Guitar Notes - Classical Guitar Duo

These two exciting young guitarists in the UK met and formed the duo during their undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Their repertoire is wide-ranging, including music from the renaissance to the present day and covering a broad range of styles. Since December 2009, the duo have been members of the Live Music Now! scheme.

Guitarist 1 studied at the prestigious Chetham's School of Music and was then awarded a major entrance scholarship to the RNCM. He is currently in his final undergraduate year studying with Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. Born in Southport, England in 1989, he started his musical life studying percussion and singing but at the age of 10 became inspired by the guitar. He plays a 7 string guitar by the English luthier Stephen Hill.

Guitarist 2 was born in Ashford, Kent, and is a postgraduate student at the Royal Northern College of Music where she also studies with Craig Ogden and Gordon Crosskey. Prior to her studies at the RNCM, she attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music studying with Michael Lewin. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician at venues around the UK and in France. She plays a 2007 Greg Smallman guitar.

 

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Guitar Notes - Classical Guitar Duo Repertoire

Classical/Renaissance/Baroque

  • Drury's Accords - Anon
  • My Lord Willoughby - Dowland
  • French Suite No. 5 - Bach
  • French Suite No. 6 - Bach
  • Six Duets Op. 34 - Carulli
  • Serenade - Mozart
  • Various arrangements - Mozart
  • Nocturne - Giuliani
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Minuet -  Boccherini

Spanish

  • Cataluna - Albeniz
  • Cordoba - Albeniz
  • La Vida Breve - de Falla
  • Danza del Molinero - de Falla
  • Danza del Corregidor - de Falla
  • Intermedio - Granados
  • Oriental - Granados
  • Fandango - Soler

20th Century

  • Jongo - Bellinati
  • Swifts - Bickerton
  • Arabesque No. 1- Debussy
  • Cavatina - Myers
  • Tango Suite - Piazzolla
  • Suite Francaise - Poulenc
  • Tonadilla - Rodrigo
  • Gymnopedie 1- Satie
  • Songs from the Forest - Westlake

Popular

  • Londonderry Air
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Blue Moon
  • Girl from Ipanema
  • Hallelujah -  Leonard Cohen
  • Several Beatles and Oasis Arrangements


Other arrangements can be arranged if requested in advance

 

Guitar Notes - Classical Guitar Duo Feedback

"We were delighted with the duo who played at our wedding on 20th July. The music really added to the day and made the ceremony feel very personal. We received many compliments from our guests who were extremely impressed!  
They were everything we hoped for and more - they were polite, punctual, smartly dressed, friendly and professional. They were extremely talented and had read our requests and planned a beautiful set for us, which included some (of the groom's) unique requests i.e. Jurassic park. 
The booking process was extremely easy and we would not hesitate to use your service again or recommend it to others. Overall, they were fantastic and we had a wonderful day. Thank you!" Mary and Richard Owen July 2013