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More than just a brilliant Guitar Duo, TheGothenburgCombo is one of the
most exciting and hypnotic ensembles touring the world today. With a
fresh, personal approach to the classical Guitar tradition, technical
perfection and an unusually powerful stage presence, they have left
audiences and critics throughout the world spellbound.
“A knockout Chamber music experience!”
Sörmlands Nyheter, Sweden
Striving for maximum communication with the audience, first and
foremost through their musicianship, but also through their entertaining
and charming way of presenting the music, TheGothenburgCombo
immediately draws on the true nature and soul of chamber music,
providing conversation, a spirited “dialogue”, between the musicians
and the audience. They bring the classical repertory into our time,
making it sound so fresh and natural it could have been written today.
“The duo has been perfect for years, technically as well as in the choice
of their exquisite programmes.”
Nordische Musik, Germany
In 2004 TheGothenburgCombo won the first prize and the audiences’s
prize in ”13eme Concours Internationale de Guitare en Duo” in
Montelimar, France, the most prestigious competition for
duo-Guitarists, making them one of the most sought-after and
well-established ensembles. Since then, the duo has toured regularly
throughout Europe, the USA, China and South America, performing in
concert halls, jazz clubs, schools, churches, galleries and theatres
with equal success.
“TheGothenburgCombo brings together intellectual challenge, perfection,
a lovely musical performance (and gags) in a congenial manner.”
Augsburger Allgemeine, Germany
Their first CD, 19th century music played on period instruments,
was released in 2005. During a tour in Bavaria 2001 they were invited
to the legendary luthier Hermann Hauser´s residence in Reisbach and
were generously offered to use guitars from his collection of
ancient instruments for the recording.
TheGothenburgCombo’s latest album, “Soundscapes”, a tribute to
the American composer Steve Reich, received brilliant reviews and made
it to the top ten on the Swedish Album Chart. It was also recognized as
one of the best albums of 2007 in several of the most influential
TheGothenburgCombo's third album, "La Vida Bréve",
with more tradidional, romantic Guitar music was also received with great
In 2009, TheGothenburgCombo will tour the US
(a major tour arranged by the Allied Concert Services),
the Dominican Republic, the UK, Germany, Holland, Finland, Denmark
Besides performing in traditional venues TheGothenburgCombo is very
active on the contemporary music scene. Collaborating with composers
of today as well as composing their own material, they have been praised
for their very powerful and personal contemporary style.
To further expand their possibilities TheGothenburgCombo also
collaborates with actors, writers, video artists, light designers, DJs,
dancers, and performance artists. TheGothenburgCombo is always
searching for new artistic expressions...
”TheGothenburgCombo was indescribable...they were