"This is fine guitar music; no, this is fine music, period." ~ Kirk Albrecht (www.minor7th.com)
“Modern guitar music at its most powerful...” –Kirk Albrecht
Whether the work of groundbreaking contemporary composers, gorgeous instrumental music rarely heard on guitars, or the genius of J.S. Bach, ChromaDuo is vigorously commissioning, arranging, and performing some of today’s most exhilarating music.
“These are uncommonly beautiful works, highly inventive and personal,” says Kenneth Keaton (American Record Guide). “ChromaDuo...is simply exquisite. Their sounds are perfectly balanced, yet individual, and each has a ravishing tone with lots of range. Ensemble is perfection, even in the freest passages; and their interpretations of these pieces are convincing, even compelling. This is some of the most purely beautiful playing I’ve heard in a while.” Germany’s Fidelity agrees: “The playing of ChromaDuo is extremely subtle and sophisticated, the communication nothing less than perfect.”
Their first recording, Hidden Waters, featuring five world-premieres by Roland Dyens, Stephen Goss, and Christopher William Pierce, was re-released by Naxos Records in 2012. Garrett Schumann of Sequenza21.com called it, “one giant, convivial, through-composed exploration of the guitar’s expressive range... [T]he restraint of the performance makes you want to lean in closer to hear the expression on every note.” Minor 7th described it
as “modern guitar music at its most powerful, extending form and substance of the guitar to give the listener an almost orchestral experience,” and Jean-Baptiste Collinet raved, "Simply put, everything I heard blew my mind." The CD is also recommended in
Enrique Robichaud’s book, The Guitar’s TOP 100.
Their second album with Naxos, music of French Impressionist masters Debussy and Ravel is available now.