Duo Verdejo

Duo Verdejo are a Viola and Guitar Duo known for their exciting, innovative recitals and their effortless musical connection. Raised in a musical family in Regina, Saskatchewan, Meghan and Adrian have played together from a young age. They have performed many of the major works for viola and guitar and have premiered and commissioned several new works from contemporary composers. They regularly perform the for the Health Arts Society, bringing varied recitals to hospitals and senior care facilities in British Columbia.

Educational Concerts

As music educators, Duo Verdejo offers recital performances, educational classes and master classes to encourage music in schools and further the education of young musicians.  Their recitals feature works from their current repertoire with additional focus on open rehearsals, individual lessons and chamber music master classes.  Duo Verdejo gives presentations in English, French and Spanish and welcomes national and international inquiries from educational organisations, music schools, private schools and public schools.

Concerts in Care

Since 2012, Duo Verdejo have been performing artists with the Health Arts Society and have been providing engaging performances to adult care centres and assisted living facilities throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland. As part of their Concerts in Care performances, they present a selection of works for the violin and guitar that include traditional classical music, country waltzes, world music and classic jazz standards.  As part of their commitment to the Health Arts Society, they offer individualised performances for patients in palliative care units as well as their families.  For bookings, please contact the Health Arts Society directly.

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Concert Reviews

They gave a concert of electric guitar and viola works and it was…awesome. Duo Verdejo delivered one of the most exciting concerts I’ve attended in years.
Classical Guitar Canada
Duo Verdejo are a viola & guitar duo known for their exciting, innovative recitals and their effortless musical connection. Duo Verdejo have performed many of the major works for viola and guitar and have premiered and commissioned several new works from contemporary composers.
Vancouver Classic Guitar Society

Classical Repertoire

  • Ferdinando Carulli – Due Duetti Op. 137
    Marin Marais – Five Old French Dances
    Benedetto Marcello – Sonata in G Major
    G. Ph. Telemann – Sonata in A Minor

Canadian Repertoire

  • Murray Adaskin – Duo for Viola and Guitar (1996)
    John Armstrong – Incantations for Viola and Guitar
    Timothy Brady – Frame 4: Still
    Aris Carastathis – Encounters for Viola and Guitar
    Jan Järvlepp – Street Scene
    Jan Järvlepp – Moonscape
    Denis Poliquin – Ballade pour un chausson
    Elliot Vaughan – Prick

Contemporary Repertoire

  • John Cage – Dream
    Erik Marchelie – Éclipse
    David A. Jaffe – “Three Musicians” (after the Picasso paintings)
    Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel
    Eric Schwartz – “Thrash” for Viola and Guitar