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The Preiss Kalonaris Duo


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Preiss Kalonaris are an exciting Latin acoustic guitar duo performing a diverse selection of styles including bossa nova, samba and choro as well as classical Spanish pieces, rhumba, Argentinian tango and Cuban bolero.

The duo are in healthy demand for events of all descriptions, from weddings to garden parties, either as background music or a live show. Recent performances of note have included events for Vitali Music in Penha Longa, Sintra, Portugal, and LCH for Upstage LiveCom.

This duo are very, very good! They are a personable, entertaining group with excellent technical skills! Challinor, Private Dinner, Suffolk

Corporate clients of the duo include: Legal Week magazine, BT, KPMG, BBC Worldwide, BNP Paribas, Swan Hellenic cruises and the Brazilian Embassy as well as major Latin and folk festivals.

As well as giving frequent solo and duo concerts and recitals under various names, members of the act also perform in Brazilian samba/choro Brazil Connection.

Some of the duo’s other recent projects have included recording on Aled Jones’s last album and playing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the live performances of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack at the Royal Albert Hall.

Other activities have included playing at Birmingham Town Hall in Pierre Boulez’ surrealist masterpiece “Le Marteau Sans Maitre”, writing arrangements for Michael Ball’s appearance at Hampton Court Festival and playing in the West End in the new Gypsy Kings-composed musical “Zorro”.

Performance info

Line-up 2 acoustic guitars
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Bossa Nova, Samba and Choro

Vinte Anos
Garota da Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema)
Este Seu Olhar
Doce de Coco
Tico Tico
Conversa de Botequim
Lamentos do Morro
Mas Que Nada
Samba de Orfeu
Uma Valsa
...and many more.

Jazz & Popular

La Fiesta
La Vie En Rose
Djobi Djoba (Gypsy Kings)
Armando’s Rhumba
Shadow Of Your Smile
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez (extract)
Pelagia's Song from Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Chi Mai
Theme from Third Man
That's Amore
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Night and Day
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
O Mio Bambino Caro
Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)
Here, There & Everywhere (Beatles)
Say A Little Prayer (Aretha)
Over The Rainbow
...and many more

Spanish Classical & Rhumba

A Mi Manera
Djobi, Djoba
Rio Ancho
Entre Dos Aguas
Tango (Albeniz)
Ronda del Alto Aragon
...and many more

Argentinian Tango

Por Una Cabeza
El Choclo
Vinte Anos
...and many more

Cuban Bolero

Amor de Loca Juventud
Y Tu Que Has Hecho
Dos Gardenias
Amor de Loca Juventud
Veinte Anos
Y Tu Que Has Hecho
...and many more


Addio a Napoli
O Sole Mio
Godfather theme
Speak Softly Love (Love theme from “The Godfather”)
Funiculi Funicula
...and many more

Portuguese Fado

Lisboa Antiga*
…and many more

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Very satisfied....entertainment was excellent!”

Viv, Corporate Event in London, June 2019

“The duo were absolutely fantastic and really tied our wedding reception together. Musically, they are masters of their art and we had many compliments from our guests about the quality of their play style and setlist. They were also really helpful with the technical stuff and making sure our mic worked for the speeches, as well as ensuring there was interval music playing when appropriate.”

James & Kate, Wedding, July 2018

“Firstly - the efficient way in which your Company dealt with our enquiry and subsequent booking was very good indeed and made for a relaxed transaction. Jonathan was very amenable and generally helpful. Very friendly as well. We had no dealings with his associate and so can't comment. They played the sort of music we had suggested and seemed flexible with regard our times and needs. We were glad that they were able to perform.”

Izzy, Civil Partnership in London, March 2017

“All three acts were flawless and the comments we have had about Preiss Kalonaris and the band have been fantastic. We got them in our group photo shot 'cause he felt so much part of the day! And there are lots of photos of the band joining in with us at the end on the dance floor - seemed like they they had fun!”

Carmelina, Wedding in Yorkshire, November 2016

“This duo are very, very good! They are a personable, entertaining group with excellent technical skills. They played to the brief, were attentive to and engaged with the audience and took requests. They arrived on time and played a little over their agreed timing. We would certainly book this duo again!!”

Challinor, Private Dinner in Suffolk, August 2016

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