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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…


Everton Gloeden was born in São Paulo, where he studied with Roberto dalla Vechia, Sidney Zaghetto, Henrique Pinto, Alvaro Pierri, Abel Carlevaro, Guido Santorsola, Sergio Cominatto, Michel Philippot and Isabel Sampaio. Throughout a thirty-year career, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician alongside some of the most important musicians in and out of Brazil…


Born in São Paulo, Tadeu do Amaral studied with important Brazilian musicians, such as the legendary guitar teacher Isaías Sávio, Léo Soares and Cláudio Santoro. He took part in many music seminars including one led by Alberto Ginastera. Beside a solo career including performances in major concerts halls in Brazil, he has collaborated with many prominent musicians in that country, such as Flávio Stein, Eduardo Gramani, Ângela Barra and Ricardo Lopes Garcia…


A winner of the coveted Pro Musicis International Award, Luiz Mantovani’s performances have been described by The New York Times as “powerful, beautifully shaped and just practically flawless.” Having collaborated with many important composers from Brazil and abroad, in 2010 he gave the world premiere of Lior Navok’s Guitar Concerto, alongside with the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva…


Gustavo Costa has been a prize winner at guitar competitions in Brazil and France, as well as two prestigious competitions in Spain: the Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Andrés Segovia and the Certamen Internacional de Guitarra Francisco Tárrega, where in 2003 he received 2nd prize and the Audience Favorite prize…


Highlights of the BGQ’s past seasons include performances at the 92 Street “Y” and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Beethovensaal in Hannover, Vancouver Playhouse in Canada, Dumbarton Concerts and National Gallery in Washington, DC, Chamber Music Albuquerque, Shriver Hall in Baltimore, Festival Internacional de Cultura Paiz in Guatemala, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, Round Top International Festival, Hong Kong International Arts Festival…