Henderson Kolk Duo (Canada)
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 | 8PM
Church of St. Simon the Apostle, 525 Bloor St. E. MAP
Advance Tickets: $30 General | $25 Seniors & Students
At the Door: $35 | $30
Advance Tickets available through Eventbrite at above link. Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase unless the event is cancelled. In that case, a refund will be issued within 60 days.
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, and quickly cultivated a musical chemistry that resulted in a dynamic and exciting performance style. As combined soloists, they have achieved 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 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.
The duo is currently preparing a selection of their arrangements for publication through Productions d’Oz, and is planning the recording of their next album, which will feature music of Mozart never before heard on guitar. www.hkguitarduo.com