ChromaDuo has commissioned works from the incomparable Parisian Roland Dyens, irreverent British powerhouse Stephen Goss, genre-bending New Yorker Ben Verdery, and emerging major American talents Christopher William Pierce and Judah Adashi. Alongside these creations, their unique concert programs feature standout works from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and they continue to seek out pioneering new voices to enrich the repertoire.

Highlights of their debut concert season in 2009 include performances at new music festivals and guitar societies across the United States and Canada; from Boston to Seattle, Toronto to Vancouver. This season they will expand their reach, premiering Niterói, Roland Dyens’ sparkling new tour de force, at the Guildford International Music Festival in England, before returning to North America for a number of follow-up performances.

Critics have called Rob MacDonald a “Canadian guitar visionary,” (Minor 7th Magazine) and Tracy Anne Smith, “One hell of a guitarist - and more importantly a top-class musician.” (Festival 21 Blog). Together they combine forces to create their debut recording, to be released in March 2011, featuring five world-premieres of works by Dyens, Goss, and Pierce.

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audio samples

The Raw and Cooked by Stephen Goss
Excerpt from "Tango"
Adagio and Fugue by
Christopher William Pierce
Excerpt 1 from "Adagio"
Excerpt 2 from "Adagio"
Excerpt 1 from "Fugue"
Excerpt 2 from "Fugue"