Duo Beija-Flor

Hailed by San Francisco's Flute View magazine as “...an incredibly dynamic and creative team”, Duo Beija-Flor is known for their “masterful arrangements” (Flute Quarterly, USA) and present world-folk-inspired classical music with "superb playing, varied programs and infectious rhythms" (The Whole Note, Toronto). Composed of flautist Marie-Noëlle Choquette and guitarist Charles Hobson, the Quebec duo has performed throughout Canada, the United States, Argentina, and Costa Rica. Duo Beija-Flor presents a dynamic and accessible repertoire of classical works inspired by the many diverse cultures found around the world. This fresh and modern style highlights the emotions and experiences we all share, expressing them through the lens of global music. They have been featured guest artists on various media for their unique brand of classical repertoire (Radio-Canada, CIBL, Global TV). Additionally, the duo has received several awards and grants from organizations including the Canadian Arts Council, the Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec, the Leo Brouwer endowment from the Banff Arts Centre, and residency grants from the National Arts Centre and Orford Music, among others.