Brazilian Instrumental Music
Luísa Mitre (piano) and Natália Mitre (vibraphone and percussion)
With a unique musical affinity, the sisters Luisa Mitre (piano) and Natália Mitre (vibraphone and percussion) are receiving high praise in the Brazilian musical scene, with performances full of musicality and technique.
The Mitre sisters present a varied repertoire, ranging from the great names of Brazilian instrumental music to their own unique compositions.
Luísa Mitre is a pianist, composer and arranger. She has in her piano an accurate sound that balances the technical refinement of concert music and the balance of Brazilian popular music, typical features in her musical projects.
As a pianist and composer, she has received awards such as: 18th BDMG Instrumental Award - 2018, MIMO Instrumental Award - 2018, Revelation Award at FIPS - International Piano Solo Festival - 2018 and 1st OSMG Young Soloists Competition - 2010.
In 2018, she released Oferenda (Savassi Festival Records), winner of the Marco Antônio Araújo Award 2019 for best authorial instrumental album of Minas Gerais.
Her musical background includes a Bachelor's degree in Piano, Popular Music and a Master's degree in Musical Performance from UFMG (Minas Gerais Federal University), where she has been developing constant research on the language of Brazilian popular music on her instrument.
Natalia Mitre is a music graduate from UFMG playing percussion and has a master's degree from the same university. As a drummer and percussionist, she's versatile performing actively from popular music to the concert music.
Since 2017, she has been researching on the performance of Brazilian popular music on the vibraphone. As a vibraphonist, she plays a part of several important groups in Minas Gerais, such as Semreceita, Luísa Mitre Quinteto, Davi Fonsceca Sexteto, Artur Andrés Ensemble. She also plays as a duo with Luísa Mitre (Duo Mitre) and with the guitarist PC Guimarães (Duo Foz)
She is a member of the berimbaus sextet Arcomusical Brasil (founded by Gregory Bayer), with which she held concerts and workshops at the 1st and 2nd Bow Music Conference (2016 and 2018), in Durban (South Africa). With the UFMG’s Percussion Group, she performed at the PASIC 2014 international percussion conference in Indianapolis (USA).
“Seiva” is the Duo's first authorial instrumental album and features special guests such as the musicians Anat Cohen, Carol Panesi, Joana Queiroz e Léa Freire.
It was released in October 2021 on Savassi Festival Records and is available in all digital platforms.
In 2022, "Seiva" was the winner of II Prêmio da Música Mineira for best instrumental album of Minas Gerais.