This year of 2019 is a very happy date, because the couple completes 30 years of performing music together. The programmed concerts are part of this celebration and present repertoire that marked the duo in several phases of its artistic journey.
Duo Barrenechea performs the Concerto of 30 years at the UFF's Centro de Artes on August 18, 2019. Exactly 30 years ago, the couple joined in marriage. The chosen repertoire tells a bit about the trajectory of these two musicians making music and building a musical life.
Concert of the group Prelúdio 21, CCJF-RJ, June 2019.
The Duo Barrenechea presents with cellist Hugo Pilger in the concert at the Centro Cultural Justiça Federal on June 29, 2019, at 3 pm, the program "Flute, Cello and Piano".
"Prelude 21 - Music of the Present" series of concerts always happen on the last Saturday of each month. Currently the group is composed by composers Alexandre Schubert, Caio Senna, J. Orlando Alves, Marcos Lucas, Néder Nassaro and Pauxy Gentil-Nunes.
The two met in Goiania in 1988 and were married in 1989. Since then, they have been active in the flame of love and music, performing countless projects, concerts and activities together.
Marriage in the Santa Clara Chapel in the district of Campinas in Goiânia, 08/18/1989.
Between 1989 and 1992, the couple lived in Boston, USA, where they completed their masters courses, perfecting their art with great masters.
Couple in Boston Conservatory, 1989.
Upon returning to Brazil, the couple reestablished themselves in Goiânia, teaching at the Federal University of Goiás and conducting concerts in Brazil. In 1996, they returned to the US for further qualification, now at PhD level at the University of Iowa.
Presentation at the Millennial Pass at the University of Iowa, 1999-2000.
Since the return of the doctorate in 200, the duo was also the subject of training of musicians and researchers at the postgraduate level, first at UFG and later at UNIRIO, where they were transferred in 2006.
Concert at UFG's Escola de Música e Artes Cênicas, 2003.
Back in Brazil, Duo Barrenechea continues to work tirelessly. In 2010, Duo Barrenechea was awarded with the Circuito Prize FUNARTE of Classical Music, touring 10 Brazilian cities. The Duo toured the USA in 2010 and 2012. In 2012, Duo Barrenechea toured Europe with cellist Hugo Pilger to release the triple CD "The Music for Flute by Francisco Mignone". In 2016, Duo Barrenechea performed at the Vienna University of Performing Arts in Austria, at the XXXI International Festival of Flautists in Lima, Peru and at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, USA. In 2017, Duo Barrenechea was invited to perform at the Toronto Latin Flute Festival in Canada.
Lúcia and Sérgio, besides musicians with intense artistic activity, are teachers and researchers working at the Villa-Lobos Institute of UNIRIO, who invest in the training of young musicians in the artistic and academic areas and in projects related to Brazilian music and interpretive practices.
Concert at Internacional Summer Festival in Brasília, January 2007.
The Duo has a special predilection for erudite and popular Brazilian music. His proposal is to explore the vast repertoire for the formation of flute and piano, including first auditions of works by Brazilian composers such as Dawid Korenchendler, Rodrigo Cicchelli, Vittor Santos, Estércio Marquez Cunha, Arthur Verocai, Alexandre Lunsqui, Rafael dos Santos, Fernando Morais, Liduíno Pitombeira, Sérgio Roberto de Oliveira, Marcos Vieira Lucas, Neder Nassaro, José Orlando Alves, among others.
The Duo has released the following products: CD "Duo Barrenechea - Moments in Paris" (2008), Triple CD "The Music for Flute by Francisco Mignone" (2010), DVD "Duo Barrenechea - Brasileiríssimo: Encontros (2015) sheet music "The Music for Flute and Piano by Francisco Mignone" (2016).
Concert to launch the Triple CD "The Flute Music of Francisco Mignone", Sala Vera Janacopulos, 2011.
Formed by the couple Sérgio and Lúcia, the Duo Barrenechea maintains a united chamber music work that respects the solo trajectory of each one. No wonder they are one of the oldest active duos in Rio de Janeiro.
In all these years, the flutist and the pianist have dedicated themselves to a wide and varied repertoire that contemplates the most classic composers, giving more and more space to Brazilian music. With a perfect connection between life and art, the guests of TV Brasil's "Partituras" play works by Francisco Mignone, Radamés Gnattali and Ernesto Nazareth, just to name a few.
Mignone - Passarinho está cantando
The piece 'The little bir is singing', for violin and piano, was composed in 1952. In this work, Mignone combines elements of Brazilian music in a brief description of the title. It is considered that the composer conceived the part of violin with a flutistic language. Maybe that is why the adaptation has been so successful.
Neukomm - L'amoureux
Dante Santoro - Harmonia Selvagem
Read our articles
"Performing the Imagery of Seresta in Francisco Mignone’s 7ª Valsa de Esquina (Corner Waltz No.7) for Piano" Sigridur Malaguti and Sérgio Barrenechea (Per Musi, 2018)
"Inspiratio de Frederico Richter: an interpretation approach according to the parameters of the Historically Informed Performance." Lara Greco and Lúcia Barrenechea (Per Musi, v. 16, 2007)
"The 'choro' as didactic material for teaching the transverse flute" - Larena Franco Araújo and Sérgio Barrenechea (ANPPOM, 2007)
"Musical intertextuality as a phenomenon" Lucas de Paula and Lúcia Barrenechea (Per Musi, v. 8, 2003)
"The woodwind quintet" - Sérgio Barrenechea (Revista Weril, nº 151 e 152, 2004)
Music sheet editions
"Francisco Mignone Music for Flute and Piano" Sérgio Barrenechea, Lúcia Barrenechea and Clayton Vetromilla (Duo Barrenechea, 2016)