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BGQ returns to Sala São Paulo

2017 June 28 by

After a 2016-concert-season debuting in great venues such as The Frick Collection in New York City and with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (as well as in other cities in USA, Mexico and Brazil) the Brazilian Guitar Quartet returns to Sala São Paulo to perform at Campos do Jordão International Winter Festival in July. It is considered the most important festival in Latin America. The concert program will be dedicated to Spanish music.
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BGQ at the São Paulo Museum of Art

2016 October 20 by

The last BGQ’s concert in 2016 will be held on 25th October at the São Paulo Museum of Art. The concert series – promoted by the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra – relates music repertoires to Brazilian masterpieces from the Museum’s collection. Before the concert the BGQ member Everton Gloeden will lecture about the relation between a painting by Candido Portinari and the BGQ concert program that will feature pieces by Brazilian composers such as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri and Francisco Mignone. Check it out!

(MASP Auditorium)

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BGQ performs with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop!

2016 October 12 by

The Quartet just arrived from an USA/Mexico tour and is rehearsing now the Concierto Andaluz (Joaquin Rodrigo) with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop. That is the first time of the Brazilian Guitar Quartet at the incredible Sala São Paulo. Check it out!

Oct 13 – 15: BGQ, Marin Alsop and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Oct 16: BGQ, Valentina Peleggi and São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

(Sala São Paulo)

Francisco Luz enters the Brazilian Guitar Quartet

2016 June 2 by

In May 2016 the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has welcomed its new member: Francisco Luz (23 years old). Francisco occupies a prominent position among the new generation of Brazilian guitarists. He had as major tutors Fabio Zanon and Luiz Claudio Ribas Ferreira and in 2015 he performed for Julian Bream after becoming the first Brazilian guitarist nominated for the Julian Bream Trust. Francisco’s debut with BGQ will happen during a short Brazilian tour in June, including performances in cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. You can find more information about Francisco in this interview (only in Portuguese). Welcome!

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BGQ performs in Austria and Slovenia

2015 May 18 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet will tour Austria and Slovenia later in May. The tour includes a debut at the prestigious Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna and will feature Brazilian and Spanish composers, including music by Heitor Villa-Lobos from their 2011 Latin Grammy winner album.

Tour schedule:

May 26 – Leoben
May 27 – Vienna
May 28 – Ried im Inkreiss
May 29 – Maribor (Slovenia)
May 30 – Kufstein

BGQ tours Colombia in April!

2014 April 8 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet will perform five concerts in Colombia this month. This is the first time the quartet plays in that country, and the program will feature an all-Brazilian selection, with works by Villa-Lobos, Miranda, Santoro, Camargo Guarnieri and Mignone. See below for tour dates and venues:

April 18 – Teatro Municipal Guillermo Valencia, Popayán
April 20 – Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Honda
April 22 – Auditorio de Los Fundadores (Universidad del Sinú), Monteria
April 23 – Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luís Angel Arango, Bogotá
April 28 – Teatro Metropolitano, Medellín

U.S. tour in January and February

2014 January 13 by

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet embarks on another tour in the United States, a country that hosts BGQ concerts since the early years of the group. This time the appearances will concentrate mostly on the east coast, including the states of Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Maine, besides Arizona and Iowa. The tour programs alternate between music by Heitor Villa-Lobos (from the group’s 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD) and Spanish composers such as Granados, Albéniz, de Falla and Rodrigo. During the concerts, a pre-release version of BGQ’s new CD Spanish Dances – scheduled to be officially released in April – will be available to the audiences.

BGQ performs in Brazil and Ireland

2013 September 2 by

Just after wrapping up the new album featuring Spanish music, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet gets ready for two important performances in the next couple of months. The first one will be in September at the 47o. Festival Música Nova “Gilberto Mendes”, which proposes dialogues between the music of today and the revolutionary music of the past. The festival will be held in Ribeirão Preto, hometown of quartet member Gustavo Costa.

In October, the BGQ travels to Ireland for a special performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, which will include music by Villa-Lobos as well as by Granados, Albéniz and de Falla. This concert will be the first appearance under the auspices of the quartet’s new European management, Lundström Arts Management.

U.S. and Canada tour in July

2013 June 9 by

Celebrating the Summer festivals in North America, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet makes in July its first tour under the auspices of Shupp Artists Management. The tour includes a returning engagement at the Colorado Music Festival, where the BGQ performed a sold-out concert in 2009, and a Canadian appearance at Ottawa’s Music & Beyond Festival. There, the quartet will perform three different programs, featuring music by Bach, Brazilian classical composers – including music by Villa-Lobos from the 2011 Latin Grammy winner CD – and the Spanish repertoire from the soon-to-be released new BGQ album.

New CD to be recorded in May

2013 February 12 by

In 2013 the Brazilian Guitar Quartet will celebrate its 15th birthday. 2013 also marks the 40th anniversary of Delos Productions, the American label through which the BGQ has released its five internationally acclaimed CDs. To celebrate these two important events, the ensemble is preparing a new album which will be recorded this May, with music by Spanish masters such as Enrique Granados, Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla and Joaquin Rodrigo.

In an attempt to repeat the success achieved with its last CD, which features works by Villa-Lobos and won the 2011 Latin Grammy for best classical album, the BGQ will return to Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, in Saratoga Springs, NY, to record with the experienced audio engineer Dan Czernecki. The hall is part of The Arthur Zankel Music Center, a cultural and educational building founded in 2010 at Skidmore College. This outstanding hall is considered by the BGQ to have the perfect acoustic for the quartet’s recordings.

The Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s new CD will be released in the last quarter of 2013.