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In Havana, Cuba, on October 11, 2014, YO-YO MA and CARLOS PRIETO joined with BRASIL GUITAR DUO in the world premiere of El arco y la lira, a new work for two cellos and two guitars by the eminent Cuban composer and guitarist Leo Brouwer. Performed to a full house, and greeted with a four-minute standing ovation, at Havana's historic Teatro Martí, it concluded the penultimate concert of Festival Leo Brouwer, a two-week chamber-music festival featuring such international stars as Ma, Prieto, Jordi Saval, Fito Páez, Cuarteto Latinomericano, and Chucho Valdés.

Opening that concert was the world premiere of a new work for solo guitar by Brouwer, performed by the Spanish guitarist Ricardo Guillén. BRASIL GUITAR DUO followed Guillén with the Cuban premiere of Brouwer's 2009 composition Sonata de los viajeros for two guitars. Another highlight of the concert was the first Cuban performance, by Ma and Prieto, of Samuel Zyman's 1999 Suite para dos violoncellos.
Cuban critic Yeneily García García, writing for CubaSi.cu, hailed the premiere of El arco y la lira by Ma, Prieto, and the guitar duo as “an electrifying performance.”
Brasil Guitar Duo
Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora, gutarists

Giancarlo Guerrero conducting the Sao Paulo Symphony
The Brasil Guitar Duo performed Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Concerto for Two Guitars" with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, David Commanday conducting, in 2012.
The Brasil Guitar Duo performed Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Concerto for Two Guitars" with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, David Commanday conducting, in 2012.
The Brasil Guitar Duo performed Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Concerto for Two Guitars" with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, David Commanday conducting, in 2012.
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
The Brasil Guitar Duo in rehearsal with the Sao Paulo Symphony and Giancarlo Guerrero conducting. The piece, written for and dedicated to the Brasil Guitar Duo by composer Paulo Bellinati, was premiered in June of 2012.
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
Live performance at the XIIth International GLIWICE GUITAR FESTIVAL, November 2010
The BRASIL GUITAR DUO recorded the complete music for 2 guitars (2 CD's)by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco for NAXOS RECORDS. Joao Luiz and Douglas Lora came to the Toronto Studios of producer Norbert Kraft. This is the Fugue No. 17 in B Major.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Dr. Stevan S. Dweck Center
Central Library

Program: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (1895-1968), Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
The Brasil Guitar Duo, Joao Luiz & Douglas Lora recorded the complete music for 2 guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The 2 CD set will be on Naxos Records. They recorded in the Toronto studio of producer Norbert Kraft.
Brasil Guitar Duo playing Egberto Gismonti's Sete Aneis
The Brasil Guitar Duo performing Astor Piazzolla's 'Zita' in Sao Paulo, Brazil.