Watch the Junker Twins (10) Play the Brazilian Classic ‘Tico Tico’

You may recall that a few months ago, on Sundays, we posted videos of young guitar prodigies in action. That was a lot of fun to put together. Well, I came across this one a few days ago and was so struck by the poise and talent of these German twins, that I wanted to share it here. Not surprisingly, Lasse and Mattis Junker have been under the tutelage of Stefan Schmidt, who seems to almost single-handedly be creating a new generation of wonderful classical guitarists from his base in Friedberg. Ten years old at the time of the video, which was shot in the spring of 2017, the duo plays Tico Tico by Brazilian composer and musician Zequinha de Abreu (1880–1935). He wrote this famous choro (full title: Tico Tico no Fubá) in 1917. —Blair Jackson