The emergent duo have teamed up to arrange and perform a major three-movement work by acclaimed Brazilian composer Maurício Carrilho. The work, originally a concerto for orchestra and guitar, is here reimagined as a duo of seven-string guitars. The first movement, Lapa, is a lively choro and ode to the rambunctious nightclub district in Rio de Janeiro. The second movement, Madrugada, is a lush waltz and a nod to the great choro composer Pixinguinha. The third celebrates the southern Brazilian way of life, and is a cracking chamamé, a characteristic dance of the River Plate area (which takes in southern Brazil, Uruguay and northeast Argentina). In the hands of de Vries and Rudd the work takes on a new life. Watch all three movements on YouTube or click here for more info.

Maximillian Rudd has teamed up with Doug de Vries for this latest video. Doug de Vries is a leading exponent of Brazilian music and one of Australia’s most acclaimed guitarists, having played with the likes of Kate Cebrano, James Morrison and Paul Grabowsky, as well as Brazilian giants Yamandu Costa and Hermeto Pascoal. Here the new duo are kept on their toes as they tackle Visitando o Recife by Canhoto da Paraíba, recorded remotely under coronavirus restrictions.