During the Summer of 2016, Dr. Sam Desmet joined pianist Dr. Elizabeth Hsieh for a solo / duo concert in Taiwan…
La Folia Duo
Cheng Shiu University, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
At their Asian debut, La Folia duo premiered the Guitar concerto Opus 30 by Mauro Giuliani (1781 – 1829) in an arrangement done by Anton Diabelli (1781 – 1858).
Unlike most concerto reductions, the 3 movements lean more towards chamber music, where both instruments are equally represented. The fact that Diabelli was skilled in both guitar and piano certainly contributed to the quality of this edition.
To the Cheng Shiu University, the University President Jui-Chang Kung, the staff, the sound engineers, of course the audience and to everyone who made this debut possible: