Mário Laginha and Pedro Burmester have long been promoting encounters between their different musical styles. This complicity was documented in 1994 in the album “Duetos”, and since then, they have played together regularly, performing concerts. Onstage they present us with an act of sharing, showing a great complicity and joy of playing together.
Mário João Laginha dos Santos (b. 1960, Lisbon, Portugal), piano player and composer, is one of the most creative contemporary Portuguese jazz musicians. He is mostly recognized for his recurrent collaborations with fellow Portuguese jazz singer Maria João, with whom he recorded over a dozen discs and toured Portugal and Europe several times. Other famed collaboration work includes four-handed piano sessions with Bernardo Sassetti and Pedro Burmester.
Pedro Burmester (b. 1963, Porto, Portugal), started his concert activity at 10 years old and since then has held overseveral concerts, a solo, with orchestra and in co-operation with various chamber music ensembles in Portugal and abroad, and he has collaborated with renowned conductors, as Manuel Ivo Cruz, Miguel Graça Moura, Alvaro Cassuto, Omri Hadar, Gabriel Chmura, Muhai Tang, Lothar Zagrosek, Michael Zilma, Frans Brüggen and Georg Solti.