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Brazilian Guitar Quartet wins Best Classical Album in the 12th Annual Latin Grammy® Awards

November 14, 2011

by Kelly Rach

12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Classical Album is first for Delos label and ensemble

Naxos congratulates the Brazilian Guitar Quartet and the Delos label for taking home the Best Classical Album Award for its Brazilian Guitar Quartet Plays Villa-Lobos record at the 2011 Latin GRAMMY® awards. The Quartet (Everton Gloeden, Gustavo Costa, Tadeu do Amaral, and Luiz Mantovani) acted as artist and producer on the winning recording, which marks the first ever Latin GRAMMY® victory for the BGQ and the Delos label.

“It is wonderful to have this recognition for the BGQ, whose status in Brazil is iconic, both for their consummate arrangements and their dazzling performances. This is BQG’s fifth recording with Delos and we consider each to be a masterpiece,” said Carol Rosenberger, Delos Music General Director.

Praised by the Washington Post for their “seductive beauty” and “virtuosic gusto,” the Brazilian Guitar Quartet has established itself as one of world’s leading guitar ensembles. The group’s unique combination of regular six-string and extended-range eight-string guitars allows for the exploration of an original and unusual repertoire. In more than a decade of activity, the BGQ has performed more than 250 concerts in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, often receiving ecstatic audience responses, garnering rave reviews, and meeting sold-out halls.

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY® Award winners were announced on November 10, 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Called “The Great American Label,” Delos was formed in 1973 to give outstanding American artists and composers an international platform. Delos’s many awards and honors include the 2001 GRAMMY® for Sound Engineering. This project, the artists, composers, and all involved embody the very essence of Delos.

See a video clip of the award-winning album:

Brazilian Guitar Quartet Discography

Heitor Villa-Lobos Biography & Discography

Delos catalogue on


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