Chris Docherty (flute) & Andreas Moutsioulis (guitar)
Music is full of tradition, from East to West, with inspiring melodies from artists with the passion and commitment to write music from the heart, Ace Duo has embraced age-old traditions while establishing a few of their own since first embarking on a career as a professional Classical Ensemble in 2019.
During the time that they have been in the music industry, both artists have managed to capture the hearts of many an audience, performing and recording some truly amazing music. Take a look around the site, and explore what the gift of music truly is.
Chris is a professional freelance musician, performing and teaching across the South West. As a flute player and classical singer, Chris has worked as a Graduate Musician in Residence at Millfield School and has performed at local music festivals. Chris is a graduate of the now Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied flute and piccolo under renowned flute players including: Diane Clarke and Andrew Lane; and voice under Gordon Sandison.
Chris has performed in orchestral concerts with the New English Concert Orchestra, appeared with the Walsall Symphony Orchestra performing Reinecke’s Concerto in D major for flute & orchestra. Chris also recorded his debut album Luci d’inverno whilst at the conservatoire.
Andreas is a Greek-born guitarist and arranger with extensive experience across a variety of music genres. His western music studies together with the music of his Eastern roots have brought him close to different musical styles since an early age. This background of classical, pop, folk and world music has led him to the idea of blending and combining all these styles.
Having studied classical guitar at the Municipal Conservatoire of Thessaloniki, the Ionian University of Greece and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Andreas began performing professionally at the age of 16. His appearances include concerts as a classical guitarist as well as performances as a session guitarist with bands and orchestras.
Since 2001, Andreas has been touring extensively in Europe, USA and the Middle East and has been performing as a classical guitarist (solo and in ensembles) as well as being a leading guitarist in pop, folk and contemporary bands. He has performed with the Athens Camerata, the Ionian Symphony Orchestra, The Exeter Symphony Orchestra and the Suffolk Sinfonia. He has released three albums for solo guitar.