Bio

Derek Charke (flutes) and Eugene Cormier (guitar) formed the Charke/Cormier Duo several years ago culminating in a debut recital at the KC Irving Centre in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. This sonorous union of flute and guitar continues to charm audiences across the Maritimes. Their repertoire includes many of the most important works for this pairing of instruments, and creates a sonic journey for audiences from the street corners of Argentina to the halls of Europe, as well as introducing fresh new works created today. Both performers are highly accomplished musicians who are on the teaching faculty at Acadia University’s School of Music.


“The Cormier/Charke Duo played in our Neil-Michaud hall last week and this was one of the most interesting concerts of this year’s series. The repertoire, the sound quality, the complicity of the artists were just awesome. This duo is dynamite, the music flows easily and vividly, the whole concert passed as in a few minutes, keeping the audience intent and watchful : the best feeling one wishes to have when attending a concert. Our Dept. of music can’t wait for their next show”

Michel Cardin, Feb. 2016