The classical guitar duo of David Pedrick and Jeremy Hutson was formed in 1998. Hailed as "master guitarists" by the Annapolis Capital Gazette, the Pedrick-Hutson Guitar Duo has given acclaimed performances throughout the eastern United States. Recent performance highlights include the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival, The Philadelphia Fringe Festival, The Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, concerts at the Delaware Center for the Performing Arts, The Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Johns Hopkins University Midday Concert Series.
Dedicated to both preserving the past and embracing the future, the duo's concert programs typically sample over four centuries of music by composers from around the globe. They have been invited to premiere several new compositions for guitar duo, trio and quartet in addition to their own original pieces and transcriptions of works by the masters.
Lauded as offering "an exquisite choice of repertoire played with a gusto rarely found among young guitar duos in America" (Classical Guitar Radio, Denver, CO), the duo's debut CD Mirage has garnered national acclaim for its diverse programming and sensitive ensemble. Selections from the CD have appeared on the play lists of NPR affiliates throughout the U.S. The duo has also appeared on such radio programs as Crossover, Classical Air, The Long and Dusty Road, and The Intimate Guitar.
In addition to their busy performance schedules, the Pedrick-Hutson Guitar Duo has frequently been invited to give master classes, clinics, and lecture-recitals. Their expertise in guitar education has led to invitations from many school districts, colleges, and arts-based educational centers in the Mid-Atlantic region.
David Pedrick is on the faculty of Lancaster Country Day School, where he serves as head of the guitar program, teaches general music, guitar classes, and conducts the orchestra. He has served as a contributing author for the Guitar Foundation of America and the Music Educators National Conference. Jeremy Hutson is on the faculty of Philadelphia Biblical University, The Lancaster Conservatory, and the Csehy Summer Music School. He is a 1999 third prize recipient of the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Competition.
Both artists earned graduate degrees in guitar performance and have performed in master classes for some of the world's leading guitarists.