NOVA Guitar Duo

Guitarists Nelly von Alven from Germany and Luiz Mantovani from Brazil began to collaborate in 2016, while they were both studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Inspired by the possibilities allowed by the unusual combination of the 6 and the 8-string guitar, also known as “Brahms-guitar”, the NOVA Guitar Duo explores both the extensive repertoire for guitar duo and their own transcriptions and arrangements of music originally written for other instruments and ensembles. The duo has appeared often in London, including a recital in the London Guitar Festival, at Kings Place. Highlights of the current season include the UK premiere of Germaine Tailleferre’s Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra, as well as appearances at Wigmore Hall and the Buxton Festival.

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