About Stick&Bow

Stick&Bow, “The trailblazing Montreal duo that plays everything from Bach to Radiohead” (CBC Music’s The Intro), unites Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Classically trained musicians, they present a wide spectrum of musical styles, ranging from rock to gypsy-jazz and baroque to tango. Their eclectic repertoire features original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history, highlighting the potential of their instruments combined. In their creative process, Stick&Bow combines musical narration with humor and story telling in which the powerful combination of cello and marimba transforms the listening of familiar works in refreshing and unexpected ways. Stick&Bow is also strongly committed to the music of our time, commissioning works that are daring yet accessible from composers such as Luis Naon, Camille Pépin, Luna Pearl Woolf, Jason Noble, Marcelo Nisinman, Jean-Pierre Drouet and many more.

Formé de Krystina Marcoux (marimba) et de Juan Sebastian Delgado (violoncelle), Stick&Bow explore, arrange et commande des oeuvres qu’il souhaite audacieuses tout en étant accessibles. En concert, pour un public de musique de chambre et publics jeunesses, ils offrent un savant mélange de musique et d'humour. L'unique union du violoncelle au mairmba transforme des oeuvres connues d'une manière singulière, rafraichissante et non-attendue.

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Playing baroque or tango, rock or gypsy jazz, Stick & Bow brings unique passion, ingenuity and technical mastery to the eclectic and powerful arrangements of some of the most celebrated musics in history, presenting the infinite potential of its combined instruments in refreshing and unexpected ways.” 

Musica Clasica BA, May 2020


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.” 

—  Scena Musicale, Arthur Kaptainis, February 2020


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!” 

The Whole Note, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, January 2020

Playing baroque or tango, rock or gypsy jazz, Stick & Bow brings unique passion, ingenuity and technical mastery to the eclectic and powerful arrangements of some of the most celebrated musics in history, presenting the infinite potential of its combined instruments in refreshing and unexpected ways.” 

Musica Clasica BA, Mai 2020


Krystina Marcoux (le « bâton ») peut faire du marimba un instrument doux et mélodieux et à la fois percutant. Juan Sebastien Delgado au violoncelle passe facilement du style baroque au style plus terre à terre qu’exige un hommage à Stéphane Grappelli (intitulé Tzigane).” 

—  Scena Musicale, Arthur Kaptainis, Février 2020


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!” 

The Whole Note, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Janvier 2020

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Resonance
from Bach to Radiohead
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Piazzola & Beyond
with Gustavo Beytelmann
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All the Madmen
Neutrality is a choice
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Perpetual Projek
Trio cello, marimba and accordion
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Bavela
family programme
 

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