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Classical guitarists take centre stage at Majestic, March 1

Drew Henderson and Michael Kolk met at the University of Toronto in 2004 where they studied with Jeffrey McFadden. They quickly cultivated a musical chemistry that has resulted in a dynamic and exciting performance style. As soloists they have combined for nine international competition prizes. As a duo they have performed throughout Canada and the United States, and made their international debut at the Mediterranean Guitar Festival in Cervo, Italy in 2006. In 2011 they performed and adjudicated at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America convention in Columbus Georgia.
Much of the duo’s energy has been directed towards arranging music for two guitars. The added range of Drew’s 8 string guitar has opened up possibilities not normally available to guitar duos, and has resulted in arrangements of Mozart, Bach, and Schubert, among others. Some of these arrangements can be heard on the duo's two albums, which have received airplay on CBC Radio 2 in Canada, as well as the Classical Guitar Alive! radio programme broadcast throughout the United States.
As well as receiving numerous glowing reviews, their second album “Henderson Kolk duo play Bach, Ravel, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Lhoyer” was featured on Classical Guitar Alive! as a Best New Release.
The duo are currently preparing a selection of their arrangements for publication through Productions d’Oz, and are planning the recording of their next album, which will feature music of Mozart never before heard on guitar.
Henderson-Kolk play the Biggar Majestic Theatre this Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available at de Moissac Jewellers.