Duo Dyad

Mandolin-Guitar Duo

Baltimore, MD
7 Played at 7 groupmuses!

Duo Dyad

Mandolin-Guitar Duo

About

Duo Dyad is a collaboration between mandolinist Joel Michael-Schwartz and guitarist Todd Shelar. Their performances span continents and centuries, and are by turning hypnotic, thrilling, joyful, and heart-wrenching. Both are commanding musicians in their own right, deeply dedicated the almost telepathic communication only found in small ensembles. They started playing and writing together due to their shared musical values and an interest in exploring and adapting traditions from around the world.

Music

Duo Dyad plays arrangements of music from around the world, with a special interest in the Italian mandolin tradition and music from South America.

Italian classical music (Carlo Munier, Raffaele Calace, Sirlen Della Lanca)
Balkan (traditional)
Latin (Astor Piazzolla, Traditional, A. Alexander)
Jazz (Swing, Great American Songbook)
Celtic (traditional, O'Carolan)
Contemporary (Brian Israel, Stephen Pearson)
Classical (Telemann, Beethoven, J.S. Bach, Tarrega)

Videos

Audio

Embraceable You

Just Friends

Past groupmuses (7)

  • Evening of Mandolin and more

    Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: King Farm
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin-Guitar Duo
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 5 years ago

  • Glen Neighborhood Groupmuse

    Sunday, Mar 17, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Glen, Baltimore
    • Composers: Tarrega, Johnson, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 5 years ago

  • Chamber Music for Thanksgiving Orphans

    Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Shaw, Washington DC
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Groupmusing on the Hill!

    Friday, Nov 9, 2018 7:30 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Northeast Washington, Washington
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Sunset Strings

    Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Rosemont, Alexandria
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • A different kind of string duo in Shaw

    Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Shaw, Washington DC
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Outdoors

    Concert on the Lawn

    Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Wiltondale
    • Composers: Tarrega, Telemann, Munier, Piazzolla
    • Instruments: Mandolin and Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago