Genres You Will Love
Classical: Contemporary Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Featuring Guitar Latin: General Classical: Chamber Music

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United States - Missouri


Hanser-McClellan Guitar Duo

John McClellan and Kirk Hanser began performing together in 1996, each already being an
established solo artist in his own right. As a duo, they quickly became known for their
choice of entertaining programs, their technical and musical prowess, and their abilities for
connecting with audiences. Over the years, they have become recognized by critics and
audiences alike as one of the most highly respected chamber music groups in the U.S.

The Hanser-McClellan Duo’s recordings have received awesome reviews both by music critics and by the public. Their most recent feature recording, La Vida Breve, includes several exciting world premiere recordings - most of which were written for or dedicated to the HMGD - by such award-winning composers as Jorge Morel, Rico Stover and Jonas Mollberg. 2012's Slightly Above Below-Average, a tribute to the duo's friend, mentor, and multi-Grammy winning guitarist/producer, Chet Atkins, finds Kirk and John performing with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Grammy-award winners Janis Ian, the LAGQ, Vince Gill and many more.

Since 1996, the HMGD has performed throughout the US and Europe, including being the only outside duo invited to do a teaching residency for the Paris Conservatory in the long history of the school.

They have performed for such diverse events as the Sheldon Classics Series (St. Louis, MO), the "Great Guitarists Concert Series" in Austin, TX, the Kansas City Guitar Society, the South Bay Guitar Society (San Francisco), The Allegra Guitar Society (Fort Worth and
Dallas, TX), Chapelle du Solare in Bordeaux, France, the International Guitar Foundation of America Conference (1999 & again in 2005), and even the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Festival.