Formed in 2002, Duo Transatlantique combines the prize-winning talents of guitarists Benjamin Beirs and Maud Laforest. Soon after beginning their studies at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, the two decided to form a guitar duo, under the guidance of Julian Gray, an acclaimed chamber musician and founder of the Gray-Pearl guitar duo. In 2005, Ben embarked on his first journey to France, where the duo won first prize in the Union Française des Artistes Musiciens Guitar Duo Competition and played a concert in the American Cathedral in Paris. Since then, they have continued touring annually. Currently, both Ms. Laforest and Mr. Beirs are living in France.
"This duo impresses by the synergy it displays in a repertoire both varied and ambitious.""
Superbe ce midi, au Mans, le Duo Transatlantique est à Montfort, ce soir
Si vous les avez manqués ce midi, tout n'est pas perdu. Il vous reste une chance d'aller écouter et applaudir Maud Laforest et Ben Biers, les deux guitaristes du Duo Transatlantique aujourd'hui. Après leur très beau concert. … Que du bonheur !""