The duet formed by the flutist Luis Meireles and the pianist Maria José Souza Guedes has been in permanent musical activity since its debut in 1996.
They have been guest at well-known European Summer Festivals, such as Emilia Romagna, Genova and San Giovanni Rotondo (Italy), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Novi Sad (Serbia), Ost/West Musikfest and Steirisches Kammermusik (Austria), Alguero (Sardinia), Ohrid and Bitola (Macedonia), Grieg in Bergen (Norway), Granada, Girona and Clasicos en Verano (Spain), Aix-en-Provence, Floraisons Musicales and Nancyphonies (France), Limburg (Belgium), Sandomierz and Busko-Zdroj (Poland) and Policka (Czech Republic).
In February 2009 they gave the national première of Fernando C. Lapa’s double concerto for flute, piano and string orchestra, with the Oporto National Orchestra under the conducting of Andrew Grams, at Constantino Nery Theatre (Matosinhos).
Their latest CD “Late Romantic” containing works by Widor, Pierné and R. Strauss was released in Decembre 2008, by Harmos Records and it got wonderful reviews in some flute magazines, such as Pan (England), Fluit (Holland), Flöte Aktuell (Germany) and Flauta y Musica (Spain) and also won them further international invitations.
This Duet gave over 150 concerts in 21 different european countries – Portugal (including Azores and Madera), Spain (including Gran Canaria), Sweden, Poland, Romania, France, Italy (including Sardinia and Sicily), Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Greece, Russia (including Siberia), Slovenia, Serbia and Norway, with great success.
Beyond “Late Romantic”, the Meireles/Souza Guedes duet recorded another 3 CDs, including masterpieces by Schubert, César Franck, Poulenc, Beethoven, Donizetti, Reinecke, Enesco, Franck Martin, Fauré and Prokofiev. This CDs won very good reviews and were broadcasted by different Radios in several countries.
They also recorded for the Portuguese National Radio Broadcast, (RDP and RTP), for the Macedonian Television (Greece), for the Bartók Radio Broadcast (Budapest), Khanty-Mansiisk Television (Siberia), Slovenian National Radio and Novi Sad National Radio.
As a Duet, they heard the musical advise of famous artists such as Sequeira Costa, Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Aurèle Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Istvan Matuz, Jean Ferrandis and Maxence Larrieu, among others.
Luis Meireles and Maria José Souza Guedes are both teachers at the Oporto Music Conservatoire
Student tickets must be purchased in person or by phone 541-552-6348.