Tali Guitar Duo plays different styles, from classical to popular music. Let us create the perfect atmosphere for your event.
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Tali Guitar Duo is comprised of Fernanda Pereira and Courtney James. They met in 2013 at the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society and since then they have been playing together in different ensembles.
The Duo started in 2017 aiming to reach beyond the traditional repertory for classical guitar. They can perform a variety of styles and are able to make arrangements of pieces upon request.
Fernanda and Courtney have a solid background in classical guitar and have performed in many venues. They also have experience in popular music, including rock, country, jazz, blues, and Brazilian genres such as choro and samba.
Fernanda has a B.A. in classical guitar from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and a Masters degree in History of Music from SUNY - Stony Brook. She is taking professional development classical guitar lessons with Kirk Hanser and has taken Brazilian popular music lessons with Marco Pereira, Cristovão Bastos and Jayme Vignolli. Fernanda has performed as a soloist and with different ensembles in several Brazilian cities, New York and St. Louis.
Courtney holds a BME, Music Education from Shepherd University - Shepherdstown (WV). He has taken professional development classical guitar lesson with Kirk Hanser and Pablo Cohen. He also took professional development violin lessons with Bill Hurley. Courtney has performed traditional and other music as a soloist and duets with flute in weddings and other events in Maryland, Virginia and New York. He has also played with the St Louis Guitar Society Orchestra in many venues. For about one year he played every week at Potbelly Sandwich Works, performing selected classical repertoire and singer/songwriter tunes.
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