Who we Are

The energetic Montreal-based duo Stick&Bow unites Canadian marimba player Krystina Marcoux and Argentinian cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado. Classically trained musicians, they strive to present a wide spectrum of musical styles, ranging from rock to
gypsy-jazz, baroque or tango. Their eclectic repertoire features original arrangements of some of the most celebrated works in history, showing the potential of their instruments combined. In their creative process, they combine musical narration with humor and
story-telling in which the powerful combination of cello&
marimba transforms the listening of familiar works in refreshing and unexpected ways.Stick&Bow is also strongly committed to the music of our time, commissioning works that are daring yet accessible from composers Luis Naon, Camille Pépin, Luna Pearl Woolf, Jason Noble, Marcelo Nisinman, and more.
Stick&Bow’s critically-acclaimed debut album Resonance is praised by Toronto’s The WholeNote as “just brilliant” & “totally delightful” and by La Scena Musicale as full of “pleasant surprises.”

Marimba player Krystina Marcoux and cellist Juan Sebastian Delgado have brought their innovative new program – featuring music from Bach to Radiohead – around Quebec and New Brunswick as “Emerging Artists” of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada in 2019, along with recent stops in Paris and New York City in
January 2020.

Some of their upcoming projects in 2020 will bring alive : All the Madmen featuring music from Beethoven to Bowie, commissioned by Festival Classica ; a new theatrical show around El dia de los muertos commissioned by Arte Musica et Salle
Bourgie ; Johann Sebastian Bach’s six trio sonatas along with renowned harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour at the Festival Bach ; a latin-american program commissioned by Baruch College in New York.

First-prize winner at the Latin-American Cello Competition (2008), Juan Sebastian holds a Doctoral degree in cello performance from McGill University and Krystina, first-prize winner of the OSM Competition (2012), holds her PhD from the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et danse de Lyon. Their music has brought them to share magical moments with audiences from Banff to Colombia, passing by Armenia, Italy, the USA,
Ecuador, France, as well as two panCanadian tours in 2019 and 2020 as “Emerging Artists” with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

Par l’association originale entre marimba et violoncelle, les transcriptions d’œuvres majeures de l’histoire de la musique occidentale et les créations originales ont invité à une exploration inattendue de la musique, dans une démarche parfaitement validée de partage, d’accessibilité et d’élévation.
Emmanuel Mère, Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire

© 2019 by Stick&Bow.