Richard Hand and Tom Dupré have delighted audiences around the world, giving recitals in major international cities including New York, Berlin, Warsaw, Oslo, Brussels, The Hague, Tel Aviv, Colombo and Delhi. Their have toured extensively in the Far East, and have broadcast on radio and television in many countries including France, Bangladesh and Argentina.
They regularly play throughout the UK. Their London recitals have included the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St John's Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields.
They were elected Associates of the Royal Academy of Music for achieving 'distinction in the profession ... in the light of their international touring and broadcasting careers.'
They have made a number of recordings including Lyric Pieces, consisting of arrangements by the duo, Carey Blyton - the Guitar Music, and first recordings of composers including Jean Françaix and David Bedford. Part of a live recording of their recital in Ankara in 1998 is featured on the British Council CD Collection.
The extent and diversity of the duo's repertoire have enabled them to cross musical boundaries and to attract a variety of audiences. Their recitals cover music from Elizabethan England up to music of the present day; they have commissioned works from many leading composers, including David Bedford, Peter Dickinson, Judith Bingham and Wilfred Josephs. Particularly popular in their recitals are their arrangements of French and Spanish music, as well as original guitar duets from South America.
They are both members of the English Guitar Quartet, and the Pro Arte Guitar Trio.