The Albach Duo is comprised of Rebecca Baulch and David Black, both international prize-winning graduates of the Royal College of Music. The Duo have played at the Houses of Parliament, the Long Room at the Oval, the Orangery at Kew Gardens, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Gallery amongst other venues. Their repertoire spans the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and twentieth/ twenty-first-century periods and includes an extensive collection of South American and Spanish music.
David Black was born in 1978 in Bangor, North Wales and began playing the guitar at the age of 10. In 2000 he graduated with first Class Honours from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music where he studied with Allan Neave. In 2004 he completed an MMus at the Royal College of Music, London studying guitar with Gary Ryan and lute with Jakob Lindberg. Since college, David has been busy performing a wide range of music on guitar, lute and electric guitar. Performances include the Vivaldi double guitar concerto, with Slava Grigoryan and the Orchestra of St John Smith’s Square in Edinburgh; the Concierto des Aranjuez at the Ulster Hall, Belfast; a featured concert at the Dundee Guitar Festival and 2nd prize at the International Guitar Competition there. David regularly performs solo, as one half of the ‘Albach Guitar Duo’ and is a member of the contemporary music group ‘Rarescale’
Rebecca Baulch was born in 1978 in London and began playing the guitar when she was 6, taught by her parents. Rebecca studied at the Purcell School of Music where she was a scholar under the Music and Ballet Schools Scheme and at the Royal College of Music where she was a Foundation Scholar. Rebecca’s career has taken her to concert halls and festivals all over the world, including the Wigmore Hall, London’s South Bank Centre, St George’s Bristol, festivals in New York, Italy, France and Hungary, and she has appeared on BBC 1, BBC 3, BBC Radio 3, and Classic FM. Rebecca is a member of the Appassionata trio with Hayley Savage and Amanda Cook and has recorded two CDs with the trio: Let Go (BGS 111) and Watersmeet (Cadenza Music CACD 0603)