SUMMERSIDE – The Harbourfront Theatre will present the unique musical experience of Guy and Nadina in a one-night-only concert performance, Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
“Completely engaging from the moment they walk on stage” is how critics have described the Guy & Nadina Duo. Guy Few and Nadina Mackie Jackson are known internationally as soloists, chamber musicians, recitalists and fashionistas. The duo presents an exciting program entitled “Carnets de Voyages” (The travel Book), which features the artists’ favourite music complemented with their own personal stories about being touring musicians.
Successful recording artists, the Guy & Nadina Duo released its first CD titled “Baccahanale” in 2006. Recorded with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, this disc won the Best Classical Orchestral Album 2009 from Just Plain Folks Music Awards. Its second CD, “Romanza,” followed in 2007 and features concerti by Hummel, Weber and Lachner. It was recorded with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra and guest conductor Nicholas McGegan. In 2011, Guy and Nadina released their latest CD, “After Hours.” This recording is comprised of a collection of their favourite music for trumpet, corno, bassoon and piano.
The Guy & Nadina Duo is heard regularly on CBC radio and was featured in a special broadcast of two premieres commissioned by the CBC. The commissions included a solo concerto by Mathieu Lussier and a double concerto by Alain Trudel. This ensemble has seen numerous works composed specifically for it including four new solo concerti, three double concerti, one triple concerto and one symphony.
As dedicated teachers and music advocates, Guy and Nadina have given educational concerts across Canada. They have been featured speakers, master class guests and interpretational coaches at the University of British Columbia, Ithaca College (USA) and Scotia Festival of Music (Halifax). Guy Few maintains a studio at Wilfrid Laurier University, while Nadina teaches at the University of Toronto and the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.
Their enthusiasm for teaching through music has also led to their new commedia dell’arte inspired family show, “Buzz and Crow,” which has been performed at Ottawa Chamber Festival, Oregon Bach Festival and with Whitehorse Concerts. Few and Mackie Jackson have also made their mark as artistic directors, co-directing the Grand River Baroque Festival for two successful seasons in 2008 and 2009.
Determined to expand the boundaries of classical concerts, the Guy & Nadina Duo’s virtuosic playing and lively interpretations impress.
Tickets are available at the box office and online at harbourfronttheatre.com.