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Friday 23rd March 2018
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford GU1 3HN

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O Duo

The world famous duo’s tuned percussion
and vibrant drumming provides an unforgettable evening of stunning virtuosity

O Duo

Oliver Cox and Owen Gunnell

Oliver Cox and Owen Gunnell formed O Duo in 2000 while studying at the Royal College of Music. In 2002 they made their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with their show, ‘Bongo Fury’, which they played over 25 times to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim. This led to them returning to the Fringe for two more years, and also laid a platform for their future success in a number of competitions, including being selected by Young Concert Artists Trust for representation in 2005.
Since then, O Duo has gone from strength to strength, giving recitals all around the world, performing both chamber music and concertos in many of the country’s top concert halls, playing in Hyde Park for the Last Night of the Proms, as well as commissioning many new works and inspiring countless children (and adults!) around the world with their virtuosic performances, laid-back presentation and passion for both percussion and music in general.
Since O Duo formed in 2000, they have travelled all over the world performing many different programmes both as a duo and in collaboration with various other musicians. Here is an idea of some of the concerts they can offer, and of course, please feel free to get in touch if you would like to join them on stage for a new project!
O Duo’s mixture of popular classics arranged for tuned percussion, vibrant drumming from across the globe, and accessible contemporary works, all presented with relaxed and informative chat from the duo have been captivating a huge variety of audiences for over 10 years now (see ‘press’). A typical recital programme will range from Bach to Brubeck and beyond, and will feature a whole stage full of fascinating tuned and untuned percussion instruments