Cygnus Ensemble


LZ Bells

Lz Bells features one of America's great new music champions, soprano Elizabeth Farnum with Anderson and Fader pulling all their strings--guitars, mandolins, tenor banjo, and theorbo.    Praised by the New York Times for her “honeyed tone”, Elizabeth Farnum is one of today’s most highly sought-after vocalists in the field of modern music. The three have been working together for over two decades doing new music by Charles Wuorinen,  Sidney Corbett,  Frank Brickle, as well as the established plucked repertoire from Dowland to Britten.   The trio has recorded on Furious Artisans Records, CRi.    "...sung with characteristic warmth and confidence...."  --Paul Griffiths, New York Times


Anderson-Forsyth Duo

The Anderson/Forsyth Duo, guitar & piano, has performed in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia.  Recordings on Furious Artisans, CRi, Albany Records, and Soundspells Productions.  The duo's recording of Charles Wuorinen's exquisite Sonata for Guitar and Piano, for Albany Records, was selected by Art of the States for broadcasts in 51 countries around the world.   


"--virtuosos in their own right, and together produce chamber music proper...close observance of each other's actions...a very tight performance." ---Fanfare Magazine--May/June 2009



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Anderson Fader Duo

The Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo has been heard in concerts throughout the US, Latin America and Europe, playing any and all repertoire for pairs of plucked strings.  Both were proteges of the legendary guitarist David Starobin.   Based in New York City, the duo performed with many presenters and organizations, including ISCM, Music From Japan, Theater Chamber Players, and with James Levine and the Metropolitan Opera Chamber Players.   The duo is regularly featured on concerts given by the Cygnus Ensemble, most recently in a residency at the Library of Congress.

Anderson & Fader have made recorded for Bridge Records, Furious Artisans, Tzadik.   Le Cirque, on Furious Artisans, showcases their early 21st C. repertoire.
"Electrifying"….NY Times


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