zoco_duo_biography.doc - Duo Zoco Jacob Cordover guitar Laura Karney oboe Cor Anglais Duo Zoco is an exciting ensemble in which Jacob

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Duo Zoco Jacob Cordover, guitar & Laura Karney, oboe & Cor Anglais Duo Zoco is an exciting ensemble in which Jacob Cordover (Spain/Australia) and Laura Karney (Spain/USA) bring together the diverse elements of the oboe and guitar. Duo Zoco has been heard in concert in Canada, Australia, England, the USA, Germany, France, Italy and Spain including performances at the Leicester Festival (UK), 1 o Festival Internazionale del Coros (Sardinia, Italy) and the Festival de Musique Classique (Midi-Pyrénées, France). The Spanish derivative of the Arabic word for market, a zoco was a place where a myriad of sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the exotic mingled. It is in this spirit that the oboe and the guitar come together, merging their individual sounds to play an eclectic mix of musical styles. From Baroque to Romantic, Classical to Contemporary, European to the Americas, Duo Zoco creates an experience full of exotic sounds, musical textures and atmospheres. They pair met whilst Artists in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and in this setting they first performed together. Intrigued and surprised by the beauty created when the sounds of their instruments blended Mr. Cordover and Ms. Karney decided to form a duo. Unperturbed by the scarcity of repertoire originally written for this combination of instruments, Duo Zoco
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