Diálogos Duo Residencies
Contemporary Brazilian Music
Since their founding in 2016, Louis Arques and Richard Boukas have been dazzling audiences and academic institutions with performances and cutting-edge educational residencies.
To date, Boukas has composed SIX SUITES / FIFTY MOVEMENTS of music for the duo.
Worldwide, it is the largest body of contemporary Brazilian repertoire written for clarinet (bass clarinet) and guitar.
Their expansive body of repertoire, dynamic artistic synergy and Boukas's decades of Brazilian music expertise has ignited the keen attention of universities, festivals and conferences presenting 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."
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.”
Distinguished University Professor in Music
Artist-in-Residence and Chair of Guitar Studies, Emeritus
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver