Sergio Assad

"Duo partnerships are very common in the music world where  you can see

a vast predominance of the piano in connection with instruments such as the violin,

the flute, the cello, the clarinet and others. I always thought that the guitar, due to its

harmonic nature, had a good chance in building a chamber repertoire if it established

good connections with these other instruments as well. 

For that to happen all what was needed was to have good professional players teaming up

with the specific goal of creating a repertoire for themselves.

The Duo Villa Lobos formed by Cecilia Palma and Edwin Guevara teamed up on 2003 as 

a cello & guitar duo partnership and have gained worldwide recognition. The presence of 

such a duo in the music scene is by itself a great contribution to the world of chamber music

once they inspire the motivation of composers to create new works for their specific combination.

The cello & guitar combo is not a new thing but the duos that were formed in the past were

occasional. The Duo Villa Lobos is a steady partnership, existing now, with the high quality

that is necessary to set motion to its own history. They are active performers, they are new

music promoters and they are starting a recording catalogue.  

With their endurance the Duo Villa Lobos is already a reference to other Duos of the same 

nature around the globe."

Sir Graham Wade

"The Duo Villa-Lobos are a brilliant and inventive ensemble combining technical perfection with profound musical insight. Their natural territory is contemporary music to which they bring an inspired freshness of interpretative insight as well as a remarkably integrated quality of sound between cello and guitar. Their spiritual intimacy is extraordinary and very moving, the bowed strings fusing with plucked strings in a musical exploration of great sensitivity. The range of tonal colour they achieve is aesthetically very satisfying. They offer a unique experience both virtuosic and artistic"   GRAHAM WADE 

Jaime Minterbaum Zenamon