masterful, with poetic virtuosity and intensity of expression
– Il Messaggero Veneto, Italy
Duo Amaral was formed in 2008 and was soon garnering accolades from the media
Graduates of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, 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.
Studied with Maestro Manuel Barrueco at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and Irit Even-Tov at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, Israel. She has won the Top Prize at Guitar Gems International Competition in Natanya, Israel, Second Prize at the 38th Fernando Sor International Competition in Rome, Italy as well as the special prize winner of ‘Best Interpretation of a Piece by Sor’.
Graduated with his BM and MM from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome under the tutelage of Giuliano Balestra. He was the First Prize winner of the 29th Fernando Sor International Competition in Rome as well receiving the prize for Best Interpretation of a Piece by Sor that year.