The duo was founded in October 2007 by young Czech guitarists Matěj Freml (*1982) and Patrick Vacík (*1984). At that time they were studying together at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar, Germany, where they also received their first chamber music lessons with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering and Prof. Mathis Christoph.
In May 2008 the young musicians won their first duo-competition in Gorizia, Italy, whereupon they were invited to play at a duo-recital at the “summer music festival” in Grado, Italy. Other invitations followed, including concerts in the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovakia. The important step forward was the offer for the duo to give a recital at the Shanghai Music fair 2010 followed by the other concert tours including masterclasses to China (Qingdao, Suzhou, Xuzhou, Guangzhou, etc.) for Martinez Company.
Besides their “solo” career duo Siempre Nuevo decided on different projects just as “Guitarra Cantante” with Mezzosoprano Barbora Polášková”, “European melodies” with Soprano Markéta Fassati or “4+2” with famous Epoque Quartet (string quartet). They published three CD recordings by now: First Steps (2010), Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2012) and latest Guitarra Cantante (2017).
Siempre Nuevo plays original compositions as well as adaptations for two guitars. Their repertoire includes an equal measure of works of the renaissance, baroque and classical period right up to compositions of the romantic and contemporary periods. Both musicians increasingly use historical instruments, which give the older pieces, especially classical pieces, a unique, authentic sound. This diversity and the fresh, expressive interpretations often were subject of praise from audiences and critics:
“The czech guitarists […] have proven international calibre with their interpretations of Granados and Piazzolla.”
(Thüringer Allgemeine, September 2009)
“Delicate and intensive:
duo Siempre Nuevo. […] Matěj Freml and Patrick Vacík are both – each in his own way – musicians par excellence.”
(Cuxhavener Nachrichten, 1. September 2009)