Tim Pells and Andrew Allen met at Colchester Institute where they were both teaching. They both came from Canada to the UK in the mid 1970’s to study guitar. Tim with Hector Quine at the Royal College of Music and Andrew with Gordon Crosskey in Manchester. The Pells Allen duo was formed in 2006 to explore the modern guitar duet repertoire. Featuring works by living composers, with particular reference to styles involving Latin and Jazz influences, the duo has performed in a number of interesting contexts. Their first public performance was in Colchester and featured the works of Vincent Lindsey-Clark, with whom the Duo have a close relationship.
The Duo are delighted to announce that they now perform on concert guitars by Bert Kwakkel.
Repertoire for 2018
Stephen Goss: Still the Sea
Benoit Albert et Christian Laborde: Tuesday In The Evening
Vincent Lindsey-Clark: Velicty, Equilibrium, Race Against Time
Alberto Ginastera: Tres Danzas del Ballet ‘Estancia’
Celso Machado: Sambalanco, Saranga do Vovo, Imagens Do Nordeste
Andrew York: Sanzen-in
Lion Walk Lunchtime concert in June 2017 featuring Vincent Lindsey-Clark’s Suite for Two Guitars.
Tim Pells and Friends in the Virtuoso Guitar at the Headgate series on the 17th November 2017, 7.30 pm. The Headgate Theatre
Celso Machado Xaranga Do Vovo (concert recording)