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This is also the first "guitar duel" between a classical guitarist and a metal guitarist. The Chief plays with clean guitar sound on this recording.
The two guitarists met when they both performed at the prestigious Bergen International Festival in June 2013. They agreed to cooperate, and soon after they started to work on this piece of music. It took five months to prepare, and the recording took place in November 2013, at Modern World Studios in Cotswolds, England. Produced and mixed by James Mottershead. Mastering by Stephen Marsh.
The Commander-In-Chief has been featured in major music magazines, in several countries, and she has been called "1 of 10 modern guitar Gods" by Metal Hammer UK, "The Queen of Shred" by Total Guitar Magazine and national TV, NRK, in Norway featured her as one of today's pioneers and role models in music, in October 2013.
Thomas Valeur has a master's degree in music from the prestigious Grieg Academy in Bergen, Norway. He has mesmerized audiences all over Europe with his classical guitar playing.
Both guitarists are from Bergen, where Thomas Valeur lives. The Commander grew up in many different countries and lives in Berkshire, England.
Zigeunerweisen Op.20 guitar duel The Commander-In-Chief feat. Thomas Valeur