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BGQ project selected for a 10-concert tour in 2013!

2012 November 30 by

A project written by Roda Produções Artísticas and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has just been selected to perform a 10-concert tour in São Paulo state, Brazil, during 2013. The tour, sponsored by SESI, a non-profit organization that operates throughout the country contributing to the social well-being of the industrial workers, will celebrate the 2011 Latin Grammy award, featuring an all Villa-Lobos program.

Details to be announced soon.

BGQ signs with Lundström Arts Management

2012 November 26 by

On November 19th, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet was privileged to have a special guest among the audience of its concert at the Villa-Lobos Festival in Rio de Janeiro: the director of Lundström Arts Management – LAM, Karina Lundström, who came especially to see and hear the quartet in performance. As a result of this meeting, the BGQ signed a contract of representation in Europe and is now part of LAM’s selected roster, an international agency located in Dublin, Ireland.

For more information on Lundström Arts Management, please visit www.lundstrom-am.com

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New review: BGQ’s 5 CD box set

2012 August 3 by

T he recently released box set with all five recordings of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet for Delos has just received an excellent review by the web magazine Audiophile Audition. The site had already reviewed three of the BGQ’s albuns with great enthusiasm. Check out the full review at:

http://audaud.com/2012/07/brazilian-guitar-quartet-box-set-by-the-latin-grammy-winners-albumlist-follows-delos-5-cds/

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Quartet performs in Brazil in June and July

2012 June 12 by

The BGQ’s next appointments include two concerts in Brazil. On June 30th, the quartet will be at CPFL Cultura, in Campinas (São Paulo state), for a rare performance of Isaac Albéniz’s Suite Iberia. This is an opportunity to hear in its full one of the most important works of the Spanish repertoire for piano, majestically arranged for guitar quartet.

On July 21, the quartet will play in the most traditional classical music festival in Brazil, the Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival. Besides Albéniz, the program will feature music by Villa-Lobos, from the quartet’s last CD which won the Latin Grammy in 2011 in the “best classical album” category.

For further details, please click on the links below.

CPFL Cultura

Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Box Set

2012 April 17 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s Collection on Delos!

What better way for Delos to celebrate The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s 2011 Latin GRAMMY win (for “Best Classical Album”) than to offer our legion of BGQ fans a new box set containing all five of their albums to date? Their win – for their Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos recording (DE 3409) – confirmed BGQ’s status as one of the very finest groups of its kind worldwide. This specially priced box set will give guitar lovers everywhere an unprecedented opportunity to acquire – at very low cost – BGQ’s entire recorded output.

The BGQ – praised in the Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto” – has garnered enthusiastic critical acclaim for their previous four releases as well. Essencia do Brasil (DE 3245) and Encantamento (DE 3302) are enchanting and varied collections of music from leading Brazilian composers. The remaining single-composer releases are Bach: The Orchestral Suites (DE 3254) and Isaac Albéniz: Iberia (DE 3364). All five releases have been praised for their technical wizardry, spirited interpretations, and BGQ’s own superb arrangements – as well as the unique depth and richness of their sound. In guitar-loving Brazil, they proudly call BGQ their “Dream Team.” Here’s your chance to make them YOUR dream team, too – at a price that will surprise you.

Recordings:

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos
Albeniz: Iberia
Encantamento
Bach: Four Suites for Orchestra
Essencia Do Brasil

Get it at Delos Store!

BGQ has new management!

2012 March 27 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet is delighted to announce that starting with April 2012 it will have new representation. Shupp Artists Management, a company whose specialty is the representation of international classical soloists, chamber music and early music ensembles, will handle the BGQ career in North and South Americas. The company is based in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY.

For all inquiries contact via email Erica Shupp, President, at concerts@shuppartists.com or Mona Shupp, Managing Director, at mshupp@shuppartists.com, or via phone at +1 631 928-1531.