In 2012, Bryan Fasola and Donovan Butez formed a guitar duo focused on producing and premiering new works for two guitars. In 2014, they released their first album of new works composed by Donovan, titled Los Angeles Duo. As a duo, they have performed at a variety of concert halls and venues across the country, including being a part of the inaugural traversing music festival, Licks on 66 in 2015. Bryan and Donovan regularly premiere new works for two guitars and small chamber groups and are currently recording an album of their own arrangements of French composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Donovan Butez is a French and American guitarist and composer. At age twelve he performed with the “Ochestre national de region de Caen” the Opera de Quatre Sous.
After graduating from the Conservatoire National de Region de Caen in Normandy France at age 17, he moved to the US on the prestigious Woodruff scholarship to study at Columbus State University. While in Georgia, Donovan became a popular performer for many important patrons of the arts and premiered countless works for the guitar - including Suite Brasileira by Sergio Assad. Since earning his Masters degree from USC in 2013, Donovan has been working as a studio guitarist and composer in Los Angeles while performing with the LADuo.
Bryan Fasola grew up as a musician in Los Angeles. At a young age he published and recorded music that has been used by many television shows on the History Channel. After a few years playing and studying the classical guitar in Germany, Bryan returned to Los Angeles to take a position as a lecturer of guitar at California State University of Northridge, while completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at USC. Since returning he has performed live for numerous audiences at universities and arts societies around Los Angeles as well as radio stations such as KUSC 91.5 in Los Angeles and RAF 107.3 in St. Louis.