Duo Sonidos brings together the talents of violinist William Knuth and guitarist Adam Levin. Recently awarded 1st Prize at the Luys Milan International Chamber Music Competition in Valencia, Spain, Duo Sonidos presents a very personal program that celebrates folk heritage, featuring compositions by Béla Bartók, Karol Szymanowski, Lukas Foss, George Gershwin, Xavier Montsalvatge, and David del Puerto
Duo Sonidos is a bid to amalgamate the capabilities of two classically ambassadorial instruments basic to the fabric of contemporary and classical music alike and to encourage and imprint an aural image of this chamber combination in the musical ear of the listener. There is something new here as well as something attractive and approachable to the crossover classical music audience that may not otherwise be interested in classical performances. The mission of the duo is nothing short of building a standard and expansive repertoire for violin and guitar duos. To this end, Duo Sonidos has forged relationships with contemporary composers with an adaptable catalogue of music or who share an interest in their vision and have written them entirely new works.
This commitment to creating a new body of chamber music has led the duo to collaborate with some of the world’s most talented composers, including Jan Freidlin (Israel), Jorge Variego (Argentina), Jorge Muñiz (Spain-USA), David del Puerto (Spain) and Eduardo Morales-Caso (Cuba-Spain). Previous and current projects include the commissioning new works from composers in Spain, Belgium, Israel, and the United States as well as original arrangements made by the duo themselves. Levin and Knuth have performed throughout the United States and Europe and have been honored as US Fulbright Scholars in the field of music performance in Madrid, Spain and Vienna, Austria respectively.
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