Stick&Bow

marimba & cello

“Bursting with energy, charm, and high musical IQ, Stick & Bow combine two fabulous players in a wondrous and seductive union of sounds.”

— Eric Siblin

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Biography

Stick&Bow, formed by Krystina Marcoux (marimba) and Juan Sebastian Delgado (cello), explores, arranges and commissions works that are both daring and enjoyable. In concerts for chamber music audiences and for children, they combine music with story-telling. The powerful combination of the cello with the marimba transforms familiar works in refreshing and unexpected ways.

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Programmes and projects

Exploring the connections between classical music and popular tunes. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Bartok, Boccherini, Shostakovich, Schumann, Luna Pearl Woolf, Nina Simone, Paco de Lucia, Radiohead, Jason Noble, Irish Folklore, and more! RESONANCE was developed in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Original works for cello and marimba by Argentinian composers highlighting the many facets of tango and Argentina's musical evolution. Featuring works by Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Golijov, Jorge Bosso, Marcelo Nisinman, Pablo Ortiz, and Luis Naon

A fun-filled family program commission by the Lyon Biennale for Young Audiences. Improvisations in Steve Reich style, body percussion and playful sketches between each work. Music by J.S. Bach and others

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ground-breaking new tango composer Astor Piazzolla, legendary pianist/composer Gustavo Beytelmann
and his quartet will feature arrangements of Piazzolla’s explosive music together with Beytelmann's works, in a unique voyage where tango meets jazz and classical music. This program will also feature the vibraphone masterpieces that Piazzolla wrote for Gary Burton.

Reviews

LA SCENA MUSICALE

 

“Krystina Marcoux (the “stick”) can make the marimba a sweetly melodic as well as percussive instrument. Juan Sebastian Delgado on the cello shifts easily from baroque-ese to the earthier style required by a Stéphane Grappelli tribute titled Tzigane.” 

—  Arthur Kaptainis

February 2020

THE WHOLE NOTE

 

“This is a luxurious interpretation, filled with exotic flavours and unusual nuances, as well as a seamless segue into a bebop-centric idyll of pizzicato and percussion, defined by razor sharp time and profound dynamics – and yes, a Marimba can be played with dynamics!” 

—  Lesley Mitchell-Clarke

January 2020

“Débordant d'énergie, de charme et d'intelligence musicale, Stick&Bow combine deux musiciens fabuleux dans un univers musical merveilleux et séduisant.” 

—  Eric Siblin

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