Organ Recital Series: The Gough Duo


Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30pm


The Memorial Church Sanctuary

The Gough DuoThe Gough Duo, Rachel Gough, violin and Rupert Gough, organ

The Gough Duo was formed in 1997 and is the only regular violin and organ duo to tour internationally.

They have appeared in various European festivals and toured the USA many times from New York to Dallas and Florida to Alaska. In 2009 they performed to a sell-out audience of 1,800 at the new Svetlanov Hall for the Moscow International Organ Festival. 2013 saw them performing to 1,200 in Hong Kong and giving the first performance of a new commission from David Bednall at La Madeleine, paris. In the UK the Duo enjoys the challenge of performing in a variety of venues, from soirées using house or box organs to Westminster Abbey and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

The Duo has a number of commercial recordings available, including the works for violin, soprano and organ by Karg-Elert (Lammas Records) and the violin and organ suites of Joseph Rheinberger.They are committed to promoting new music and have had many pieces composed for them, including a Sonata by American composer Carson Cooman which has been recorded for Naxos Records.

Their concert performances are always well received, featuring a pleasing variety of repertoire and a lively engagement with the audience. The duo enjoys introducing audiences to the broad array of music composed specifically for this combination of instruments, as well as performing their own arrangements of many popular works.