THE GODWIN-THOMPSON DUO Since forming in 1992, the Godwin-Thompson Duo, an ensemble of extraordinary flexibility and musicianship, has concertized throughout the United States playing over 200 recitals. Their most recent recording entitled 'Bello Bilancieto' (Beautiful Balance) is receiving positive reviews from the international press and praise from the guitar world. It features the debut of Clarice Assad's 'Valsas do Rio' which was commissioned for the Godwin-Thompson Duo. The new recording also contains the debut of Byron Fogo's transcription of Bach's 'Fantasia and Fugue' for two guitars. It includes some rarely recorded works by Torroba and guitarist John Williams' landmark arrangement of the 'Theme and Varations' by Johannes Brahms. Highlights of past seasons include a recital in New York City at Carnegie Hall Studios for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference as well as being the featured artist on the 'Strings Attached' Concert Series. The Duo continues to delight audiences through their remarkable guitar artistry and innovative concert programs and recordings. In Nashville, Tennessee, as part of the Faculty Concert Series at Belmont University, the Duo gave the premiere performance of the 'Valsas do Rio' composed and dedicated to them by Clarice Assad; and 'Where All Love Ends' by Michael Slayton. Bringing the works of Albeniz, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, the Beatles, Brahms, Debussy, Dowland, de Falla, Gismonti, Granados, Handel, Marella, Piazzolla, Ravel, Scarlatti, and original duo guitar works by Clarice Assad and Sérgio Assad, Bellinati, Gnatalli, Kleynjans, Machado, Sor, Takemitsu, Torroba and York to the stage has established the duo as the South's most accomplished guitar ensemble. The duo have been frequent performers on WPLN's 'Live in Studio C' and featured in a thirty minute WDCN-PBS television concert special entitled 'Recital Hall' and included in the season's 'Best of Recital Hall' performing 'Jongo' by Paulo Bellinati. Sincethe release of their debut CD, entitled 'Un Duet Poetique' it has received accolades for it's diverse repertoire and musical interpretations as well. It can be heard on public radio stations throughout the United States.