Perlak/Tronzo Duo

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The Perlak /Tronzo Duo bridges the worlds of classical and modern improvised music. Their repertoire consists of co-composed works that draw on new ideas and elements of their traditions. Their program includes works for solo and duo guitar in a true American style.


David Tronzo is a master slide guitarist, improviser, and composer. He has been voted among the “Top 100 Guitarists of the 20th Century” and the “Top Ten Jazz Guitarists” by Musician Magazine; “Best Guitarist in NYC” by the New York Press. David was one of thirty musicians worldwide to receive a nomination for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts for music. David serves with Kim on the guitar faculty of Berklee College of Music, where he is professor and she is assistant chair.
The Duo’s first two recordings are available for free streaming and download for purchase on their website. Duo, their first record, is a set of ten pieces that mix composed music and improvisation. Suite, their second album, is a improvised suite of seven pieces that explores the many textures of their instruments.