For nearly 2 decades O Duo have been performing worldwide, entertaining and educating audiences of all ages. The duo was formed in 2001 by Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox, whilst studying at the RCM. Then in 2018 Toby Kearney (another RCM graduate) joined Owen to continue the musical journey.
The Duo made their Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut with their show, ‘Bongo Fury’, which they played over 25 times to sell-out crowds and critical acclaim. This led to them returning to the Fringe for two more years, and also laid a platform for their future success in a number of competitions, including being selected by Young Concert Artists Trust for representation in 2005.
Since then, O Duo has gone from strength to strength, giving recitals all around the world, performing both chamber music and concertos in many of the country’s top concert halls, playing in Hyde Park for the Last Night of the Proms, as well as commissioning many new works and inspiring countless children (and adults!) around the world with their virtuosic performances, laid- back presentation and passion for both percussion and music in general.
O Duo’s most recent CD, ‘Searching’, was released in 2015 on Champs Hill Records. Read the Daily Telegraph review here.
Instrument: Vibes & marimba
Tone: Medium soft
Weight: 30 grams
Colour: Black & red trim