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Brazillian Guitar Quartet

Everton Gloeden;
Tadeu do Amaral;
Francisco Luz;
Gustavo Costa

"A world-class degree of precision, near-perfect balance and sensitive musicality..."   LA Times

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Brazillian Guitar Quartet


Winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy Award in the "best classical album" category, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has established itself as one of world's leading guitar ensembles. Praised by the Washington Post for its "seductive beauty" and "virtuosic gusto," the group's unique combination, of regular six-string and extended-range, eight-string guitars, allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire. In their more than ten years of activity, the BGQ has performed throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, often receiving ecstatic audience responses, garnering rave reviews, and meeting sold-out halls.

Highlights of the BGQ's past seasons include performances at Vienna's Musikverein, the Beethovensaal in Hanover, the 92 Street 'Y' and Metropolitan Museum in New York, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Vancouver Playhouse, Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Dumbarton Concerts and National Gallery in Washington, D.C., Chamber Music Albuquerque, Wortham Theather in Houston and Libby Gardner Hall in Salt Lake City, as well as at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Felicja Blumental Festival in Tel Aviv, Colorado Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Carmel Bach Festival and some of the major guitar festivals in the U.S., Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Australia, Denmark, Scotland, and Germany.

In 2004, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet were "headliners" at the inaugural World Guitar Congress in Baltimore where, together with the Baltimore Symphony, they gave the world premiere of a specially-commissioned concerto by Brazil's 2001 "Composer of the Year," Ronaldo Miranda. In 2009, the Quartet performed the Suite Iberia by Isaac Albéniz in a Brazilian tour that included the major capitals of that country, sponsored by Instituto Cervantes in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer's death.

The ensemble recently toured the US and Mexico and appeared - among others - at the Frick Collection in NYC. On their return to Brazil the performed the Concierto Andaluz by Joaquin Rodrigro with the Sao Paolo State Symphony Orchestra, with Marin Alsop, conducting

The BGQ's discography includes six CDs for Delos. Three of them are devoted to Brazilian Music: Essência do Brasil (1999), Encantamento (2001) and the Latin Grammy winner Brazilian Guitar Quartet plays Villa-Lobos (2011). Two recordings present great works of Western classical music, Bach's Four Orchestral Suites (2000) and Albéniz's Suite Iberia (2006). The BGQ's latest release, Spanish Dances (2014), pays tribute to some of Spain's most beloved composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, in unique arrangements.

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