International Concert Series
Season 2021-2022

May 14th 7:30pm Victoria Guitar Society presents acclaimed classical guitarists "ChromaDuo"

ChromaDuo, comprised of Canadians Rob MacDonald and Tracey Ann Smith, is building a unique repertoire of some of today’s most compelling music for two guitars. Through a commitment to commissioning, recording and performing the works of ground-breaking composers, ChromaDuo has established itself as one of the leading guitar duos in North America. Forging relationships with composers such as luminary Roland Dyens, irreverent British powerhouse Stephen Goss, and brilliant Christopher William Pierce, resulted in their first album Hidden Waters. Garrett Schumann of Sequenza21.com called it, “one giant, convivial, through-composed exploration of the guitar’s expressive range... Their second album with record label Naxos, ChromaDuo plays Debussy and Ravel, was inspired by their love for French Impressionist masters and features the duo’s own arrangements of piano and orchestral works. Classical Guitar described it as "a revelation, and a superior achievement." This is Classical Guitar raved, “Their sound is so perfectly blended that I can’t imagine hearing a better ensemble.” ChromaDuo’s upcoming and recent projects include premiering and recording dedicated works from dynamic Canadian guitarist and composer Dale Kavanagh, Brazilian gem Sergio Assad and legendary Cuban maestro Leo Brouwer. In demand as performers, pedagogues, and adjudicators, they have been guest artists at festivals such as the Guitar Foundation of America, Boston’s Festival 21, the Hamilton International Guitar Festival and Competition, and the International Festival of Guitar Culiacan, Mexico. ChromaDuo has performed in England, across their native Canada and throughout the United States.

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Forgotten Romantic

October 16, 2021

St. Mary's Anglican Church

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René Izquierdo

November 20, 2021 7pm

PTY Auditorium, UVic

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Johan Smith

February 26,2022

Church of Christ, Scientist

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ChromaDuo

May 14,2022

St. Mary's Anglican Church

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