Australian Guitar Duo
Recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar ensembles, the duos performances have spanned the world, including at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Project Cancion Española in Spain, Festival de Musique Classique in France, String 139 Festival in China, as well as numerous major cities throughout their native Australia.
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 undertaking studies at the Australian National University School of Music, where they studied with renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.
In 2012 the Australian Guitar Duo released its debut CD Songs from the Forest to much critical acclaim. Featuring a mixture of Spanish classics, contemporary Australian works and standards from the guitar duo canon the CD.
What the Press says:
“The Australian Guitar Duo has got it all: perfect synchronisation, beautiful phrasing and tone, and charismatic good looks . . . The whole disc is wonderfully entertaining.” - Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), August 2012
“They are technical masters who also possess beautiful tone at all volume levels, and a wonderfully refined collective musical sense . . . magical use of tone color . . . Very impressive” - Soundboard Magazine, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2, 2012
“Superbly played” - Limelight Magazine, July 2012
“They serve up a tasty mix of contemporary and traditional classic guitar work that is as well conceived and performed as most any duo recording today. They reflect sensitivity, power, and elegance in their playing . . . a fine recording sure to please the most demanding listeners.” - Minor 7th, May 2012