Saturday October 15, 2022
Knox Presbyterian Church (3704 37th St SW)
“Modern guitar music at its most powerful, extending form and substance of the guitar to give the listener an almost orchestral experience.”
~ Kirk Albrecht
ChromaDuo is building a unique repertoire of some of today’s most compelling music for two guitars. Through a commitment to commissioning, recording and performing the works of ground-breaking composers, ChromaDuo has established itself as one of the leading guitar duos in North America.
Forging relationships with composers such as luminary Roland Dyens, irreverent British powerhouse Stephen Goss, and brilliant Christopher William Pierce, resulted in their first CD Hidden Waters. Garrett Schumann of Sequenza21.com called it, “one giant, convivial, through-composed exploration of the guitar’s expressive range... [T]he restraint of the performance makes you want to lean in closer to hear the expression on every note.” A love for French Impressionist masters inspired their second recording featuring the duo’s own arrangements of piano and orchestral works of Debussy and Ravel. Classical Guitar described it as "a revelation, and a superior achievement." This is Classical Guitar raved, “Their sound is so perfectly blended that I can’t imagine hearing a better ensemble.” Minor7th’s reviewers dubbed it “genius.”
ChromaDuo’s upcoming and recent projects include premiering and recording dedicated works from dynamic Canadian guitarist and composer Dale Kavanagh, Brazilian gem Sergio Assad and legendary Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer.
In demand as performers, pedagogues, and adjudicators, they have been guest artists at festivals such as the Guitar Foundation of America, Boston’s Festival 21, the Hamilton International Guitar Festival and Competition, and the International Festival of Guitar Culiacan, Mexico. ChromaDuo has performed in England, across their native Canada and throughout the United States.