photo: Larry A. Brechner

Duo Sequenza’s passion is to build new audiences for today’s classical music and promote the work of living composers. The duo has toured extensively, premiering American new music throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Lauded as “… brilliant, gossamer, and completely engaging…a delight to hear…” by Arts Indiana Magazine, they have been honored with invitational performances at the 21st Century Guitar Conference, Flute New Music Consortium Festival, Mid-Atlantic Flute Festival, National Flute Association Convention, and others. Award-winning adjunct projects, composer collaborations, and residencies augment their impact on today’s classical music, as have more than 20 new works written for them. 

Duo Sequenza is comprised of flutist Debra Silvert, “truly a gem of a flutist” (LaPorte Herald-Argus) acclaimed for her “full and sunny golden tone” (New Buffalo Times) and Paul Bowman, “among the best guitarists in the world” (Rheinische Post, Düsseldorf, Germany) and 1st Prize Winner at the VIth International Competition for Classical Guitar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Their 2019 Navona Records release, YES…IT’S A THING! garnered high acclaim:  

“…a sublime listening experience….” (Midwest Record Entertainment Reviews, News & Views)

“…sterling performances and recordings.” (Fanfare, Critic Colin Clarke)

 “…excellent musicians with a clear rapport… this program (especially [their commissioned] music), while not remotely avant-garde, never lapses into ‘easy listening’ nor loses focus.” 

(Fanfare, Critic Phillip Scott)

Silvert has command of all the difficulties…and uses a wide range of expression…. Bowman is a solid and sensitive player who works well with his partner and his material. This is the only way to hear these pieces.” (American Record Guide, Critic Todd Gorman)

“…all of the music recorded here repays the time spent with it. The performances are lovely and intimate, with a strong musicality that makes you forget how technically accomplished Silvert and Bowman are. Yes, indeed, it is a ‘thing,’ and… ‘It’s a good thing.’ (Fanfare, Critic Raymond Tuttle)

Albums

Yes… It’s Still a Thing!

Release Date: September 9, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6467
21st Century
Chamber
Flute
Guitar
Piano
Following their Navona Records debut in 2019, Duo Sequenza returns with YES… IT’S STILL A THING!, a new program geared towards building new audiences for today’s classical music and promoting the work of living composers. Comprised of flutist Debra Silvert and classical guitarist Paul Bowman, Duo Sequenza brings an enchanting and harmonious quality that showcase the complementary capabilities of their respective instruments. From emotive and introspective works to scenic vistas painted in sound, the duo once again proves their musical chops and adaptability across a wide array of compositional styles.
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Yes… It’s A Thing!

Release Date: April 26, 2019
Catalog Number: NV6225
20th Century
Chamber
Flute
Guitar
The long-awaited release from the chamber ensemble Duo Sequenza, YES…IT’S A THING!, includes works by five critically acclaimed contemporary composers. David Noon is one of the most prolific composers in the U.S.; Jerry Owen’s numerous achievements include two Pulitzer Prize nominations; Jorge Muñiz has had his music performed by chamber ensembles, chorales and orchestras throughout the world; Marc Mellits is one of the leading American composers of his generation and one of the most performed and recorded living composers in the United States; and Amin Sharifi’s recent works have been performed in the United States, Europe, and his native Iran.
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