Performing a mixture of Australian compositions and standard works from the guitar duo repertoire, the Australian Guitar Duo consists of Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover, both respected soloists in their own right. They met and formed as a duo in the year 2000 while studying at the Australian National University School of Music, where they were under the tutelage of renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.
In what will be their only Australian performances in 2014, the Australian Guitar Duo’s November tour will consist of a wide range of works for two guitars, from the Baroque to Contemporary, and will feature compositions and arrangements by Silvius Leopold Weiss, Mauro Giuliani, Maurice Ravel, Ross Edwards, Pixinguinha and Joaquin Rodrigo.
In 2012 the Australian Guitar Duo released its debut CD Songs from the Forest, which was met with such critical acclaim as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), “superb” by Limelight Magazine, and “a fine recording sure to please the most demanding listeners” by Minor 7th. Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America, praised the recording by describing the duo as “technical masters who also possess beautiful tone, and a wonderfully refined collective musical sense.”
Tickets available at the door: $25 adult, $15 conc, $5 RCM student.