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Kupinski Duo

Kupinski Duo

Dallas: Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30p
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Fort Worth: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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The Kupiński Guitar Duo is the peerless example of artistic talent in the world of classical music and one of Europe’s most renowned guitar duos. Acclaimed by both the public and critics alike as two musicians with a brilliant technique, passion, quality of sound and infinite elegance.

In addition to the numerous solo achievements, after graduating the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and Hochschule für Musik in Weimar (guitar class of prof. Thomas Müller-Pering), Ewa and Dariusz decided to establish the guitar duo, bringing to their performances a masterful sense of ensemble and charming personal chemistry. They have been honoured multiple times with prestigious awards and scholarships for artistic achievements, such as "Young Poland" Scholarship, the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and DAAD. They have played recitals in Europe (e.g. Poland, England, Germany, France, Switzerland), USA (e.g. Washington, Houston, San Jose, Oklahoma City, Louisville, Los Angeles, Miami), Mexico, China and Japan. As a part of their passion for education, they have been invited to give Master Classes in Europe, Asia and USA. Ewa holds the Habilitation degree in guitar performance and is currently teaching at the Institute of Music of Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa. Dariusz holds the Doctor degree in guitar performance. Kupinski Duo is currently residing in United States for an 18- month research and recording project addressing the Grawemeyer Award in music composition at the University of Louisville, funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. In 2011 their debut CD „SPANISH MUSIC” has been released. From that time this read full bio
Grigoryan Brothers

Grigoryan Brothers

Dallas: Tue Nov 5, 2019 7:30p
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Fort Worth: Thu Nov 7, 2019 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 11 albums with the 12th coming out in 2019.

They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East.

“A centrepiece of the 2016 Uppsala Guitar Festival (Sweden) was the appearance of Australia’s Grigoryan Brothers. Their first of three performances revealed two guitarists equally comfortable traversing the worlds of classical music, jazz and beyond.” – DownBeat

Their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings, from projects with orchestras to duo performances in iconic classical venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

Their ability to perform in disparate genres has resulted in invitations from arts festivals, jazz festivals, folk festivals and Womad, as well as performing in more intimate spaces such as clubs and salons.

Testament to their broad appeal and incredible skills is reflected in their most recent tours: In August 2017 they performed as support for the Canadian singer/songwriter KD Lang on her Ingénue Redux, 25th Anniversary Tour. This was followed immediately by another National tour sharing the stage and billing with the great Flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. All read full bio

Brasil Guitar Duo

Brasil Guitar Duo

Dallas: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:30p
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Fort Worth: Thu Feb 14, 2020 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Brasil Guitar Duo, a 2006 winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and hailed by Classical Guitar magazine for its “maturity of musicianship and technical virtuosity,” is equally at home on a classical or a world-music series or performing a concerto with orchestra.  João Luiz and Douglas Lora met in São Paulo as teenage guitar students and their successful partnership of over twenty years results from their innovative programming— which features a seamless blend of traditional and Brazilian works—leading to a busy global touring schedule and a growing catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings.
Committed to performing new chamber music employing the guitar, the Duo joined cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto for the October 2014 world premiere of El arco y la lira, a work for two cellos and two guitars by the esteemed Cuban composer Leo Brouwer. On the same program—a highlight of the sixth annual Festival Leo Brouwer in Havana—the Duo gave the Cuban premiere of Brouwer’s Sonata de Los Viajeros, which they had presented in its U.S. premiere the previous month and recorded for a Naxos CD of Brouwer’s complete works for two guitars, which was nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy award for Best New Composition. Eager advocates for both traditional and new concerti for two guitars and orchestra, the Duo premiered a Concerto for Two Guitars and Orchestra by Brazilian composer Paulo Bellinati with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra in June 2012, under the direction of Giancarlo Guerrero, and gave the work its U.S. premiere in April 2013.  In read full bio
David Russell

David Russell

Dallas: Tue March 10, 2020 7:30pm
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Fort Worth: Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum –
Renzo Piano Pavillion Auditorium
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GRAMMY award winner in 2005 for his CD AIRE LATINO, in the category of best instrumental soloist in classical music. Honorary Doctorate in Music by the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2014. Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. In recognition of his great talent and his international career, he was named a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Music in London in 1997. In May 2003 he was bestowed the great honor of being made "adopted son" of Es Migjorn, the town in Minorca where he grew up. Later the town named a street after him, "Avinguda David Russell". In November 2003 he was given the Medal of Honor of the Conservatory of the Balearics. After winning the grammy award, the town of Nigrán in Spain where he resides, gave him the silver medal of the town in an emotional ceremony. During his studies at the Royal Academy, David Russell won twice the Julian Bream Guitar Prize. Later he won numerous international competitions, including the Andrés Segovia Competition , the José Ramírez Competition and Spain's prestigious Francisco Tárrega Competition . David Russell spends his time touring the world, appearing regularly at prestigious halls in main cities, such as New York, London, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Toronto or Rome. Concert-goers everywhere are in awe of his musical genius and inspired by his captivating stage presence. His love of his craft resonates through his flawless and seemingly effortless performance. The read full bio
Stephanie Jones - April 9 & 12, 2019

Stephanie Jones

Dallas: Tue Apr 7, 2020 7:30pm
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Fort Worth: Thu Apr 9, 2020 7:30pm
Kimbell Art Museum - Renzo Piano Hall
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Stephanie Jones’ childhood resonated with the sound of music from a very young age. She played many instruments, beginning first with the piano, and progressing to the violin, viola, saxophone and flute. However, it was the guitar with its captivating range of sounds and great versatility that especially appealed to her, and it quickly became her first love. Stephanie Jones is an active soloist and chamber musician who is currently based in Germany. She has recently finished her Masters and is currently studying a Konzertexamen in Classical Guitar Performance with Thomas Müller-Pering at the prestigious University of Music Franz Liszt. Stephanie won first prize in both the Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition and the Hannabach Guitar Competition. She was also a finalist in the Deutscher Gitarrenpries and the Salzburg International Guitar Festival. In 2014, through the Fine Music Network National Competition, Stephanie was awarded the Young Virtuoso of the Year. In 2012, Stephanie competed in the prestigious Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition and subsequently won second prize. In 2014, Stephanie graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours. Over the previous four years, Stephanie was studying with the renowned Timothy Kain and Minh Le Hoang. Following this, she was awarded a Friends of the School of Music Transition Scholarship to assist her in a series of projects following her graduation. Stephanie underwent a successful Australian-Wide Tour which helped launch her new CD “Colours of Spain.” She was also awarded the Clifford Hocking Scholarship as part of the Mount Beauty Music Festival, and nominated for the Freedman Fellowship through The read full bio

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