Elis & Catherine's love of dialogue between the traditional and the modern is revealed in their compositions, their choice of repertoire, and their unconventional arranging. Elis & Catherine pay tribute to the great composers and lyricists of Brazil, with touches of North and South American folk music, European dance music and African rhythms, elegantly rendered on bowed, plucked and vocal strings.
German-born Elis sings and plays guitar, and London-born Catherine plays cello. The unique voice of these two versatile musicians arose while exploring their shared passion for Brazilian music, in particular choro and MPB.
Their new album "Um Gosto de Sol" (A Taste of Sun) includes original compositions and music of Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Ernesto Nazareth, Tom Jobim, and Guinga.