Styles Classical Guitar Duos
Counties Cumbria • Northumberland • Central • Dumfries and Galloway • Fife • Grampian • Highland • Lothian • Orkney • Tayside • Western Isle
This group were formed in 1998 and have already started to make a name for themselves with their own particular approach to the medium of concerted guitars. As an ensemble, they use not only the standard (tenor) guitars but also various combinations of these together with Contrabass, Terz and Requinto instruments.
A substantial part of the programme contains original transcriptions and arrangements, which make use of the various tone colour possibilities presented by blending these different types of guitars. In addition their repertoire is drawn from a variety of sources, not all normally associated with the guitar, and contains substantial but lesser known works not often heard in their original format, eg. Beethoven's Sonatina for piano and mandolin, and also his Sonata in D opus no 6, originally for piano duet.
"We believe our use of original arrangements coupled with a flexible approach to instrumentation allows for a truly varied and entertaining concert."