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Roth Guitar Duo

Roth Guitar Duo

A beautiful and diverse selection of repertoire, played by two of the UK's brightest young stars of the guitar

Craig Ogden

Duo - Instrumental

Instrumentation

  • Sam Rodwell - Classical Guitar
  • Emma Smith - Classical Guitar

Repertoire

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies - Farewell to Stromness

Astor Piazzola - Tango Suite; Lo Que Vendra

Vojislav Ivanovic - Balkan Express

Ferdinando Carulli - Serenade in A, Op.96

Maximo Diego Pujol - Tres piexas de otono

Radames Gnattali - Suite Retratos

Manuel de Falla - Dance of the Miller; Dance of the Corregidor; La Vie Breve

Steve Reich - Nagoya Guitars

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco - Selected movements from 'Les guitares bien temperees'; Sonatina Canonica

J.S. Bach/Alessandro Marcello - Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D Minor

Yvonne Bloor - Homecoming (composed for Roth Guitar Duo); Absent Friend

Toru Takemitsu - Bad Boy

Nigel Westlake - Songs from the Forest

Biography

The Roth Guitar Duo formed through a shared love of chamber music in 2014, whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Their debut album "Canonica" has been extremely well received, being described as "A beautiful and diverse selection of repertoire, played by two of the UK's brightest young stars of the guitar" (Craig Ogden). The duo have played at venues and festivals throughout the U.K. including: St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre, Cardiff Guitar Festival, Nanpantan Festival and Ribfest. The duo have been invited, on many occasions, to perform at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall for concert series such as A Little Bite Music, Dig the City Festival, Craig Ogden's Big Guitar Weekend and Bridgewater Introducing, which gives up and coming artists the opportunity to perform at the prestigious venue. The duo were recently awarded Second Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition. Sam and Emma always strive to create interesting and varied programmes of interest to any music lover, ranging from Renaissance to newly commissioned and unpublished works.

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