February 7, 2020
Doors: 7:30 PM
Silence is excited to welcome back Steve Cowan!
Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan have received several media accolades over the past years: the renowned American magazine Classical Guitar praised Cicchillitti as a “superb” and “exceptional Canadian guitarist” and Cowan as “one of Canada’s top contemporary classical guitarists”. The two award-winning musicians and long-time friends joined forces in 2015 to form a duo that focuses on expanding the guitar repertoire through collaborations with living composers. The ensemble’s vision aims to breakdown traditional notions of classical music presentation through their unconventional programming, curated to stimulate the classical connoisseur and the general public alike by bridging classical and popular music genres. Having recently collaborated on an album of Spanish guitar music under the Analekta label, the duo toured the Canadian Atlantic Provinces with Debut Atlantic in 2018 and will tour the Prairie Provinces with Prairie Debut in 2020. In 2019, they will premiere fourteen new works by Canadian and American composers, including commissions of ten pieces through the Canada Council and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2019 and 2020 will culminate with tours of Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, the United States and Europe.