was born when pianist Diego Munhoz moved to Paris in 2010 and met Renata Bittencourt, a fellow Brazilian. The two pianists immediately bonded over a shared passion for four-hands piano music, and this strong friendship became the driving force of their duo and their music. Why Aurora? The two friends are fascinated by the phenomenon of aurora borealis and their dream is to one day witness and contemplate this beauty of nature.
“To unite, one must be two; and this can be done only on the condition that each one keeps their entire personality.” This thought by Henri Lacordaire can apply very well to a piano duo. This is not surprising; the musical personality of each of the two pianists intertwines in such a way that when they perform, their respective performances become richer, mingle and thus shape the identity of the duo. In between past, present and future, combining Brazil and France, with one keyboard and two pianos, the playing of Duo Aurore is characterized by rhythmic dynamism and a symbiotic dialogue. The two young Brazilian pianists lead their audience to explore reality and fantasy alike.