Queens New Music Festival: Duo Sonidos
Praised by Julian Haylock of BBC Music Magazine for their "stunning performances, and beguiling tonal warmth," top prize-winning chamber ensemble Duo Sonidos, featuring New York-based violinist William Knuth and classical guitarist Adam Levin, is gaining considerable acclaim among audiences and critics in Europe and the USA for their distinctive, non-traditional chamber music combination and for their commitment to expand the chamber repertoire for violin and guitar duos.
Duo Sonidos presents three commissioned chamber duos from contemporary Spanish composers: the world premiere of Jardin Bajo La Luna (Moonlight Garden) by David Del Puerto; the New York premiere of Tre Divertimenti (violin and guitar version) by Catalan composer Salvador Brotons; and Volavérunt: Homage to Francisco Goya by Spanish-Cuban composer Eduardo Morales-Caso. Guitarist Adam Levin also presents four solo works drawn from his collection of 30 new works dedicated to him from four generations of living Spanish composers, all commissioned by Levin while living and studying on a Fulbright Scholarship in Madrid. The works performed will be featured on Levin's new release on the Naxos label, 21st Century Spanish Works for Guitar, Volume 1 (April 30, 2013). Levin's program includes the US premiere of Two New Suggestions by Salvador Brotons and the New York premieres of Handeliana by Spanish composer and Juilliard faculty member Ricardo Llorca, Caprichos No.8: Abstractions of Albeniz by Leonardo Balada, and Nostos: Suite for Guitar by New York-based Spanish composer Octavio Vazquez.
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