Lucas Franco Jordan. Performing with great passion in traditional musical settings, with contemporary music playing an equally important role in his career. He created and been part of projects that aim to reconnect music with society and collaborate with theatre, dance: “Wenn heute sich mit gestern vermischt”, supporting musician in the premiere of World Filling Light at Wigmore Hall, and recently a performance in the “Resolution Dance Festival” at The Place in London. As a composer he was prize-winner at the Camerata Zürich young composers competition and has had his music commissioned and performed throughout Europe.
Lucas Jordan recently graduated at the Royal Academy of Music under tuition of renowned flutists William Bennett, Patricia Morris, Samuel Coles, and Emily Beynon, succeeding his studies at University of Arts Zurich with flutist Matthias Ziegler and composer Isabel Mundry.
Fabricio Mattos is the creator and artistic director of WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections, and performs regularly worldwide as a soloist and in varied chamber music settings. He is a musician very much in demand sharing his time between performing, teaching, and collaborating with composers and other artists. Apart from regularly touring around the world, recently Mattos featured in important performance projects such as LSO’s Soundhub (St. Luke’s), British Museum’s 'Pompeii' exhibition, 'The Colours of Eden' with singer Georgia Knower, and Maternik Foundation’s premieres of operas for children.
Fabricio Mattos has completed with Distinction the Masters of Music - Performance & Research programme at the Royal Academy of Music, London, under instrumental tuition of Michael Lewin, David Russell, Fabio Zanon, and Julian Bream, and researching gestural processes in music performance under guidance of Sarah Callis and Neil Heyde.
Together, Lucas Jordan and Fabricio Mattos have founded, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, the creative enterprise d#Gents, which combines music performance in traditional settings to bringing back to life performance in more intimate ones, by combining intense research to a closer contact with audiences and performance spaces.
Recent projects included curating and performances of 'The Music of Brazil' concerts at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK); performances with Audrey Ardern-Jones (nurse and poet) as part of the Poetry and Music Ensemble in venues such as St. Martin in the Fields and Royal Overseas League (London, UK); regular 'concert hall' and 'living room' concerts in the UK, Brazil, Italy, and Switzerland.