Two Guitars and No Passports (2021 - )
Grooves abound in this acoustic and electric guitar meltdown featuring Marcos Villalta and Rose Gonzalez going nuts for their apple-of-the-eye tunes. With diverse musical influences and free inspiration, this duo seek to play on an open field of aural goodness. Original arrangements and improvisation feature in this duo, with a penchant for music by Brazilian and Latin artists.
This group was dedicated to uncovering the music of the legendary Brazilian improviser and virtuoso Hermeto Pascoal. Listen to them here.
D E B R I S (2018-2019) by Awareaway
A cross-disciplinary production by Awareaway which combined live music with visual arts and documentary on plastic waste to spread an urgent message of environmental awareness.
A finger-style guitarist with a love for Latin American guitar music, Rose’s devotion to the guitar started from a young age and has continued into tertiary level, spanning various guitar teachers and music mentors from Australia to Latin America. As a soloist, Rose’s repertoire features an array of classical guitar music from different eras, influences and popular styles.
In 2019 Rose began her Guitar Kingdom residency at Open Studio Bar "where cult guitarists descend for some gentle shredding on the fine stringbox”. Rose also forms part of the guitar duo ’Two Guitars and No Passports’ alongside Marcos Villalta, featuring Latin music and improvisation.
Rose completed her Masters in Music Performance in 2018 under the guidance of Dr Ken Murray (Head of Guitar, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music).