Madera Dulce

Bass Clarinet &  Contrabass Instrumental Duo

tel: 720.280.0886 | email: MaderaDulce@gmail.com

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music from a deeper perspective...
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the undisputed king of the woodwinds...
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six strings of low resonance...
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looks even better in Italian...
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the extra 'o' gives it some class, no?...

Who We Are

"A lush and bohemian instrumental duo with sultry Mediterranean overtones."
"Madera Dulce is a unique combination of Bass Clarinet and Contrabass Guitar that elicits an inviting and elusive sound; a deep resonant acoustic tonality."
"A unique and engaging vision of modern and impassioned instrumental music."

What We Do

"This innovative duo paints an eclectic blend of musical artistry. With influences of the classical to the avant-garde, from improvisational ethnic and jazz idioms, of Middle Eastern and European elements, they draw inspiration from their gypsy heritage and weave it into the musical tapestry of the world around us."

performance excerpts


Madera Dulce primarily focuses their energy towards live performance. However, new compositions and recordings are often in progress, and some excerpts will occasionally be posted below. The selections will rotate from time to time, showing a small cross-section of the varied repertoire the duo performs live. last updated ·  April 22, 2018


excerpt title composer/performer
 
Feeling Good Nina Simone
Bistro Fada Stephane Wrembel
RoxyRolaCola Alun Cook
The Selfsame Hour Madera Dulce
Milonga y Danza Gianfranco Gioia
"It Takes Two..." Timothy Goplerud
 
All selections © 2011-2018 Madera Dulce. All rights reserved.
Audio recording, mixing, and mastering by Madera Dulce.
  • Bronwyn

    Bass Clarinet, Soprano Clarinets

    Bronwyn has performed with many ensembles internationally; United States, Mexico, Canada, and Asia. She also works in recording studios, playing a variety of styles, and is the original founder of Madera Dulce.

    When performing in the Los Angeles area, Bronwyn has freelanced with many acclaimed orchestras, and played under the direction of such famous names as John Williams, Maurice Jarre, Herbie Hancock, and Elmer Bernstein.

    In addition, she has been a featured soloist with acclaimed ensembles such as the Grand Piano Symphony, and performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto as a guest artist with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Hollywood Pops Orchestra, she had the opportunity to perform a concert tour of Taiwan.

    Bronwyn studied Bass Clarinet and Soprano Clarinet with; Gary Bovyer of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, David Howard of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hanoch Tel-Oren of the Jerusalem Symphony, Cris Inguanti of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and David Shifrin of the American Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Symphony. She has also participated in Master classes with Georgina Dobrée of the Royal Academy of London, and Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


  • Derek

    Fretted & Fretless 6-stringContrabass Guitars

    Derek is an instrumentalist with a varied background in many styles of music. Playing and performing professionally for over 35 years, he has been involved in numerous generes of musical performance; from big band, swing, and jazz to afro/cuban, blues and pop, from rock music to classical chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.

    In addition to instrumental performance, Derek has been a composer in various idioms for many years. The music collection of Madera Dulce contains some of his original compositions and he has also created the arrangements for most of their repertoire.

    As well as being half of Madera Dulce, Derek has performed chamber music with the woodwind quintet Ofiralane, the clarinet quartet Dalbergia, the Whatcom Ensemble, Classical Revolution PDX and Classical Revolution Colorado.

    He has had the opportunity to perform live and on record for many artists and groups as both a permanent member and as a freelance artist over the years in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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