“The best two-guitar team in existence, maybe even history … no amount of anticipation could have prepared me for the Brazilian brothers’ daringly flexible, eerily unanimous ensemble playing.” – The Washington Post
Sérgio and Odair Assad have set the benchmark for all guitarists by creating a new standard of innovation, ingenuity and expression. In addition to setting new performance standards, the Assads have played a major role in creating and introducing new music for two guitars. Their virtuosity has inspired a wide range of composers to write for them, including Astor Piazzolla, Terry Riley and Francisco Mignone. Now, Sérgio Assad is adding to their repertoire by composing music for the duo. The brothers have worked extensively with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera, Gidon Kremer and Dawn Upshaw.
For their two Seven Days appearances, the duo will perform “La Belle Vie!,” an all-French program featuring music by Lully, Rousseau, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Debussy and others, all arranged for two guitars by Sérgio Assad.