The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet and Clarice Assad have known each other for many years, having struck an immediate affinity when they first met, and have long held the ambition to collaborate together on a substantial project. In 2009 the quartet commissioned Clarice to write a piece for their debut recording with Chandos Records, ‘Spirit of Brazil’, and the outcome – ‘Danças Nativas’ – earned her a Latin Grammy nomination. They have now joined forces as performers to present a truly eclectic programme of music close to all their hearts. The result is genre-defying music full of rhythm, energy, humour and emotion.

Please also scroll down for quartet videos.

Manhã de Carnaval

Luiz Bonfá, arr. Vasilis Bessas

Blackbird

Lennon–McCartney, arr. Clarice Assad

A Mi Pueblo

Ismael Ledesma, arr. Mike Baker

Chandos CD ‘Aspects’ promotional video – part II

Chandos CD ‘Aspects’ promotional video – part I

De Usuahia a la Quiaca (from Motorcycle Diaries) by Gustavo Santaolalla , arr. Vasilis Bessas

Elegy for Four Guitars by John Brunning


‘Grand Solo” from the AGQ’s 4th Chandos Records CD – ‘Cuatro‘. Recorded Live for the XVIth International Gliwice Guitar Festival in Poland, 30th November 2014

”Minor Swing’ from the AGQ’s 3rd Chandos Records CD – ‘Final Cut‘. Recorded Live for the XVIth International Gliwice Guitar Festival in Poland, 30th November 2014

‘La Vega’ from the AGQ’s 4th Chandos Records CD – ‘Cuatro‘. Recorded Live for the XVIth International Gliwice Guitar Festival in Poland, 30th November 2014

Quiccan by Andrew York

The Swan LK 243 by Catriona McKay, arr. Mike Baker