Flutist Lara Deutsch and guitarist Adam Cicchillitti will open the Scotia Festival Music’s 2023-2024 season as part of its Chamber Player series. The duo comes to The Peggy Corkum Music Room to support their new album Wanderlust, released on Halifax’s Leaf Music label last month.
[Wanderlust] is the first of many albums for our duo, as we’re committed to sharing lesser-known, but amazing repertoire for flute and guitar with audiences everywhere. – Lara Deutsch
The new album is a collection of folk-inspired pieces tracing their heritage through various global folk music traditions. Conceived during the heart of the pandemic, it consists of seven eclectic tracks, ranging from a Piazzolla tango to a Folk Suite by Jason Noble.
“This album is reflective of the pandemic’s silver lining,” says Deutsch. “Being grounded inspired us to take listeners on a musical ‘world tour’ when they couldn’t otherwise travel. It’s the first of many albums for our duo, as we’re committed to sharing lesser-known, but amazing repertoire for flute and guitar with audiences everywhere.”
Recipient of the 2019-2020 $125,000 Prix Goyer, the biggest prize in Canada for a collaborative emerging artist in classical music, Deutsch is an avid chamber musician and has previously recorded two chamber music albums on the Leaf Music label.
An award-winning classical guitarist, the Montreal-born Cicchillitti was awarded the Classical Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards in 2021 for his album Focus, and his album Intimate Impressions was nominated in the same category in 2022. He is currently a guitar instructor at New Brunswick’s Mount Allison University.
Both musicians have previously been named one of Canada’s Top 30 Under 30 emerging classical music talents by our national broadcaster.
Lara Deutsch and Adam Cicchillitti open the Scotia Festival of Music’s 2023-2024 season on September 27 at The Peggy Corkum Music Room (6181 Lady Hammond Rd, Halifax). Visit scotiafestival.com for tickets and information.