Recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting classical guitar ensembles performing today, the Australian Guitar Duo has given performances throughout the world, including at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Strings-139 Festival in China, Music by the Sea in Canada, as well as every state and territory in mainland 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 studying at the Australian National University School of Music, where they were under the tutelage of renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.

In 2012 the Australian Guitar Duo released its debut CD Songs from the Forest, which was met with such critical acclaim as “wonderfully entertaining” by Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), “superb” by Limelight Magazine, and “a fine recording sure to please the most demanding listeners” by Minor 7th. Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America, praised the recording by describing the duo as “technical masters who also possess beautiful tone, and a wonderfully refined collective musical sense.”

A truly international ensemble, Mr. Boyd and Mr. Cordover live in New York City and Barcelona respectively, but meet on a regular basis to perform concerts throughout the world.  The past few years have seen the Australian Guitar Duo on tour in Australia, China, the Philippines, New York, Spain, aboard Queen Mary 2, and Vancouver Island in Canada.

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