The Alexander-Soares Duo

James Alexander, violin
Luciana Soares, piano

FEMUSC (medium)The Alexander-Soares violin and piano duo was formed in 2005 and has since then performed in several venues including the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, D.C.; the Sala Cecília Meireles, the Theatro José de Alencar; the Landeskonservatorium in Austria, and the University of Chichester in England and in various venues in the United States.

The duo has performed and taught in Brazil as featured artists of the Chamber Music Festival Centro Sul e Vale do Salgado, the 32nd Curso Internacional de Verão de Brasilia, the Campina International Music Festival, and the prestigious International Festival of Santa Catarina (FEMUSC). Recent engagements have also included performances and masterclasses in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Natal, Recife, Florianopolis, Porto Alegre, and  João Pessoa, where they were noted for giving “a brilliant performance, marked by technical refinement, sense of ensemble, and sophisticated interpretation” (O Norte, João Pessoa, Brazil).

The duo’s debut recording is available on the Centaur Records label, featuring the five sonatas for violin and piano by composer Liduino Pitombeira.