Duo Chuva was founded in 2018 by guitarists Rafael Onyett and Borna Kuca, whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. Under the tutelage of renowned guitarist Craig Ogden, the guitar/mandolin duo quickly developed a strong musical chemistry and have since performed frequently across the UK. Such venues include Preston Museum, Wakefield Cathedral, Whitworth Art Gallery, Bury Parish Church, Instituto Cervantes and Bridgewater Hall as part of Craig Ogden’s ‘Big Guitar Weekend.’ Recently, Chuva also performed at the Royal Overseas Clubhouse in London after reaching the semi-finals of their prestigious annual music competition.
Although a Manchester-based duo, Borna originally hails from Croatia and Rafael is of Latin American heritage. The result is an interesting amalgamation of varied musical experiences and cultures, and an overall desire to explore music from different parts of the world. This is reflected in a diverse mixture of classical and folk repertoire and even the exploration of different folk instruments, such as the mandolin.
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