Violin and Guitar
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Background information
Origin Arizona, United States
Genres Contemporary classical
Occupations Chamber ensemble
Years active 1994-present
Labels Albany Records, Summit Records, Centaur Records, Guitar Plus Records, Parma Recordings, Beauport Classicas
Website www.duo46.com
Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould, violin
Dr. Matthew Gould, guitar

The American ensemble Duo46 was established in 1994 in Tucson, Arizona by guitarist Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider. Since then, they have emerged through their commissioning, performing around the world, recording and teaching as a leading advocate of 20th- and 21st-century chamber music with guitar (duets, trios and double concertos). Their repertoire of over 500 original works includes over 100 works either commissioned by them or dedicated to them. They also perform with Friends in trios including with mandolin (Avi Avital,Israel), cello (Erich Oscar Huetter,Austria) and piano (Nathanael May,USA). Formerly on the faculty of Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Paradise Valley Community College and Arizona State University, they are now based in Sudbury, Ontario CANADA at Cambrian College.



CD COVER The Guitar Music of Karl Korte. Centaur CRC-3059, 2010. Duo46 with Cello (Erich Oskar Huetter, Austria).
CD COVER Pseudosynthesis: The Music of Brian Hulse, Albany Records, TROY1094, 2009. Duo46 with Piano (Nathanael May, USA)
CD COVER Artists Around The World Perform Stephen Funk Pearson. KYRA Music, 2009.“Seapeace” for B.A.M. (Duo46 and Avi Avital, Mandolin).
CD COVER Fleeting Visions, Collaboration II. Beauport Classical, BC1804, 2008. Compilation CD featuring Duo46 performing music by John Carollo.
CD COVER Fables, Forms and Fears: Music of Paul Richards. Meyer-Media, MM 07008, 2007. Duo46 with Piano (Nathanael May, USA)
CD COVER 'Aires de Sefarad: 46 Sefardic songs for violin and guitar. Albany Records, TROY-829, 2006.
CD COVER Communing with Music. Summit Records SMT-6921, 2005. Audio Companion CD. The Art of Conscious Listening by Michael Cantello.
CD COVER Untaming the Fury: New American Music for Violin and Guitar. Summit Records SMT-346, 2003.
CD COVER FM1: Homage to the 50s. Guitar Plus Records GPR-110198, 1998.


Music composed for Duo46 including their trio and concerto collaborations.

  • Violin and Guitar Duets

Daniel Adams "Quandary" (2000) USA, Giovanni Albini "Death in Vegas" (2006) ITALY, Daniel Asia "New Set" (2004) USA, Kemal Belevi "Turkish Suite" (2001) CYPRUS, Allen Brings "Sonata Breve" (2005) USA, Elisabetta Brusa "Miniature, Op.5a (1984/2006) ITALY, John Carollo "Suite" (2004) USA, Cosimo Colazzo "il moto andante, lento" (2006) ITALY, Kieth Dippre "Year of the Rat" (2008) USA, William Fetterman "Set" (2003) USA, Neil Flory "Venn Music"(1998) USA, Neil Flory "Two Nocturnes" (1998) USA, Jack Fortner "Equal Voices" (2008) USA, Kenneth D. Froelich "Triskaidekaphilia" (2006) USA, Stacy Garrop "Untaming the Fury" (1999) USA, Geoffrey Gordon "Fancyworks" (2005) USA, Stephen Goss "American Pastoral" (2010) UK, Giovanni Grosskoff "it happened in winter" (2002) ITALY, David Hahn "W is for Weasel" (2003) USA, Jeff Harrington "L'Ecume des Temps" (2002) USA, Dorothy Hindman "Three Small Gestures" (2006) USA, Brian Hulse "Seastone" (2003) USA, Pierre Jalbert "Sonatine" (1999) USA, Michael Karmon "Sessions" (2007) USA, Jukka Kervinen "next two" (2002) FINLAND, Jurg Kindle "Quintessence" (2000) SWISS, Karl Korte "Makams" (2003) USA, Anthony Lanman "Sonata 46" (1998) USA, Paul Levi "Kaleidoscope" (2006) USA, Jorge Liderman "Aires de Sefarad" (2004) ARGENTINA, Jorge Liderman "Aires de Sefarad II" (2007) ARGENTINA, David Lidov "Generic Variations" (2004) CANADA, David Lipten "Time Served" (2005) USA, Kristy McGarity "How the Hell are You Feeling?" (1998) USA, Mutsuhito Ogino "Suite 46" (2005) JAPAN, Terry Winter Owens "Elegy" (1998) USA, Sergio Parotti "Sonata, Op. 290" (2003) ARGENTINA, Alla Penkina "Recitative, Aria, Dance" (2002) RUSSIA, Joshua Penman "was the sky as liquid" (1998) USA, Richard del Pizzo "Dopo la tempesta" (2002) USA, Friedrich Puetz "Hausconzert" (2002) GERMANY, Michael Quell "Enigma" (2005) GERMANY, Paul Richards "Asphalt Gypsy" (1999) USA, Paul Richards "Prayer of Atonement" (2002) USA, Paul Richards "Collage" (2002) USA, Jody Rockmaker "Frantic Antics" (2002) USA, Justin Rubin "Love as Meant to Take Refuge" (1997) USA, Justin Rubin "Canzone" (2005) USA, Russell Sarre "Two Pieces" (1999) USA, Richard Schaefer "Structures" (2000) USA, Laura Schwendinger "2 little whos" (2004) USA, Jiradej Sethabundhu "Smokey Speculations" (1998) THAILAND

