Duo Charango, half Ciyadh Wells, half Jamie Monck, is a guitar duo aimed at challenging the notion of what a “classical” guitar duo can be. Ciyadh and Jamie unofficially formed while the pair was studying at the University of Louisville, where they received coachings from Dr. Fred Speck. They officially became Duo Charango in 2018, and gave their first performances in the summer of 2019.
The repertoire Duo Charango explores is part music written for the classical guitar by composers such as Clarice Assad and Eduardo Angulo, part transcriptions of works by Arvo Pärt and Julius Eastman and part works for two electric guitars. One of Duo Charango’s most exciting ventures is their Neoteric Guitar Project, a commissioning project intending to expand the repertoire of the electric guitar duo. The project will be premiered as soon as Coronavirus allows.
With the cancelation of concerts claiming an indefinite portion of the future, Duo Charango has created their newest initiative called Taking Imperfect Action. This series welcomes artists of any discipline to showcase their work in whatever ways they see best fit, followed by a brief interview with the duo. If you’re interested in appearing on this series, please fill out this form.