Duo Ditirambo is formed by violist Noelia Gómez and guitarist Alfonso Aguirre Dergal, both winners of numerous international prizes and awards individually. The duo was founded in 2008 while Noelia and Alfonso were completing their graduate studies at Yale University´s School of Music. Since then, the duo has received international accolades. Their performances include recitals as well as solo concerto appearances at music festivals, on concert series and TV broadcasts in various countries.
In recent dates Dúo Ditirambo has performed in Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, USA and Mexico in venues such as the IV “Borguitar” Festival, XXXII Festival Internacional de Música “Manuel de Falla”, Teatros del Canal, V Festival Internacional de Guitarra “Ciudad de Caravaca”, XXIII Jornadas de Música Contemporánea de Segovia, Teatro Juan Bravo, Real Conservatorio Superior de Madrid, Yale Guitar Extravaganza 2016, UK Internacional Guitar Series, XVII Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Taxco, XXXIX Festival de Guitarra de Paracho, IX Festival Internacional de Guitarra “Ramón Noble”, XI Festival Internacional de Guitarra de Sonora, II Festival Nuntempa de Música Contemporánea, XXVIII Festival Cultural de Zacatecas, among others.
The Duo has soloed in USA with the American Wind Smphony Orchestra conducted by Robert A. Boudreau and in Spain with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Segovia under conductor Álvaro Mendía in the Alcázar de Segovia (Segovia´s Castle).
Their album Perpetuum Mobile has been reviewed as “a great album… bright and elegant, with an evocative and melancholic mood that gives it immense beauty…” (Histéricas Grabaciones, Spain, 2016).
Dúo Ditirambo is a music ensemble of Mediaset España, for which they have filmed ten works for the TV production “Musical Cities”, which broadcasts nationally since January 2016 in Telecinco, Spain, and which will be included shortly in the In-flight entertainment of Iberia Airlines.
The duo has premiered original works for this combination by composers such as Mario Gosálvez Blanco, Fernando Buide del Real, Leonardo Coral, Flores Chaviano, Claudia Herrerías, among others.
Currently, both Noelia and Alfonso are completing their last year of PhD studies in music performance at the Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal.