Andrew and Susan began collaborating in 2020, brought together by a shared love of music from the 17th & 18th centuries, as well as Celtic music. As an ensemble, they bring unique pairings of instruments to the stage. Between them, they cover guitar, lute, harpsichord, and Celtic harp, in various combinations. The repertoire they perform ranges from Renaissance, to Baroque, and Celtic - sometimes with a fusion somewhere in between.

The duo has performed on local music series around Ottawa (ON), and is popular in house concert settings. Their sound has been described as 'intimate,' 'captivating', 'unique'!  This being said, the duo is not afraid to be a little raucous, especially where Vivaldi and Scarlatti are concerned! 

 

Canadian guitarist Andrew Mah is a unique and exciting musician, widely regarded for his virtuosity, versatility, and heartfelt musicality. Born in Ottawa into a family of guitarists, he has performed professionally on classical guitar for more than 26 years, carving out a uniquely eclectic international career as a solo concert artist, chamber musician, teacher, arranger, producer, and adjudicator. Having played concerts across Canada, the US, and Europe, he was the first North American ever to tour in the Republic of Cape Verde. Adjunct to his performing career, he has been active in a presenting capacity as the former President of the Ottawa Guitar Society, and is often sought out for his expertise in the arrangement and notation of music from other cultures and styles into readable scores for classical musicians. His longterm project to record J.S. Bach’s entire catalogue of solo music for lute, violin, and cello is currently underway.

 

 

 

 

Harpsichordist and harpist Susan Toman also enjoys an eclectic career as solo concert artist, chamber musician,teacher, arranger, and recording artist. She earned a doctorate in music from McGill University in 2009, and was a prize winner at the 2007 Brugge International Harpsichord Competition. As a performer, Susan has appeared at early music festivals across North America. Locally, she has performed with groups Thirteen Strings and Music & Beyond, as well as with many small chamber ensembles. While she has enjoyed some university teaching in the past, notably at the University of Regina and Carleton University, her time is currently invested in her private music studio, where she teaches harp, piano, and harpsichord. Susan has recorded six CD albums as has put out several publications of harp music. She is married with two wonderful children, whom she homeschools.