LES FRÈRES MÉDUSES
"One of the most imaginative and exciting classical guitar duos performing today." – Guitar International
The collaboration between Benoît Albert and Randall Avers began at the Paris Conservatory in 1999. They were awarded 1ère prix for Chamber Music at the Conservatory performing music by Piazzolla, Rodrigo, Gautier and premiering a new work by Atanas Ourkouzounov. The duo disbanded and then reformed in 2008 under the pseudonym "Les Frères Méduses" programming folk music arrangements, classical repertoire, free improvisation, and their own works.
They have performed at the Guitar Foundation of America Festival, Chicago Guitar Festival, Laguna Gloria, Austin Classical Guitar Society, Texas Chamber Music Festival, String Theory at Hunter Museum, Oberlin Conservatory, Nashville Virtuoso Showcase, and the String Festival. European performances include the Festival de Joué lès Tours, Stavanger Gitarfestival, Théâtre Doucourneau, le Conservatoire de Nantes, le Conservatoire de Narbonne, and Norges Musikkhøyskole.
The Duo toured a concert program and with an original score to the film The Unknown in March 2019.