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Tutunov Piano Series featuring: Maria José Souza Guedes and Luis Meireles

The 11th season of the Tutunov Piano Series will open with flute-piano, husband-wife duo Maria José Souza Guedes and Luis Meireles and will feature a program of sonatas from Bach, Beethoven, Reinecke and Brahms.

The group, founded by the flutist Luis Meireles and pianist Maria José Souza Guedes - has performed around the word since their debut in 1996.

Their 2008 CD “Late Romantic” contains works by Widor, Pierné, and R. Strauss received wonderful reviews across flute magazines, such as Pan (England), Fluit (Holland), Floete Aktuell (Germany) and Flauta y Musica (Spain).The Meireles/Souza Guedes duo has recorded 3 CD's, including masterpieces by Schubert, César Franck, Poulenc, Beethoven, Donizetti, Reinecke, Enesco, Franck Martin, Fauré and Prokofiev. The albums have also garnered positive reviews and were broadcasted on many radio stations across several countries including: 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.

Meireles/ Souza Guedes have performed more than 200 concerts in 26 different countries – Portugal (including Azores and Madera), Spain (including Gran Canaria), Sweden, Poland, Rumania, France, Italy (including Sardinia and Sicily), Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Norway,  Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Macedonia, Greece, Russia (including Siberia), Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, USA (Oregon and North California), Singapore and Cuba.

In 2009, Meireles/ Souza Guedes played Fernando C. Lapa’s double concerto for flute, piano and string orchestra, with the Oporto National Orchestra under the conducting of Andrew Grams. Several well-known Portuguese composers dedicated works to them, that were played as world premieres. As a duo, they have learned from famous artists such as Sequeira Costa, Maria João Pires, Augustin Dumay, Aurèle Nicolet, Patrick Gallois, Istvan Matuz, Jean Ferrandis and Maxence Larrieu, among others.

Maria José Souza Guedes has been a piano teacher at Porto Music Conservatory since 1982 where she has trained many young pianists, whose merit has been recognized in both national and international competitions. A pupil of Ernestina Silva Monteiro and Fernanda Wandschneider, Maria studied in Vienna under the guidance of Professor Hans Graf.

Maria has also performed solo abroad, with orchestras and chamber music concerts at premiere concert halls and renowned festivals. She recorded 7 CD's -  three solo and four in duet with Luís Meireles. Maria has also been a jury member of several international piano competitions including: the IV International Carlo Soliva Music Competition (Italy 1990), the XVII Porto International Piano Competition (2000), the III Maria Cristina Lino Pimentel Competition (Torres Vedras 2003), III International Gnessin Competition, (2003) and the IV International Bitola Inter-Fest Competition in Macedonia (2004).

Tonight's program will include: 

Bach's Sonata BWV1020; Beethoven's - Sonata op.31 no. 2; Reinecke's Sonata op.167 "Undine" and conclude with Brahms' Sonata op.120 no.2. 

The performance will be livestreamed and is available for $20/household online at in person tickets are $25 per person. 


Friday, September 23 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm

SOU Music Recital Hall, 114
450 S Mountain Ave Ashland, OR 97520

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Local Events

Target Audience

Prospective Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Students, Community



$25 general tickets, $20 for seniors;

Oregon Center for the Arts


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