Composed of guitarist Meng Su and Yameng Wang, the Beijing Guitar Duo’s performances and recordings have impressed the public with “an ability and artistry that exceeds their years.” This past season took them to countries such as Germany, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Poland, China, Panama, and the United States. Their debut CD Maracaípe, received a Latin Grammy nomination for the titled piece, which was dedicated to them by renowned guitarist/composer Sergio Assad. Their second CD, Bach to Tan Dun, has been widely noted for the world-premiere recording of Tan Dun’s “Eight Memories in Watercolor,” specially arranged for the duo by Manuel Barrueco. A recording in trio, China West, with Maestro Barrueco was released in May 2014.
The Beijing Guitar Duo performs as part of the Wilson Center’s 5th annual Guitar Festival, which runs August 17-19, 2017. The Guitar Festival is an eclectic celebration of the world’s leading classical, fingerstyle, jazz, and rock & blues guitarists.