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Jorge Amaral and Mia Pomerantz-Amaral formed Duo Amaral in 2008 and were soon established in the international guitar scene, garnering high accolades from the media and from devoted audiences. During a tour in Italy, their recital was described in Il Messaggero Veneto as “masterful, with poetic virtuosity and intensity of expression”. Mike Telin of ClevelandClassical.com, described the duo as "superb, thoughtful musicians". 

Their debut album 'Suplica' was released in September 2011, featuring the title work - a world-premier composition written by Mr. Amaral's father, Victor Manuel Amaral Ramirez. Céline Keating of Minor 7th Magazine described the CD as “...a sublime album of classical music for two guitars...”.

'The Amarals completed their studies at the renowned Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where they both were awarded Master of Music and Graduate Performance Degrees. They have toured in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Poland, Panama, Mexico, Israel, Cyprus and the USA, as performers and jurors, also offering workshops and masterclasses. Several of their students have placed as top prize winners in some of the most prestigious national and international guitar competitions in the USA. Duo Amaral has also founded and are current artistic directors of the Baldwin Wallace International Guitar Festival. Their contribution to the guitar duo repertoire includes transcriptions and commissioning of new compositions, to be performed and incorporated into the classical guitar canon.

In addition to their private studio in Baltimore, Mr. Amaral is the Director of Guitar Studies at the Conservatory of Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio. Ms. Pomerantz - Amaral serves on the faculty of the Levine School of Music and the International School of Music in the Washington DC area. Both are faculty members at Montgomery College and Montgomery College Preparatory in Maryland.