” Having played together for over a decade, the pair exhibits an innate unity and balance that few ensembles ever achieve.

2012 Festival season tickets and individual event tickets are now available at www.austinchambermusic.org.

WHAT: BRASIL GUITAR DUO  

WHEN: Friday, July 6, 7:30PM

WHERE: Bates Recital Hall, UT School of Music, 2420 Robert Dedman Drive
COST: $25-$50 In Advance & $30-$55 At the Door
PROGRAM: Zita | Astor Piazzolla La Poule* | Jean Phillipe Rameau Les Cyclops | Jean Phillipe Rameau Preludes and Fugue in C-sharp Minor, Op. 199 | Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Valsa e Posludio | Douglas Lora Prelude from Bachianas No. 4* | Heitor Villa-Lobos 7 Aneis* | Egberto Gismonti Casa Forte* | Edu Lobo/Joao Luiz Zanzibar* | Edu Lobo/Joao Luiz Djavan’s Portrait | Joao Luiz Zanzibar* | Joao Luiz A Fala da Paixao* | Egberto Gismonti
Forrobodo * | Egberto Gismonti Bate-Coxa | Maximiliano Pereira
*arranged by Joao Luis

ABOUT THE BRASIL GUITAR DUO: A favorite of summer festivals, the Brasil Guitar Duo recently made its debut at the Aspen Festival, in a special collaborative program with CAG alumnae flutist Marina Piccinini. Previous summers have included concerts at New York’s River to River Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Look and Listen Festival Stowe Summer Music Festival (VT), Lancaster Festival (OH), and abroad, the Bermuda Guitar Festival, Two Moors Festival (UK), Heinsberg Guitar Festival (Germany), Gliwice International Guitar Festival (Poland) and Sao Paulo’s Campos do Jordão International Festival (Brazil).

In the recording studio, the Brasil Guitar Duo’s debut for the Naxos label features two CDs of the complete works for two guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Just one of many stellar reviews includes the American Record Guide, which said: “It would be hard to imagine a better performance…This is wonderful music played at the highest interpretive level.” Previously, the Duo’s first CD of all-Brazilian repertoire, Bom Partido, was released in August 2007 on CAG Records and is now in its third printing. Their latest release features the complete Bach Flute Sonatas with flutist Marina Piccinini (Avie).

Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo’s recent concerto performances include with the Dallas and Houston Symphony Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony (OH) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre.

For more information about the Brasil Guitar Duo visit:

www.concertartists.org/brasil_bio.htm

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