Diálogos Duo Residencies



Contemporary Brazilian Music

Since their founding in 2016, Louis Arques and Richard Boukas have been dazzling audiences with performances and educational residencies featuring Boukas's prolific Brazilian works and repertoire of illustrious Brazilian composers– from contemporary innovators Hermeto Pascoal and Guinga to Brazilian Songbook legends A.C. Jobim, Chico Buarque, Toninho Horta and Choro icons Pixinguinha and Jacob do Bandolim.

Their expansive body of repertoire, dynamic artistic synergy and Boukas's decades of Brazilian music expertise has ignited the keen attention of universities and festivals of contemporary Classical, World, Jazz, Latin and New music.




"Diálogos Duo repertoire is not only indispensable to today’s concert artists, but offers a vast educational resource and gateway for assimilating Brazilian music vocabulary while addressing fundamental technique and musicianship. I am certain that Boukas’s present and future works for Diálogos Duo will be a perennial contribution to contemporary clarinet-guitar literature and pedagogy."

Dr. João Luiz Rezende Lopes
Director of Chamber Music / Hunter College of CUNY
Brasil Guitar Duo / Naxos recording artist

Artistic & Academic Presentations

"The music of Richard Boukas fills a void in a repertoire nearly absent for clarinet and guitar. His extensive knowledge of various Brazilian musical styles and great gift for composing now offers us a broader repertoire of tremendous value."

Alessandro Carbonare
principal clarinetist
Orchestra di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Decca Classics recording artist
2013 Grammy winner


“Richard Boukas' rich array of new compositions for clarinet and guitar is truly wonderful, full of signature Boukasian harmonic surprises, rhythmic vitality and always heart-felt melos, even in the most virtuosic contours. Boukas has created, all by himself, a major repository of novel and substantial music for this delightful chamber ensemble, inspired by the Brazilian musical vernacular, that deserves and will achieve ample international exposure and acclaim.”

Ricardo Iznaola

Distinguished University Professor in Music
Artist-in-Residence and Chair of Guitar Studies, Emeritus
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver