Classical Guitar Magazine exclaims: “The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity …is simply outstanding.” in describing the Brasil Guitar Duo. With a full touring schedule on two continents, critically acclaimed recordings and innovative programming featuring a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, the Duo has quickly emerged as one of the preeminent guitar duos of its generation. João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than ten years, perfecting a sublime synchronicity and effortless performance style. The ensemble’s primary studies were with Henrique Pinto along with Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu and Alice Artz. Douglas Lora recently completed a Master’s degree at the University of Miami as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez. João Luiz is a member of the guitar quartet Quaternaglia. Highlights of the Brasil Guitar Duo’s 2008-09 season include debut performances at the Lied Center of the University of Kansas, Purdue University Convocations and the Daytona Beach International Festival, along with a combined engagement which includes both a recital at the CityFolk Festival in Dayton, OH and concerto performances with the Dayton Philharmonic. In addition, Mssrs. Luiz and Lora perform recitals for the Classical Guitar Societies of St. Louis, Upstate New York and Dallas/Ft. Worth, the latter of which features a three-city tour, as well as a Guitar Festival hosted by the Santa Barbara Symphony. Special thanks to WQXR for their support of Summer Stars.(Source)
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