Composer and guitarist Douglas Lora moves with astounding versatility between classical and Brazilian popular music. A member of the Brasil Guitar Duo (with Joao Luiz) for more than fifteen years, and seven-string guitarist of the choro and samba band Caraivana, Douglas has a full touring schedule worldwide. He has collaborated with artists including Paquito d’Rivera, Marco Pereira, Jovino Santos Neto, Ney Rosauro, and Marina Piccinini.
In 2011 he joined his brother, percussionist Alexandre Lora, and mandolin virtuoso, Dudu Maia, to form an ensemble dedicated to Brazilian traditional music, Trio Brasileiro. Their 2017 album Rosa Dos Ventos, in collaboration with clarinet superstar Anat Cohen, garnered them a Grammy Nomination for Best World Music Album. The trio has also long served as core faculty for the popular choro workshop held annually at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA.
Douglas studied composition and classical guitar at Faculdade de Artes Alcantara Machado in Sao Paolo and received a Master’s Degree in Performance from the University of Miami Frost School of Music. With eight recordings and five original film soundtracks to his credit, Lora has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Orquestra Metropolitana of Sao Paolo, and the Orchestra of the Americas.