The Astor Duo
Rachel and Simon began performing together as The Astor Duo in 2007, a flute and guitar ensemble named after the great Argentine composer, Astor Piazzolla. Although they were brought together through their mutual love of South American music, The Duo draw from an extensive and varied repertoire and are highly experienced in providing music for weddings, corporate functions and other events across the North of England.
As a skilled composer and arranger, Simon has transformed many popular, contemporary and traditional works into beautiful arrangements for the versatile flute and guitar ensemble. Bespoke arrangements of a particular song or work can be made upon request.
The Astor Duo also enjoy performing recitals to public and private audiences. Details of forthcoming events can be found on the Dawson Music Facebook page.
For booking enquires please contact via email.
The Astor Chamber Ensemble
In 2017, Rachel and Simon founded The Astor Chamber Ensemble. A variation of the more traditional guitar quintet, the ensemble comprises of Flute, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Guitar. As there is very little repertoire for this unique instrumentation, Simon enjoys arranging and adapting existing works to suit the beautiful timbres of the ensemble.
Details of forthcoming performances can be found on the Dawson Music Facebook page.