Puerta-Vázquez Duo

José Luis Puerta – Alfredo Vázquez

Embodied by José Luis Puerta and Alfredo Vázquez,  the duo was formed in 2020 after a decade of collaborating, and performing together in different ensemble settings, such as guitar orchestras and quartets. They have collaborated in the premieres of pieces by renowned composers such as Sergio Assad, Stephen Goss, Brad Richter, and Edwin Gueverra. Having both graduated from the University of Arizona, they were able to study individually under the tutelage of  Sergio and Odair Assad. Which provided them with a unique understanding and appreciation of the guitar ensemble. The Puerta- Vazquez Duo bring artistry and mastery into the stage by merging their academic training and artistry to bring forward an extraordinary interpretation.  The duo keeps an active performance schedule throughout the southwest United States and Latin America.

In Spring 2022 They release their debut album Appunti under the Record Label Contrastes Records. The album is focused on guitar duos by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Music by Mario Castelnuovo- Tedesco

The debut CD Of the Puerta-Vázquez Duo is a monographic work of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The album, released by Contrastes Records in Seville, Spain includes pieces that were dedicated or made famous by Duo Presti Lagoya, Sonatina Canonica, and Fuga Elegiaca. The latter one was dedicated to them posthumously. The album also presents a unique interpretation of Appunti Op. 210. A setting for two guitars by the late David Grimes, who made this with Tedesco’s permission.

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