Edwin Huizinga and William Coulter are Fire & Grace, an eclectic collaboration between guitarist William Coulter and violinist Edwin Huizinga. This unique duo explores the connective musical elements of classical, folk, and contemporary traditions from around the world. Fire & Grace’s repertoire is vast, ranging from Bach to Vivaldi, tango to Celtic tunes, traditional Bulgarian to American fiddle tunes and waltzes, all played with a sense of discovery and commitment to the elements of passion and virtuosity – fire and grace – found in these diverse traditions. They recorded their third project together among the redwoods of Northern California. The result, Alma (Spanish for “soul”), is full of folksy charm, combining Baroque music with melodies from Argentina, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Sweden.
Edwin Huizinga is a composer, a member of the JUNO-nominated indie-rock band The Wooden Sky, and has performed around the world as part of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. William Coulter is a GRAMMY-winning and critically acclaimed guitarist who specializes in traditional guitar music, and runs a classical guitar studio in California.
They will be joined by archguitar legend, Peter Blanchette, who has collaborated with the duo on the West Coast.