Azuline Duo features award-winning musicians Sara Traficante (flute) and Emma Rush (guitar). This ensemble pushes the boundaries of their instruments and conventional programming with unusual and rarely heard repertoire, and a dynamic onstage presence that engages the audience from the first note. They tour regularly throughout North America and have a mission to bring live classical music to rural Canada. Whether up north in the Yukon Territory or down south in Texas, Azuline Duo makes a lasting impression with their innovative performances on both traditional and unexpected stages.
Performance highlights include the Lonestar Guitar Festival in Texas, the Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, and Guitarfest West in Alberta. They have visited Vancouver Island, Whitehorse, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, Brandon in Western Canada and have toured Nova Scotia and New Brunswick with stops in Halifax, Dartmouth, Musquodoboit Harbour, Wolffville, New Minas, Avanport, Truro, and Moncton. They perform regularly throughout Ontario and have been featured artists for the Ottawa Guitar Society, Caledon Chamber Music, Cinquefoil Hamilton, and Mississauga Chamber Music. They have been livestreaming concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, most recently for the Philadelphia Guitar Society and the Festival Cultural Lagos de Moreno in Mexico.
Azuline Duo released Fandango in 2020. The album features music from around the world by Tadic, Garcia, Gonzaga, Pujol, and McFadden. Thisisclassicalguitar.com writes the album “is filled with beautiful textures, intense rhythmic grooves, and excellent performances.” Their debut recording “Romanza: Music of Spain and South America” was released in 2016 and showcases the rich history of the guitar and the brilliant voice of the flute in an exciting chamber music setting.
Watch Atraente by Chiquinha Gonzaga:
Watch Heman Dubh by Gerald Garcia:
Watch Danza del molinero, supported in part by FACTOR: