March 15, 2001
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – In Brazil, they call them “the dream team.” Classical Guitar
magazine calls them “superb…a world-class quartet.” Currently on a rare North
American tour, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet will perform at Plymouth State
College Sunday, April 8,
at 7 p.m. The program will include compositions by Brazilian composers J.S.
Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Carlos Gomes and Ronaldo Miranda.
Members of the quartet are Paul Galbraith, Edelton and Everton Gloeden, and
Tadeu do Amaral. Galbraith has lived in Brazil since 1996. His double compact
disc of the complete solo Bach violin sonatas and partitas was nominated for a
Grammy award in 1998. His solo work has been featured on National Public Radio
and he has toured the U.S. as a soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
Galbraith’s unique playing style was first revealed at the Edinburgh Festival in
1989. His guitar is supported by a metal endpin, similar to that of a cello,
which rests on a wooden resonance box. The eight strings and extraordinary
design of his guitar increase the instrument’s range to an extent never before possible.
Edelton Gloeden is known as one of the most outstanding Brazilian guitarists
today. His professional career began when he was very young, and he appeared in
recitals, chamber ensembles and as a soloist with well-known orchestras. He
holds a professorship in the Department of Music at the University of São Paolo
and is a familiar figure at music festivals throughout Brazil.
A native of São Paolo, Everton Gloeden participated in various courses in
Spain, Germany, England and Brazil. Throughout his 20-year career, he has
appeared as a soloist and chamber musician, giving recitals in the US, Brazil,
England, Germany and Venezuela. Tadeu do Amaral studied with numerous Brazilian
musicians, including the legendary guitar teacher, Isaias Savio. At 20 years of
age he was already performing to enthusiastic audiences in the principal concert
halls of Brazil. In addition to performing, do Amaral is a producer and editor
for Brazil’s EGTA recording label.
Tickets are $15-18 at the Silver Cultural Arts Center box office, (603)
535-ARTS. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Thursday
until 7 p.m.). If special arrangements are needed, please call in advance.