Acclaim for Environs
"...the duo performs these pieces with a verve that would likely have astounded those venerable masters."
Alan Fark, Minor 7th Acoustic Guitar Music Review
"The Pedrick-Hutson Duo are masters of traditional classical music but, foremost, excel in creating an atmosphere of moving pieces by young composers, with a new approach to classical guitar music."
Henk te Veldhuis, Bridge Guitar Review (The Netherlands)
"...the playing is expert, tight, and thoroughly entertaining.."
Ben Ohmart, The Muse's Muse
"My hat is off to Pedrick and Hutson; they exemplify the legacy of the genre and brilliantly recreate the music in their own way on this recording."
Keith Hannaleck, Progressive World
"...one of those CDs rarely heard that frees memories from the corners of the mind with its subtle inflections."
Patrick Glendening, The Kennett Paper (PA)
"...moody, climactic, and wonderful music."
Artur Chachlowski, Radio Alfa Krakow (Poland)
The classical guitar duo of David Pedrick and Jeremy Hutson was formed in 1998. Hailed as “master guitarists” (Annapolis Capital Gazette), the Pedrick-Hutson Guitar Duo has given critically acclaimed performances throughout the eastern United States. Recent performance highlights include the Steinway 150th Anniversary Concert Series, 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. Selections from their two acclaimed recordings, Mirage (2002) and Environs (2003), have been featured on NPR affiliates throughout the United States. The duo has also been heard on radio programs such as Crossover, The Long and Dusty Road, Classical Air, 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 faculties of Philadelphia Biblical University, The Lancaster Conservatory, and the Csehy Summer School of Music. 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.