Richard Hand 1960-2011

We would like to remember our friend Richard Hand. His duo with Tom Dupre was an inspiration to us both.

Uppsala Guitar Festival

The Eden Stell Guitar Duo will be joining the line-up of guitar wizards at Sweden’s Uppsala International Guitar Festival 13-16 October.

2010s artists also include Paco de Lucia, Celso Machado, and gypsy jazz legend Joscho Stephan Trio. As well as concerts there are masterclasses and lectures for those guitarists who want to take part and also see a beautiful part of the world. Read more

Winchester Guitar Festival 2010

The Winchester Guitar Festival 23-25 July 2010 is once again opening its doors for a weekend of concerts, ensembles and workshops. This year’s WGF10 concert line-up includes Mark Ashford (UK) and Dale Kavanagh (Canada), Helen Sanderson (UK) and the Eden Stell Guitar Duo – us!

All of the above will be joined by Frank Gerstmeier (Germany) who will be teaching on the WGF10 Festival.

Please see details for course and the concert series at www.winchesterguitarfestival.co.uk where you can book tickets online.

Guitare Alla Grande 2009

We were just sent this great YouTube movie of Guitare Alla Grande 2009, Ottawa. This is a wonderful festival organised by the Canadian Guitar Quartet and I’m sure many others. Full write-up by Louis Trepanier on the CGQ facebook site.

Guitarmen Always Ring Twice by Scott Cmiel

The following review of the Eden Stell Guitar Duo concert for the Omni Guitar Series is by Scott Cmiel, chair of the guitar and musicianship departments in the preparatory division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and reviewer for the San Francisco Classical Voice.

Provocative Playing Rewarded
“The Eden Stell Guitar Duo were ideal interpreters of this complex music. Their humorous introduction set the audience at ease, their mastery of Brouwer’s atonal style showcased its inherent beauty, and their expressive physicality highlighted the inherent drama with a mime of grandiose pomposity, boredom, menacing aggression, and hurt feelings. The audience was, by turns, raptly silent, laughing out loud, and vigorously cheering.” Scott Cmiel

Read the review in full here.