Balancing intricate counterpoints and sophisticated harmonies, Canada's Rosette Guitar Duo (guitarists Kevin Marsh and Michael Lyngstad) create an air of calm with their soothing melodies. Their sound is an eclectic merging of classical, world, jazz, and popular song that is fresh in its approach and intent. Their CD Portage To Tunnel Mountain, features eight acoustic instrumentals, including the exquisite, three-part "Medeterranean Suite", which is handled with sensitivity, telepathic interplay and graceful musical finesse. The opening numbers, "Winter Lullaby" and the title track, set the stage for the music to follow - discreetly orchestrated arrangements that amply demonstrate Lyngstad and Marsh's abilities, and that will appeal to a wide range of acoustic guitar lovers. Henry Johnson was originally profiled in the February-March, 2004 edition of The Undiscovered.
Guitarists Kevin Marsh and Michael Lyngstad formed the Rosette Guitar Duo in the spring of 2001. Kevin is from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. His passion for guitar stretches extensively over an eclectic mix of genres with a strong commitment to classical guitar. He began his musical studies over twenty years ago, and has studied performance at the Post-Secondary level at Concordia College and at the University of Alberta under Carl Lotsberg's mentorship. Michael is from Swift Current, Saskatchewan. His enthusiasm for guitar music has been influenced by jazz and rock with a heavy emphasis on classical guitar. Michael graduated from the Grant MacEwan College jazz performance program and has recently completed his BMus/BEd Combined at the University of Alberta.
The Rosette Guitar Duo will be touring extensively in support of their CD delivering a message of kindness and hope through the beauty of their music. They are advocates of environmental and humanitarian causes, supporting these beliefs through music.
The Rosette Guitar Duo
10524 125 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5M 1T5