  • Violin, Guitar and Electronics

Scott Brickman "When I’m 46" (2006) USA, Fabrizio Ferrari "Synchrony" (1999) ITALY, Steve Kornicki "Tempo Distortion #2" (2006) USA, Karl Korte "Virtual Voices" (2007) USA, Charles Norman Mason "Scrapings" (2007) USA, John Oliver "On Freedom" (2008) CANADA, Allan Segall "Playing With Your Past" (2005) USA

  • Violin, Guitar and Cello

Karl Korte "Travelogues" (2004) USA,

  • Violin, Guitar and Mandolin

Hayg Boyadjin "Vientos" (2010) ARMENIA Justin Rubin "Durkh und Durkh" (2007) USA, Giovanni Albini "Nuovo Concerto Italiano" (2008) ITALY

  • Violin, Guitar and Piano

Scott Brickman "Snowball" (2003) USA, John Carollo "Trio No. 2" (2003) USA, Carson Cooman "August Latitudes" (2002) USA, Neil Flory "Venn Music II" (2007) USA, Jeffrey Hoover "Ysaye's Dream" (2003) USA, Ed Mascari "Three for Three" (2002) USA, Paul Richards "Cypriot Structures" (2003) USA, Paul Richards "Falling on Lobsters in the Dark" (2003)USA, Justin Rubin "Sarabande" (2002) USA, Richard Schaefer "Structures" (2003) USA

  • Violin, Viola and Guitar

Kemal Belevi "Turkish Trio" (2001) CYPRUS, Mustafa Cakal "Sunrise in the Meadow" (2001) TURKEY, Rafael Hernandez "Unlucky Thirteenths" (2001) USA, Martin Kennedy "Distraction" (2002) USA, Tony Lanman "il dolce stile nuovo" (2001) USA, Georgio Papageorgio "Humoresque alla Polacca" (2002) CYPRUS, Joseph Pehrson "Three Musicians" (2002) USA, Richard Schaefer "Structures #530" (2001) USA

  • Concertos

Shaun Rigney "Triple Concerto" (2001) with Viola AUSTRALIA, Armando Bayolo "Concerto a Due" (2006) USA/PUERTO RICO


  • http://www.productionsdoz.com/c378123808p17578774.1.html Duo46 Collection: Aires de Sefarad by Jorge Liderman]. Les Publications d’OZ, DOZ-1370
  • Toward the "SEA" of Toru Takemitsu. Ex Tempore. A Journal of Compositional and Theoretical Research in Music. Vol. XI/2: (2003) 100-109.
  • Venn Music of Neil Flory. 4th English Literature Conference, May 2001. Eastern Mediterranean University.


  • U.S. Embassy Touring Sponsorship in cities of Santiago and Talca, Chile
  • CBC Radio 2 Commissioning Grant for "On Freedom" by John Oliver for Duo46 and Digital Sound
  • Composer Forum ENCORE Performance Grant for "Trigger" by John Mayrose for Violin and Guitar
  • 2005 Barlow Commissioning Grant for "Fancywork" by Geoffrey Gordon for Violin and Guitar
  • 2011 Barlow Commissioning Grant for "Blurring Cloud" for Violin, Guiar and Piano (the Strung Out Trio)
  • Feline Shouse Fellowship, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival


Duo46 has performed at several music festivals.

  • Hermopoulis International Guitar Festival, Greece
  • Guitar Foundation of America, Oberlin
  • Guitar Foundation of America, San Francisco
  • Guitar Foundation of America, Los Angeles
  • CSU Fresno New Music Festival,
  • Arizona Western Arts Alliance, Los Angeles
  • Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Michigan
  • Music '98, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ohio
  • Styria Chamber Music Festival, Austria
  • Cortona Contemporary Music Festival, Italy
  • Soundscape New Music Festival, Italy
  • Entrecuerdas Guitar Festival, Chile


  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • European Broadcasting Union
  • National Public Radio
  • Radio New Zealand
  • Bayrak Radio and Television

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