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Silverwood Duo: The delightful combination of flute and guitar provides the Silverwood Duo with diverse and timeless music for all occasions. Debut recital at Carnegie Hall, the ensemble has performed hundreds of concerts throughout the U.S. Their performances have been supported through the National Flute Association, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Americans for the Arts, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tubac Center for the Arts, Tucson/Pima Arts Council, Tucson Flute Club, Tucson Guitar Society, and broadcast nationwide.
Renée Bond, flute has been praised for her "lyrically beautiful flute playing" (AZ Daily Star). Her dedication to the flute has led her to performances in over 12 countries and throughout the United States. She earned three degrees in flute performance: BM/University of California graduating with Honors and Distinction in the Major, MM/The Boston Conservatory where she was awarded the President's Scholarship, and DMA/University of Arizona, where she was the recipient of numerous grants and awards. An experienced orchestral musician, she also served as flutist/piccolo for the United States Army Europe Premiere Band. She has taught classes at the University of Arizona and the Heidelberg School of the Arts.
Paige Jackson, guitar is hailed for her "artistically refined guitar performances" (Tucson Citizen). She appears frequently as a soloist and chamber musician in traditional and unconventional venues. As a Theodore Presser Scholar she lived in Brazil for two years, and also concertized as a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar. She received degrees in guitar performance from University of Akron/BM and University of Arizona/MM. Her teachers include Cheryl Fitiak, Stephen Aaron, and Thomas Patterson. Expanding her musical realms, she is also a jazz singer. She founded the Musical Hearts Guitar Academy and is on the faculty at Pima Community College and Basis.
"Excellent from a technical standpoint and often superb from an interpretive vantage as well." - Daniel Buckley, Tucson Citizen
"The Silverwood Duo has a passion for the genre which brings perfect unanimity of intent and inspiration." - Gwen Powell, National Flute Association "One of Tucson's most beloved musical pairs." - Matt Moon, Desert Leaf
"The music is delightful."- Flute Talk Magazine
"Both are virtuosi on their respective instruments."- Richard Zoller, Sierra Vista Herald
"When Renée and Paige perform together, magical things happen."- Matt Moon, Desert Leaf