MK Duo is a duo formed by two Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduates. Roberto Kuhn (Guitar) and Callum Morton (Mandolin) met whilst studying and instantly took advantage of potential of their instrumental arrangement. Since forming in 2015, they have tested their unique arrangement in formal concerts, masterclasses and recitals and have been coached by renowned classical guitarists such as Allan Neave, Matthew McAllister and Marco Ramelli. The Duo joined Live Music Now Scotland in 2016.
Callum Morton graduated from the City of Edinburgh Music School under Lise Aferiat (BBC Scottish Symphony) and Rachel Smith (Scottish Chamber Orchestra) winning the prestigious Waddell string prize. Callum was the first BMus mandolin student to be accepted into the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland studying under Barbara Pommerenke-Steel. He has competed in the BMG (British Banjo Mandolin Guitar) festival, achieving first place in the Solo Mandolin Competition.
Callum has played in many orchestras within the UK taking him to venues such as the Usher hall (Edinburgh Youth Orchestra) and London’s Festival Hall (National Youth Orchestra of Iraq) and worked with mandolin orchestras such as Da capo Alba and the Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra.
Roberto Hernán Kuhn Versluys gained his Masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He previously completed a Bachelor Degree in Music Performance (Guitar), a degree in Musical Composition and a degree in Musical Education in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. Roberto has participated in the Guitar Ensemble of Chile, The Pontifical Catholic University Guitar Ensemble, The PUC Institute of Music Guitar Ensemble and has recently worked alongside the Jugend-Guitarrenorchester Baden-Wurttemberg Guitar Orchestra from Germany. His solo work has taken him to parts of America, including Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia and Chile.
In 2011, Roberto was awarded the Multidisciplinary Scholarship for excellent academic achievements in two different fields of study (Musical Composition and Performance Guitar). In 2013 he was awarded the Scholarship Outstanding Performer, by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to students that excel in the performing arts. In 2015 he was awarded a scholarship by the Ibanez-Atkinson foundation to continue his studies in Glasgow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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