Programme to include works by Piazzolla, Bartok and Messiaen plus Macedonian folk music and music inspired by that of Brazil.
Formed in 2013, the Meraki Duo enjoys exploring the diversity of repertoire available to the flute-guitar pairing while contributing new arrangements of their own. Meera Maharaj (flute) and James Girling (guitar) both studied at the RNCM, sharing a passion for chamber music that extends to jazz, works by contemporary composers, and Brazilian folk. They love performing in a wide variety of contexts and venues; most recently, these have included Swaledale Festival, St James’s Church in Piccadilly, Manchester Cathedral, and the Bridgewater Hall as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend. They regularly perform for recital series across the UK, with recent concerts for Lake District Summer Music, Lymm Festival and Classical Cleveland. This year, they advanced to the final of the Royal Overseas League Competition (mixed ensembles category) in London.