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Violin and Guitar
Origin Arizona, United States
Genres Contemporary classical
Occupation(s) Chamber ensemble
Years active 1994-present
Labels Albany Records, Summit Records, Centaur Records, Guitar Plus Records, Parma Recordings, NEOS, Meyer Media, Beauport Classical
Website duo46.com
Members Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould, violin
Dr. Matthew Gould, guitar

The American ensemble Duo46 was established in 1994 in Tucson, Arizona by guitarist Dr. Matthew Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider-Gould Since then, they have emerged through their commissioning, performing around the world, recording and teaching as a leading advocate of contemporary chamber music with guitar (duets, trios and double concertos). Their repertoire of over 500 original works includes over 100 works either commissioned or dedicated to them. They also perform with Friends in trios including with mandolin (Avi Avital, cello (Erich Oscar Huetter, Austria) and piano (Nathanael May, USA). Formerly on the faculty of Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Paradise Valley Community College and Arizona State University, they are now based in Sudbury, Ontario CANADA teaching at Cambrian College.


  • 2013 Ontario Arts Council commissioning grant for Duo46 with Canadian composer Robert Lemay
  • 2009 Barlow Commissioning Grant for "Blurring Cloud" by Michael Quell for The Strung Out Trio (Duo46 and pianist Nathanael May)
  • U.S. Embassy Touring Sponsorship in cities of Santiago and Talca, Chile
  • CBC Radio 2 Commissioning Grant for "On Freedom" by John Oliver for Duo46 and Digital Sound
  • Composer Forum ENCORE Performance Grant for "Trigger" by John Mayrose for Violin and Guitar
  • 2005 Barlow Commissioning Grant for "Fancywork" by Geoffrey Gordon for Violin and Guitar
  • 2011 Barlow Commissioning Grant for "Blurring Cloud" for Violin, Guiar and Piano (the Strung Out Trio) by Michael Quell.
  • 2012 Ontario Arts Council Composition Commission Grant with Robert Lemay.
  • Feline Shouse Fellowship, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival


Duo46 has made appearances at several music festivals

  • 2009-2014 Soundscape New Music Festival, Italy (performance, clinicians)
  • 2006-2008 Cortona Contemporary Music Festival, Italy (performance, clinicians)
  • 2011 Guitar Foundation of America, Georgia (performance, adjudication, clinicians)
  • 2009 Guitar Foundation of America, Los Angeles (clinicians)
  • 2008 Guitar Foundation of America, San Francisco Conservatory (performance)
  • 2006 Guitar Foundation of America, Oberlin Conservatory
  • 2006 Entrecuerdas Guitar Festival, Chile (performance, masterclasses, clinicians)
  • 2006 Arizona Western Arts Alliance, Los Angeles (Chamber Music America Ensemble Showcase)
  • 2005 CSU Fresno New Music Festival (performance, clinicians)
  • 2003 Hermopoulis International Guitar Festival, Greece
  • 2004 University of Minnesota Deluth New Music Festival (performance, masterclasses, clinicians)
  • 2002 Styria Chamber Music Festival, Austria (performance)
  • 1999 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Michigan (performance)
  • 1998 Music '98, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Ohio (performance)


  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  • European Broadcasting Union
  • National Public Radio
  • Radio New Zealand
  • Bayrak Radio and Television (Turkey)

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