Henderson Kolk Duo

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

“…one of the most spectacular classical guitar duos performing today.”  
 – Bradford Werner, This is Classical Guitar.com

Since forming in 2004, the Henderson-Kolk Duo have established themselves as one of North America’s premier classical guitar duos. Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk met at the University of Toronto where they studied with Jeffrey McFadden. They quickly cultivated a musical chemistry that has resulted in a dynamic and exciting performance style. As soloists they have combined for nine international competition prizes. As a duo they have performed throughout Canada and the United States, and made their international debut at the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Cervo, Italy in 2006. In 2011 they performed and adjudicated at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America convention in Columbus Georgia.

Much of the duo’s energy has been directed towards arranging music for two guitars. The added range of Drew’s 8 string guitar has opened up possibilities not normally available to guitar duos, and has resulted in arrangements of Mozart, Bach, and Schubert, among others. Some of these arrangements can be heard on the duo’s two albums, which have received airplay on CBC Radio 2 in Canada, as well as the Classical Guitar Alive! radio programme broadcast throughout the US. As well as receiving numerous glowing reviews, their second album “Henderson Kolk duo play Bach, Ravel, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Lhoyer” was featured on Classical Guitar Alive! as a Best New Release.

“Flawless synchronization with one another.”      – Timothy Smith, Minor7th.com

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