Known for their warm musicality and singular interpretations, the name Duo Tenebroso is inspired by the painting style of Tenebrism which employs extreme contrasts of dark and light, with darkness being the predominant feature to allow a spotlight on the subject. In much the same way, Duo Tenebroso strives to use the language of music to illuminate the spirit.
Member David Franzen has performed with renowned artists such as Angel Romero and the Columbia Symphony , the Oregon Symphony , the Siberian Chamber Orchestra, the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Member Kristen Waligora's music has been broadcast worldwide on BBC Radio's program "In Tune" as well as NPR's "Classical Guitar Alive!" which broadcasts on 250+ stations to reach over one million listeners each week.
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“From Reich to Vivaldi, the repertoire is quite diverse, but a common mournful thread can be detected throughout. They are at times thoughtful and expressive, at others precise and athletic, but always musical.”
We are thrilled to be featured artists on NPR's "Classical Guitar Alive!" radio broadcast on May 23, 2018. We give multiple interviews throughout about music from our debut album and host Tony Morris features 4 tracks off of our debut album "Portrait" which launched in May.
We are honored and excited to announce the release of our very first single and the World Premiere recording of "La Danza Grotesque" by the talented American composer Alexander Liss. This rousing piece features driving asymmetric rhythms and virtuosic displays on the guitar that is showcased on our debut album "Portrait" that launches on May 30, 2018.
I gave Kristina free reign with no suggestions, themes, styles, length, or restrictions of any sort. What ensued was a lot of virtual drinking of Baileys and Guinness (for the sake of the piece), new bonds and friendship, and a heck of a lot of laughs.