Alexander Dunn and Robert Ward
Alexander Dunn and Robert Ward grew up making music together. As cousins, they shared a great love for classical music, studying and playing together. They both attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for their undergraduate degrees, and and University of California, San Diego for graduate study.
They are both proteges of the world-famous Los Romeros, studying closely with Celin, Angel, and Pepe Romero. Collectively, they have each traveled the globe to North and South America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Cuba, Russia, South Africa, and have performed as a duo in Mexico, Canada, and the US in numerous festivals, concerts and concertos with orchestra.
They have performed to great acclaim in a guitar quartet with Pepe Romero and Randy Pile. Recent duo appearances include the Guitar Foundation of America International Conference, Northwest Guitar Festival (Victoria), Northwest Guitar Festival (Seattle), Boston GuitarFest, Sick Puppy Festival (New England Conservatory), and in premieres of new works by composers Anthony de Ritis (Northeastern University, Boston), Liova Bueno (Victoria Conservatory of Music), Rand Steiger (University of California, San Diego), and others.
Their repertoire spans early music on period instruments, the standard duo guitar repertoire, and postmodern works including electronics and theatre.