Brazilian brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad are world-renowned guitarists who have revolutionized the guitar as an instrument. They have played a major role in creating new music for two guitars and have inspired a wide range of composers to write for them, including Astor Piazzolla and Terry Riley. They have performed extensively with many renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Fernando Suarez Paz, and Gidon Kremer. The Assads have won numerous awards, including a Latin Grammy for their recording of Astor Piazzolla's music. Their repertoire includes original music by Sérgio Assad, as well as re-workings of folk and jazz music, Latin music, and classical music. The brothers have collaborated with various orchestras worldwide and are recognized as prolific recording artists.