The Venezuelan cellist Cecilia Palma and the Colombian guitarist Edwin Guevara formed the Dúo Villa-Lobos in 2003 while at the Liceu Conservatory of Music in Barcelona. They have performed concerts in Europe and the United States and specialise in original music for guitar and cello duo.
In 2017 they gave the world première performance and were the dedicatees of Gran Concierto Sinfónico, ‘La Madre Monte’, Op. 198 by Jaime Zenamon, with the University Philharmonia Orchestra at the Hill Auditorium in Michigan. They have also received the prize for contemporary music at the Arjau Festival.
Cecilia Palma is a member of the cello faculty at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and cellist of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá. Edwin Guevara is a member of the guitar faculty at the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Colombia, and is a Knobloch Strings, Bergmann Editions and Savino Music artist.
Photo: Javier Rey