About MIYABI DUO
Drawing on a large range of musical influences, the Miyabi Duo is a versatile ensemble comprising Saki Kato (Japan) and Hugh Millington (UK). Together they perform a variety of music for two guitars, ranging from new compositions to music on nineteenth-century period guitars.
With a special passion for performing new music, the duo regularly collaborates with composers on new pieces for guitar, in both concerts and recordings. These have included music by Sylvia Lim, Timothy Bowers, Stephen Balfour, and Mihailo Trandafilovski, whose pieces they premiered at the Wigmore Hall in 2021 and 2022. They have also recorded music by Edward Cowie and Mihailo Trandafilovski on the albums Streams and Particles and Polychromy, both released by Métier in 2022 and available on all streaming platforms.
The Miyabi Duo works extensively in community music-making contexts, and in 2020, the duo was awarded the Wigmore Hall Learning/Open Academy Ensemble Fellowship. This led them to work with people of all ages across Wigmore Hall Learning’s vast programme. Based in Suffolk, they frequently collaborate with various organisations including Britten Pears Arts.
Upcoming projects include a recital at Wigmore Hall on 4th November 2023, and a recording project for the complete guitar music of Timothy Bowers.