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Classical Guitar Magazine exclaims: "The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity ...is simply outstanding." in describing the Brasil Guitar Duo, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Equally at home on a Classical or a World Music series, the Duo's innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and numerous critically acclaimed recordings.
Posted: Jun-15-2011
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"The two magicians who held us in their spell during this concert were classical guitarists João Luiz and Douglas Lora, whose mastery of their instruments is so effortless and natural that their virtuosity merely reinforced and enhanced the glorious music they produced."
Posted: Jun-26-2013
Latest Recording

Maria Picinini, flute

Brasil Guitar Duo

Disc 1:
1. Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020: I. Allegro
2. Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020: II. Adagio
3. Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020: III. Allegro
4. Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: I. Allegro moderato
5. Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano
6. Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: III. Allegro
7. Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035: I. Adagio ma non tanto
8. Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035: II. Allegro
9. Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035: III. Siciliano
10. Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035: IV. Allegro assai
11. Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030: I. Andante
12. Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030: II. Largo e dolce
13. Sonata in B Minor, BWV 1030: III. Presto


Disc 2:
1. Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033: I. Andante - Presto
2. Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033: II. Allegro
3. Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033: III. Adagio
4. Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033: IV. Menuett 1 and 2
5. Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032: I. Vivace
6. Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032: II. Largo e dolce
7. Sonata in A Major, BWV 1032: III. Allegro
8. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: I. Allemande
9. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: II. Corrente
10. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: III. Sarabande
11. Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: IV. Bourée Anglaise
12. Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034: I. Adagio ma non troppo
13. Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034: II. Allegro
14. Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034: III. Andante
15. Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034: IV. Allegro

"Triumphant Breakthrough!
Unlike the violin literature of Bach, the flute works have a more linear/horizontal approach/progression. The use of two guitar transcription is an ingenious manner to point out the linear harmonies of these works. Piccinini in pristine form supported by the subtlety of the Brasil Guitar Duo has triumphed in these breakthrough performances of Bach's endearing works. We are hearing them as though for the first time, cleansed from the often cumbersome mechanism of the harpsichord and giving us the music within. The entire project is inspired and to be applauded." -Asadour Santourian

Posted: Sep-24-2010
Latest Acclaim
The Brasil Guitar Duo — João Luiz Rezende Lopes and Douglas Lora — concentrated, naturally, on Brazil. Their intricately shared arrangements sooner or later found their way toward warm melodies and pinpoint dance rhythms, particularly in a medley of Egberto Gismonti pieces.
— The New York Times
Posted: Jan-21-2014