2015 May 18 by admin
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.
May 26 – Leoben
May 27 – Vienna
May 28 – Ried im Inkreiss
May 29 – Maribor (Slovenia)
May 30 – Kufstein
2014 November 2 by admin
Spanish Dances, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet’s latest album, has just received a rave review by the Nov/Dec issue of American Record Guide, a classical music magazine active since 1935. The review, written by Kenneth Keaton, refers to the ensemble as “one of the world’s finest guitar quartets”, praising the arrangements by Tadeu do Amaral and adding that the music “just make one feel good, bathing in beauty.” The CD was released in April and it was the BGQ’s sixth album on Delos. It features music by Spanish masters Albéniz, Granados, Turina, de Falla, Rodrigo and Mompou. More information about the album and where to purchase it can be seen here.
2014 April 8 by admin
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
2014 January 13 by admin
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.
2013 September 2 by admin
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.
2013 June 9 by admin
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.
2013 February 12 by admin
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.
2012 November 30 by admin
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.
2012 November 26 by admin
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
2012 August 3 by admin
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: