The American cellist Jim Bailey and the Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro, two talented musicians formed this unique duo in 2015 in Denver, Colorado, Since then they have performed regularly un the USA and Mexico. Duo Apaixonado displays a wonderful blend of talent presenting their own arrangements and a outstanding cello guitar repertoire in the world and is continually broadening the repertoire of the cello and guitar duets.
In August 2017, the Duo Apaixonado have the privilege of participating with a great success in the renown San Miguel de Allende International Music Festival, -Mexico- formely know as San Miguel International Chamber Music Festival.
Their first CD “Carinhoso” , have been release in 2017, featuring music from the German master Johan Sebastian Bach to the Brazilian master Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Cellist James Bailey grew up in the world of jazz (saxophone) before gravitating to the cello and classical music. He has cello degrees from the University of Colorado (masters) and the University of Kansas (doctorate). He has been both a cello professor and conductor during his years as a classical performer and teacher. Eventually, his love of world music led him to a friendship with guitarist Alfredo Muro – and they formed a duo dedicated to Latin music of several countries. Dr. Bailey was a music producer of classical, jazz, and world music at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado.
Alfredo Muro is an international Peruvian concert guitarist who had the honor of representing Peru and the USA in several International Guitar Festivals in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic as well as Mexico, Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway and in three tours to Taiwan. He has presented concerts in many venues throughout the United States, where he was the featured artist at the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Concert Series in Washington D.C, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and at The Smithsonian Museum.