About

Ensemble bio and individual artist bios

Through a serendipitous meeting at a festival in Peru in 2014, American flutist Christine Beard and Brazilian guitarist Daniel Wolff became fast friends which naturally led the pair to share the stage together. The Beard-Wolff Duo gave their inaugural performances in the USA and Peru in the spring of 2015 for which they received fervent and enthusiastic reviews from both colleagues and critics. Since that time, the duo’s engagements have included subsequent concerts in the USA, Brazil, Peru, a featured recital at the 2016 Adams International Flute Festival in The Netherlands, and a recital featuring Daniel’s original compositions for flute at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA. The duo has recorded Christopher Caliendo’s “Lamento” for piccolo and guitar which will appear on Christine Beard’s upcoming solo CD, To the Nth Degree: Music for Piccolo by 21st-Century Composers; and they have also recorded Wolff’s, “California Card” for 2 flutes, cello and guitar, written for Beard for the 2016 NFA convention. Building off the success of their individual solo careers, Christine and Daniel are enthusiastically pursuing a regular performance schedule for their Duo, and the pair looks forward to exploring both old and new works for flute and guitar and to sharing their impassioned musical chemistry with audiences around the globe.

 

Christine Beard, flute

Described by Flute Focus as “…having shattered any notions that the piccolo might be lacking in deep, expressive powers," Christine Erlander Beard enjoys an active career as an international soloist, chamber artist and teacher, with frequent engagements throughout North America, South America and Europe. Applauded for her interesting and diverse recital programming and “warm lyricism” (British Flute Society journal, Pan), Christie strives to showcase expressive music written for flute and piccolo, as well as promoting new and original works for the instruments with a focus on American composers. Founder and Artistic Director of the International Piccolo Symposium, she earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Music degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Since 2002, Beard has served as the Professor of Flute at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. (www.christiebeard.com)

"Her performance shatters any notions that the piccolo might be lacking in deep, expressive powers."

- FLUTE FOCUS MAGAZINE (Canada)

 

"The long lines drew a warm lyricism from her."

- PAN, BRITISH FLUTE SOCIETY JOURNAL (England)

 

"Very sensitive and heartfelt performance."

- CHRISTOPHER CALIENDO, composer (USA)

 

"A thrilling performance!"

- PETER SHERIDAN, flutist (Australia)

 

"Masterful."

- SOCHI NEWS (Russia)

 

"Christine gave a beautiful rendition which brought the audience to its feet in a standing ovation."

- THE KILDARE NATIONALIST (Ireland)

Daniel Wolff, guitar

Celebrated as one of Brazil’s most prominent guitarists, Daniel Wolff acts extensively as a teacher, composer and arranger, which culminated in a Grammy Award in 2001. A versatile musician, Daniel has been a winner of numerous guitar competitions in Brazil and the United States; he has performed widely across Europe, South America and the U.S., including an appearance at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, and his recordings and compositions have received high critical acclaim. Professor of Music at the Brazilian Federal University (UFRGS), Wolff is in constant demand to teach courses in universities and music festivals in Brazil, Germany, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States. After earning a Bachelor of Music from the Uruguayan University in Montevidéo, he was later awarded full scholarships from the Brazilian government to study in New York, receiving both Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. (www.danielwolff.com)

“A first rate guitarist. He commands the instrument in all its subtleties and technical complexities.”

- GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

 

“Daniel Wolff's talents are very impressive.” 

- CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE (England)

 

“A flawless performance.”

- THE NEW MUSIC CONAISSEUR (New York)

 

“A musician of great worth. A virtuoso soloist.” 

- ELDORADO MAGAZINE (Argentina)

 

“Gorgeous. Incredible sound and virtuosity. Highly recommended!”

- VIOLÃO PRO (Brazil)

 

“Excellent musicianship and skills as a performer. Brilliant and sensitive. Delightful tone.”

- ANGELO GILARDINO, guitarist/composer (Italy)

 

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Recent performances from around the world

"Choro da Peste from Tremata e Choro by Daniel Wolff. Recital at the Catedral Anglicana do Redentor; Pelotas, Brazil; October 2015

"Lamento" by Christopher Caliendo.

Lima, Peru; May 2015

"Café 1930" by Astor Piazzolla.

