Mark and Beverly Davis
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Mark and Beverly Davis


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"Chuck Hulihan speaks!"

Two artists who really speak poetry on the guitar. The music is engaging and the playing is elegant and ethereal. I really appreciate the clear phrasing, strong interpretation, and colorful articulations of these two players
Chuck Hulihan – guitarist, pedagague
- CD Baby

"Composer Maria Linnemann comments:"

Hello again! - I couldn't resist going onto your myspace site now after all, and am just listening for the second time to your gorgeous performance of Lass of Patey's Mill ... What a treat!! Your 'Farewell to Sterling' sounds like the little Irish harp I used to have years ago!... Splendid! Wonderful!
Maria Linnemann, Composer/guitarist
- YouTube

"Per-Olov weighs in:"

What a beautiful sound you have together. It makes my heart ache with feelings. Thank you.
Per-Olov Kindgren, guitarist/composer. Denmark
- YouTube


"Ayres and Dances for Two Guitars" North Meadow Music.
"Guitar Cafe" Soundworks.



Mark and Beverly Davis have performed together since 2001. Their repertoire consists of pieces they have chosen for musical interest and emotional depth, drawing from the international repertoire for two guitars, including traditional songs of the British Isles, pieces from the Spanish tradition by Halfter and Soler, and contemporary compositions. Recently they have added mandolin and guitar duets from the French, Brazilian and American traditions. Mark and Beverly Davis have performed in concerts in New England, Germany, Portugal, Spain and Australia. In October of 2011 they performed as TRIO 868 (with mandolinist Fabio Gallucci) at the Festival Mandolines de Lunel (FRANCE). While attending the Nurtingen Guitar Festival 2004, they performed in the world premiere of ‘Concertino de Nurtingen’ by the noted French guitarist/composer Roland Dyens. In January 2008, the couple performed at the FAME convention in Sydney, Australia. In July 2008 the duo performed the world premiere of "Flowers of Spain" by the American composer John Craton. A concerto in six movements for two guitars and mandolin orchestra, this piece was commissioned by Alex Timmerman, director of Het Consort (Zwolle, NL) who also conducted the premiere.
In 2012 the Duo will return to the FAME Festival where they will perform and Mr. Davis will conduct the Festival Orchestra in a premiere of Robert Kaye's "Poems from the Fridge" for chorus and mandolin orchestra.

For more than three decades Mark Davis has been a leader in the field of plucked string music, known equally for his work as a guitarist, conductor and educator. Mr. Davis began his guitar studies with Hibbard Perry of Providence, and later became a protégé of the German guitarist/conductor Siegfried Behrend, studying at his annual summer classes in Ahlmuhltal and performing under his direction in the Deutsches Zupforchester. Mr. Davis appears on many CD recordings, including the Grammy-nominated ‘Vienna Nocturne’ (North Star Records). His international appearances include the Festival Internacional Musica de Plettro in Spain, and the Kobe International Music Festival. Pieces written for Mr. Davis include the Suite No. 6 by Guido Santorsola and Suite, op. 242 by Ernst Krenek. Mark Davis is the music director of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra, one of the leading plucked string ensembles in the U.S., with a reputation for championing original contemporary compositions.

Beverly Davis studied the classical guitar with Reed Desrosier at Keene State College, and performs with the Providence Mandolin Orchestra. As a member of this organization, she has performed in concerts in Germany, France, Luxembourg, Canada, and the U.S. Festival appearances include the Internacional Musica de Plectro festival in Rioja, the Kennedy Center, Place d'Armes (Luxembourg), Oberbayerisches Zupforchester Festival (Munich), and the CMSA annual conventions in Washington, Louisville, Providence, and Toronto.