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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!

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(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

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(Sala São Paulo)

BGQ performs at The Frick Collection!

2016 September 25 by

We are very happy to announce the BGQ’s debut at the great Frick Collection in New York City in October. The concert series is completing its 70th anniversary and has featured artists such as Claudio Arrau, Julian Bream and Guarnieri String Quartet. The concert will be part of an USA/Mexico tour. The program features pieces by Brazilian and Spanish composers, including music by Heitor Villa-Lobos (from the album winner of the 2011 Latin Grammy). Check it out!

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(The Frick Collection Concert Hall)

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BGQ performs in Brazil in June

2016 June 17 by

The Quartet will be performing for the first time with its new member (Francisco) next week. The debut will happen in a dress rehearsal at the beautiful Conservatory Hall (Praça das Artes) in São Paulo. After that the group performs at BNDES in Rio de Janeiro and other 3 cities in the state of São Paulo.

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(Conservatory Hall)

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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 new CD reviewed at American Record Guide

2014 November 2 by

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.

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.