Trio Virado consists of Flutist Amy Porter, Violist Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Guitarist João Luiz three of the most distinguished artists on their respective instruments. “They present a set of performances that are unfailingly strong, expressive, and imaginative” (American Record Guide), representing a unique mosaic of culture through their repertoire and maintaining a sonority with uncommon resonance between their instruments. Performing music from Bach to Piazzolla, they have given world premieres by composers Sérgio Assad, Fred Hand and David Sampson, and play original works and arrangements by Trio member João Luiz. They present outreach to children and adults, offering audiences a passion for teaching and showmanship that showcases their infectiously happy personalities. The WholeNote magazine wrote, “Trio Virado’s musicianship is world class,” and after their CD Mangabeira was released observed that “The musical chemistry clicked with a permanent trio, more concerts, more pieces and this debut release.”
Flute / Amy Porter: Soloist; Recording Artist; Publisher; Professor of Flute, University of Michigan
Viola / Juan Miguel Hernandez: Soloist; Recording Artist; Professor of Viola, Royal Academy of Music (London)
Guitar / João Luiz: Composer; Member, Brasil Guitar Duo; Professor of Guitar, University of New York-Purchase
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