Kemal Belevi's music is steeped in the colours and atmosphere of the eastern Mediterranean, and his aim is 'to create beautiful music' based on melodies and rhythms that have been absorbed from the folk music fo Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.
Belevi's own arrangements of works such as the evocative Suite Chypre and the richly varied Cyprian Rhapsodies have significantly extended the repertoire for two guitars.
Classical Guitar Magazine chose the Guitar Duos as one of its 10 Favorite Albums of 2020.
"Belevi’s arrangements here sound perfect on two guitars! ... it’s a glorious amalgam: full of joyful, intoxicating rhythms, catchy melodies and riffs, and enough moments of delicate beauty to allow for introspection and reflection" – Classical Guitar Magazine
"Though refined and classical in style, moments of light, airy tremolo and rhythmic drumming on the guitar give the sense of a Mediterranean tradition that has parallels as far west as the Iberian peninsula." – Songlines
Browse our collection of works by Kemal Belevi for two guitars here.