Professional ensembles led by composer-guitarist-educator Richard Boukas represent the rich diversity of Brazilian music, featuring both contemporary and historical eras– from the exciting Brazilian Jazz of QUARTETO MODERNO and TRIO BRASILEIRO to the cutting-edge DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO with clarinetist LOUIS ARQUES.
Visit each ensemble's official page for live video, recordings and bios by clicking on the ensemble photo or the hypertext above.
For ACADEMIC PRESENTERS, educational workshops, lectures and artist residencies are available for all ensembles.
Below are select testimonials from recent presenters.
To discuss a future booking, CONTACT RICHARD BOUKAS.
Featuring acclaimed Boukas compositions, gems from the Brazilian Songbook and virtuoso Choro Classics.
"QUARTETO MODERNO presented a phenomenal performance at the Budarz Theater and was one of the best that we've ever had– filled with enthusiastic music lovers of all ages and thrilled with the quality of the performance and music. It was an absolute pleasure working with Richard Boukas, one of the finest guitarists and composers I have ever heard. I look forward to having Quarteto Moderno back at OPL."
Programming & Events Coordinator
Ossining Public Library
"We acknowledge and greatly appreciate all the wonderful musical programs that your ensembles have presented at Queens Library over the years for our New Americans Program. They have all been very well-received and we look forward to future performances."
New Americans Program
Queens Public Library
"It was a great pleasure to host Quarteto Moderno as part of Rudin Management’s Summer Concert Series in NYC. The talent of the musicians is extraordinary, complimented by the expert dedication of composer/guitarist, Richard Boukas. Our audience thoroughly enjoyed their contemporary Brazilian music and I look forward to working with Richard and Quarteto Moderno for many years to come!
Special Events Coordinator
Rudin Management Company, Inc.
New York, NY
"QUARTETO MODERNO was one of the finest performances ever at Greenburgh Public Library. The musicianship was brilliant and the selection of pieces by contemporary Brazilian composers was exceptional. Richard Boukas is a world class guitarist who shares his knowledge as easily with the audience as he shares his joy in the music."
Greenburgh Public Library
" DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO gave a fantastic concert here, THE BRAZILIAN SONGBOOK. The joy they took in performing was palpable. It was also very informative and educational– speaking eloquently about the different Brazilian composers and musical styles. We had very positive feedback from the patrons, and I would highly recommend this ensemble."
Director of Adult Programming
Bethpage Public Library, Long Island
"The BRAZILIAN CHORO CLASSICS concert by DIÁLOGOS BRAZILIAN DUO at the Freeport Memorial Library was absolutely exciting! Your performance was top quality and the rich melodic and spontaneous rhythmic sounds are a testimony to your great love of Brazilian music!. Your exceptional performance makes a Sunday afternoon at the library a pleasure. Thank You!"
Freeport Memorial Library, Long Island