|Duo Transatlantique combines the prize-winning talents of guitarists Benjamin Beirs and Maud Laforest. Works will include: Bellinati: Jongo; Coste: Grand Duo; Piazzolla: Tango Suite; Tiersen: Three pieces from "Amélie;" Petit: Tarantelle.
Currently, Ms. Laforest lives in Lille, France, while Mr. Beirs has stayed in Baltimore where they met and formed their duo while studying at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Duo Transatlantique is a celebration of the power of music and its ability to cross bridges, cultures, and time zones. To that end, the duo gives concerts frequently throughout the year in both countries.
They have recorded a debut album entitled "Le Gris et le Vert" (The grey and the green) which includes music of Debussy, Scarlatti, Petit, Albeniz, and Villoldo.|