Master Class: Joao Luiz
Thursday, July 7, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
Guitar Seminar participants in a master class given by Joao Luiz.
João Luiz won the 2006 Concert Artists Guild Competition in NY as a member of the Brasil Guitar Duo resulting in a full global touring schedule and numerous critically acclaimed recordings. He has premiered works by composers such as Leo Brouwer , Egberto Gismonti and Marlos Nobre. He was on the faculty of Santa Marcelina College and Festival Internacional Eleazar de Carvalho in Brazil. He has recorded for the labels Avie, Naxos, CAG and Guanabara Records. His arrangements have been recorded and played by Marina Piccinini, Fabio Zanon, Quaternaglia, Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Hye-Jin Kim, Marco Pereira, Silvie Jensen, Na Ozzetti, Paquito D'Rivera, Parker String Quartet as well as the Brasil Guitar Duo. He studied in Brazil with Henrique Pinto and attended private classes with Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu, Alice Artzt and Frederic Hand. He is current in the master's program at Mannes College of Music where he studies with Michael Newman. João Luiz is a member of the Brasil Guitar Duo, along with Douglas Lora. Classical Guitar Magazine exclaims: “The maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity …is simply outstanding.” in describing the Brasil Guitar Duo, winner of the 2006 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Equally at home on a Classical or a World Music series, the Duo’s innovative programming features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works, resulting in a full global touring schedule and numerous critically acclaimed recordings. The Brasil Guitar Duo’s 2010-11 US tours include recitals in 15 states across the country. A favorite of summer festivals, the Brasil Guitar Duo made its debut at the Aspen Festival in July 2010, in a special collaborative program with CAG alumnae flutist Marina Piccinini. Previous summers have included concerts at New York’s River to River Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, Stowe Summer Music Festival (VT), Lancaster Festival (OH), and abroad, the Bermuda Guitar Festival, Two Moors Festival (OK), Tirol’s Outreach Festival (Austria) and Sao Paulo’s Campos do Jordão International Festival (Brazil). In the recording studio, the Brasil Guitar Duo’s debut for the Naxos label features two CDs of the complete works for two guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Previously, the Duo’s first CD of all-Brazilian repertoire, Bom Partido, was released in August 2007 on CAG Records and is now in its third printing. Their latest release features the complete Bach Flute Sonatas with flutist Marina Piccinini (Avie). Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo’s recent concerto performances include with the Dallas and Houston Symphony Orchestras, Dayton Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony (OH) and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre. The Brasil Guitar Duo is perfectly suited for these non-traditional venues, having established a broad repertoire of classical guitar duos (Bach, Sor, Scarlatti, etc.) combined with the traditional music of its native land (choro samba, maxixe and baião). João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and have been performing together for more than ten years, perfecting a sublime synchronicity and effortless performance style. The ensemble’s primary studies were with Henrique Pinto along with Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Sergio Abreu and Alice Artz. Douglas Lora earned his Master’s degree at the University of Miami as a student of Dr. Rene Gonzalez. João Luiz is pursuing his Master’s degree at New York’s Mannes College of Music studying with Michael Newman. www.myspace.com/brasilguitarduo