Duo Resonances

Years Performed: 2014

The Duo Resonances - Frédérique LUZY & Pierre BIBAULT - is a French Guitar Duo based in Brussels, who has won multiple Prizes in International Competitions: Olsztyn, Poland (2010), Bellan Foundation, Paris (2011), Luigi Mozzani, Italy (2011) and a 1st Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Montalto, Italy (2011).

The two musicians perform on many international stages (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Ukraine) including prestigious venues such as the Lviv and Khmelnitskie Philharmonic Halls and the Vinnitsa Museum (Ukraine), the Cathedral and the Museum for Contemporary Arts in Liege, the Tyska Kyrkan in Stockholm, or Flagey, former House of the National Radio of Belgium in Brussels. The duo has performed at numerous Festivals and shared the bill with world-renowned artists such as Odaïr ASSAD, Anne Sofie von OTTER, the Ensemble Itinéraire, and played for the Quebec TV or Radio 4, the Dutch National Classic Radio.

Solicited by contemporary composers, Frédérique LUZY and Pierre BIBAULT are specifically intended to enrich the repertoire for two guitars by moving towards the creation of new works. Their program also includes their original and unpublished transcriptions (Domenico SCARLATTI, Johann Sebastian BACH, Alberto GINASTERA), widely acclaimed by the professionals and the audience. Their curiosity leads them to work with the other arts (poetry, photography, dance, film) in innovative projects taking their music beyond the concert halls. This richness and openness are worth the Duo Resonances to be recognized by the Department of Cultural Diffusion of the Ministry of French Community of Belgium, as part of Art and Life Tours.

Frédérique LUZY and Pierre BIBAULT are both Postgraduate from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot, First Prizes of Conservatories in France, and both hold two Master's degrees: Guitar Performance from the Hogeschool Zuyd - Conservatorium Maastricht (The Netherlands), Carlo MARCHIONE's class, and Guitar Didactics (with Great Distinction) from the Conservatoire Royal de Musique de Liège (Belgium), Hughes KOLP's class.

They studied with the greatest masters among whom Odaïr ASSAD, Aniello DESIDERIO, Marcin DYLLA, Pablo MARQUEZ, the Duo MELIS, Susana PRIETO and Alexis MUZURAKIS, Judicaël PERROY, Alberto PONCE, Stephan SCHMIDT and Pavel STEIDL, and with great chamber music performers such as François DEPPE, Ville HILTULA or Christophe SIMONET.

The two musicians perform on Australian guitars made by the luthier Jim REDGATE, use KARURA flight-cases and PYRAMID Strings.

About the Duo Resonances: "They are incredibly high talented guitar-players, not only as regards the technical aspects  - they are both extremely skilled but, much more, as regards the musical side. Their musicality and their creativity make them for sure an outstanding guitar-duo." Carlo MARCHIONE

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