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Guitar and Cello Duo Midlands ID223

Styles Guitar and Cello

Counties Berkshire • Derbyshire • Gloucestershire • Hereford & Worcestershire • Oxfordshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire • West Midlands

Biography

This is unusual and exciting duo consists of cello and classical guitar and they are available for weddings and functions in the Midlands.

Both graduates of the Birmingham Conservatoire, they perform a wide variety of music including arrangements from the standard repertoire and also more challenging pieces written especially for the combination.

Both performers compose and arrange for the group and have a keen interest in presenting their music to a wide audience in a variety of situations.
The music is drawn from contemporary Brazilian and Spanish cultures as well as from the repertoire of the Renaissance through to Romantic periods. The modern pieces often explore the individual timbre's of the instruments, which when combined, create a captivating and dynamic sound.

Since graduating from the Birmingham Conservatoire one has combined teaching, performing and composing. He works as a teacher for the Birmingham Music Service and performs regularly. He has played in the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra and had session recordings played on BBC television. He also runs his own publishing company, where he writes and publishes guitar tuition books, guitar composition and study material.

The other plays with the London Virtuosi and the City of Canterbury Orchestra. His other chamber ensembles include The Helicon Ensemble and a cello and piano duo. He has studied at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Scuola di Alto Perfezzionamento di Saluzzo. His teachers have included Elizabeth Wilson and Michal Kaznowski.

They play a mixture of light classical, jazz, Spanish, South American and pop standards. Their wide variety of ballads and up tempo pieces are all very melodic, the combination of classical guitar and cello creating a warm, intimate sound.

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

Jazz
The Lady is a Tramp
Summertime - Gershwin
Take Five - Desmond
Lullaby of Birdland - Shearing
Autumn Leaves
Misty - Garner
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Sherwin
Spanish Guitar Blues
Broadway Rose - Fats Waller
Ain't Misbehaving - Rogers
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
Poor Buttermilk - Zez Conferey
Jingles - James P. Johnson

Pop Standards
Beatles
Michelle
And I Love Her
Yesterday
All my Loving
Blackbird
Eleanor Rigby

Other
Best That You Can Do - Arthurís Theme (sung by christopher Cross)
Falling in Love Again - Hollander
Sound of silence Simon and Garfunkel
Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkel
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic theme
Killing Me Softly With His Song
What a Wonderful World (sung by Armstrong)
Angels - Robbie Williams

Light Classical
The Wedding March - Wagner.
Swan Lake Theme - Tchaikovsky
Pachelbel's Canon -
Air on a G string - Bach
Jesu joy of man's desiring - Bach
Canary Jig - trad
Romanza Andaluza Op.22 no.1 - Pablo de Sarasate
Minuett OP 13 no.5
Rondo OP 28 no.4 - Luigi Boccherini
Potpourri - J. J. F. Dotzaur

Spanish and Latin
Cavatina - Myers
Morenito do Brazil - trad
Spanish Romance - Trad
Suite Populaire Espagnole - Josquin Nin
Cordoba - Isaac Albeniz
Siete Canciones Populaires Espanolas
1 El Pano Moruno 2 Asturiana 3 Jota 4 Nana 5 Cancion - Manuel De Falla
Spanish Dance No. 2 Oriental
Spanish Dance No. 5 Analusia - Enrique Granados
Danse Espagnole - Manuel De Falla
Sonata for Cello and Guitar - Redames Gnattali
Pe de Moleque (Samba Choro)
Quebra Queixo (Choro)
Piazza Vittorio (Choro Maxixe) - Celso Machado
Aria (Bachianas Brasileiras no.5) - Villa-Lobos

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