The guitar duo of Cecilia Siqueira and Fernando Lima shared the 1st prize as soloists, in the II International Guitar Competition PRO MUSICA/SESC, in Caxias do Sul (RS – Brazil) and subsequently formed their highly successful duo, and got married!
Since the beginning the duo has received exceptional reviews, having quickly gained national and international prominence and is now considered one of the most important Brazilian chamber groups.
They have recorded two CDs. The first, Lado a Lado (Side by Side), is dedicated to Brazilian music, with their own arrangements of great popular composer's themes, including Cesar Camargo Mariano, Dominguinhos, João Bosco, Gilson Peranzzetta, Sivuca, Hermeto Paschoal, Pixinguinha, Pattapio Silva.
The Duo international career includes concerts in Dublin-Ireland, Saint Petersburg-Russia, Uruguay, Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Belarus, and Russia. Conversa de Músico Program (TV Senado, Brasilia); II International Guitar Meeting (Tatuí-SP); Municipal Theatre of Araraquara (SP); Pedro II Theatre (Ribeirão Preto-SP); Souza Lima Guitar Festival, Judean Culture Centre and São Paulo Arts Museum – MASP (São Paulo-SP); International Festival Abel Carlevaro (Montevideo-Uruguay); Hondarribia Guitar Festival (Hondarribia – Spain); Festival de Guitare de Lausanne (Lausanne- Switzerland); Palazzina Liberty (Milano-Italy); “Ësterhaze” Castel (where Joseph Haydn lived- Fertöd- Hungary); Congresowa Palace (Warsaw-Poland); Festival of World Cultures, Bank of Ireland and National Concert Hall (Dublin-Ireland), Arts Centre Theatre (Minsk-Belarus); International Musical Festival (Kaluga – Russia); and Jazz Festival (Saint Petersburg – Russia).