Univ. of Northern Iowa (USA); April 2015

 

Beard-Wolff Duo Tour Schedule

October 17, 2018

Beard-Wolff Duo Recital

Countryside Community Church (Omaha)

​The Beard-Wolff Duo will perform a recital in Omaha, featuring music for flute & guitar by Tedesco, Piazzolla, Bach,

Caliendo, Cueto and Wolff. FREE admission; 7:00pm

October 16, 2018

Grinnell University Guest Artist Recital

Grinnell, IA

The Beard-Wolff Duo will perform a recital at Grinnell University, featuring music for flute & guitar by Tedesco, Piazzolla, Bach, Caliendo, Cueto and Wolff.

October 14-15, 2018

UNI Flute Festival

Cedar Falls, IA

The Beard-Wolff Duo will be in residency at the University of Northern Iowa for the UNI flute festival. Complete schedule TBA.

May 20, 2017

Noite dos Museu concert series

Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Beard-Wolff Duo will perform 2 recitals as part of the "Note dos Museu" series in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 8:30pm at

the UFRGS museum, and 11:00pm at the Goethe museum. Program to include music by Caliendo, Piazzolla and Wolff.

October 8-11, 2016

7th UFRGS Flute Festival

Porto Alegre, Brazil

The Beard-Wolff duo will perform Wolff's newest quartet "California Card" for 2 flutes, cello and guitar, joined by

Ayres Potthoff, flute and Rodrigo Alquati, cello.

August 11-14, 2016

National Flute Association Convention

San Diego, California (USA)

Recital featuring Christine Beard and Ayes Potthoff, flutes; Rodrigo Alquati, cello; and Daniel Wolff, guitar.

Music by Daniel Wolff, including a world premiere of a new piece for 2 flutes, cello and guitar.

Visit www.nfaonline.org for complete conference info.

April 17, 2016 @ 12:00pm

11th Adams Flute Festival

Ittervoort, The Netherlands

  • The Beard-Wolff Duo in recital; program to include music by J.S. Bach, Tedesco, Caleindo, Piazzolla, and Wolff

October 4, 2015

Recital at the Catedral Anglicana do Redentor

Pelotas, Brazil

  • Recital featuring the Beard-Wolff duo; music by Astor Piazzolla, Christopher Caliendo and Daniel Wolff

September 30, 2015 @ 7:30pm

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sol

Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Recital featuring the Beard-Wolff Duo; music by Astor Piazzolla, Christopher Caliendo and Daniel Wolff

May 25-29, 2015

XXX Festivales Internacionales de Flautistas

Lima, Peru

  • Tuesday 5/26 @ 12:00pm - "Lamento" for piccolo and guitar by Christopher Caliendo

  • Thursday 5/28 @ 7:30pm - Recital featuring the Beard-Wolff Duo; music by Wolff and Piazzolla

April 24, 2015

Guest Artist Recital: Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa, USA

  • Guest artist recital featuring Daniel Wolff, with selections performed by the Beard-Wolff Duo

April 25, 2015

Guest Artist Recital: Univ of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA

  • Guest artist recital featuring Daniel Wolff, with selections performed by the Beard-Wolff Duo

April 22, 2015

Guest Artist Recital: Univ of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

  • Guest artist recital featuring Daniel Wolff, with selections performed by the Beard-Wolff Duo

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Sample Repertoire

Bach, J.S.

Germany

French Suite No. 5, BWV 816 (arr. D. Wolff)

1722

16:00

Beaser, Robert

USA

Il est né, le divin enfant

1982

4:00

Caliendo, Christopher

USA

Lamento

2011

5:30

Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario

Italy/USA

Sonatine, Op. 205

1965

12:15

Cueto, Daniel

Peru

Surquillo

2017

2:30

Ibert, Jacques

France

Intr'acte

1935

3:20

Piazzolla, Astor

Argentina

Historie du Tango

1986

20:00

Piazzolla, Astor

Argentina

Libertango

1974

3:00

Piazzolla, Astor

Argentina

Oblivion

1982

4:00

Ravel, Maurice

France

Pavane pour infante défunte

1899

7:00

Rochberg, George

USA

Ora pro nobis (Nach Bach II)

1989

10:30

Rodrigo, Joaquín

Spain

Aria Antigua

1960

3:30

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Brazil

"Aria" from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

1938

6:30

Wolff, Daniel

Brazil

Tremata e Choro

2013

8:15

Wolff, Daniel

Brazil

Cancao Ainda sem Palavras

2010

3:00

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