The catalogue of original classical music compositions and tango works by Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron since 2001.

Flute and Guitar


Alto-Flute and Guitar


  • Angel Forever, Alto-Flute and Guitar: Maret 2019
  • Emerson (3 Movements), Alto-Flute, and Guitar: Bergeron 2018
  • Impossible Eclipse, Alto-Flute and Guitar: Maret/Bergeron 2016
  • Scotch Bonnet, Alto-Flute and Guitar: Maret/Bergeron 2012
  • Truffle Oil, Alto-Flute and Guitar: Maret 2012
  • Alpha’s Last Dance, Alto-Flute and guitar: Maret 2007

Other Flute and Guitar


  • The way through (3 movements) Flute, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1Player) and Guitar: Maret/Bergeron, 2020
  • Alchemy (3 Movements) Flute, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1Player) and Guitar: Maret/Bergeron, 2020
  • Uncompahgre (3 Movements) Flute, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1Player) and Guitar: Bergeron, 2018
  • Naturaleza Suite (5 Movements), Flute, Piccolo(1 Player) and Guitar: Maret 2016
  • Mamba Guineé, Tambin and Guitar: Maret 2013
  • Through The Rain (5 Movements), Flute, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1Player) and Guitar: Bergeron, 2011
  • Lake Superior Four Seasons (4 Movements), Flute, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1 Player) and Guitar: Bergeron/Maret 2006
  • Calm to Storm, Alto-Flute, Piccolo(1 Player) and Guitar: Bergeron 2006
  • Despoblado Suite (3 Movements), Flute Alto-Flute Piccolo(1 Player) and Guitar: Bergeron/Maret 2003

Solo Guitar


Guitar Ensemble


  • Parliament of the Birds, Guitar Duo: Maret 2018
  • Dance Under the Red Moon, Guitar Quartet: Bergeron 2015
  • Revolution Six (3 Movements), Guitar Quartet: Bergeron 2012
  • Argentine Dance Suite (5 Movements), Guitar Quartet: Bergeron 2007

Chamber Ensembles


  • Concerto Garita, Flute, Bassoon, and 2 Guitars: Bergeron/Maret 2018
  • Blessings Blossom, Soprano, Tambin, and Guitar: Maret 2017
  • Emerson (3 Movements), Soprano, Alto-Flute, and Guitar: Bergeron 2017
  • Cabrales, Flute Violin and Guitar: Bergeron/Maret 2014
  • Buenos Aires Cab Ride, Flute Viola and Guitar: Maret 2013
  • Sotres, Flute, Violin, and Guitar: Bergeron 2013
  • Being (5 Movements), Soprano, Piano, Flute, and Guitar: Bergeron 2011
  • Capax Universi, Soprano, Piano, Flute, and Guitar: Maret 2011
  • Algonquin Vals, Flute and 3 Guitars: Bergeron/Maret 2010
  • The Lemon Smugglers, Flute and 3 Guitars: Maret 2010
  • Cumparsita Cats, Flute and 3 Guitars: Maret 2010
  • Full Long Nights Moon, Flute Guitar and Vibraphone, or Flute Violin and Guitar: Bergeron 2010

All original classical music compositions by Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron. Published by Folias Music (ASCAP)

Heartdance (2023)

Official release: May 5, 2023 on Folias Music

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo, tambin
Andrew Bergeron – guitar

All compositions by Bergeron and Maret

“Theirs is a music that transcends genre and that ultimately brands itself as Folias Duo music, full stop.”

–Textura 2023 // Read More


“Five stars: A life-enhancing experience that stays with the listener long after the final note has sounded.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2023 // Read More


“Heartdance represents a culmination of their creative synergy so far. The compositions, performances and recordings are excellent.”

–The Flutist Quarterly 2023 // Read More


Heartdance, “It’s a beautiful blend of intellect, cultural and sonic exploration, a deep love and commitment to one another through life and song, and a shared joy in exploring and to the repertoire of music for classical guitar and flute.”

–Local Spins 2023 // Read More

 Delicate Omens (2019)

Delicate Omens - Folias Duo

Official release: October 6, 2019 on Folias Music

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron – guitar

All compositions by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret


“These two artists are top talents, almost singular within contemporary flute and guitar ensembles.”
Flutist Quarterly – Fall 2020

“The recording exudes a magnificent clarity” “Immersing themselves in such manner fostered connection and contemplation in equal measure, the outcome compositions of genuine, elemental character.” –Textura on Delicate Omens 2019 // Read More

“The recording is exemplary in balancing the two instruments. This enjoyable album gives a strong taste of the duo’s musical and literary interests and enthusiasms.”
–Music Web International on Delicate Omens 2019 // Read More

Dreaming to Live (2017)

Dreaming to Live Tour Folias Duo

Official release date: April 15, 2017 on Folias Music

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron – guitar

Features original compositions and arrangements including the music of Piazzolla.

“…the players work well together, have excellent technical command and perfect ensemble and a nice timbral range. And both are not afraid of improvising…
–American Record Guide 2017 // Read More

“Maret’s sinuous flute, alto flute, and piccolo playing is a constant delight, while Bergeron’s deft finger-picking makes as strong an impression. The purity of her tone and the unerring precision of his guitar work are an enticing combination, and both repeatedly show themselves to be versatile and accomplished players capable of meeting the music’s formidable challenges.”
–Textura 2017 // Read More

“It is both comfortable and exciting to listen to them, as if their playing creates a tiny window into their relationship.”
–Flutist Quarterly Fall 2017 // Read More


Viewpoints (2014)

Viewpoints Folias Duo

Official Release Date: September 15, 2014 on Blue Griffin Recording

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, tambin
Andrew Bergeron – guitar
Christopher Martin – violin, viola

Viewpoints is the fifth Folias album and marks just over a decade of playing and composing together. Features original music and arrangements.


Tango and Snow (2011)

Tango and Snow Folias Duo

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron – guitar

Recorded at Blue Griffin’s Studio “The Ballroom”
May 19 and 21, 2011 in East Lansing, MI
Recording, Editing, and Mastering Engineer by Sergei Kvitko

All compositions by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret

“There’s really a lot to like here for enthusiasts of tango, blues, and jazz. Performances are suave and full of energy, the sound recording especially fine. 
–Audiophile Audition 2012 // Read More

“All interesting pieces that can certainly be enjoyed by almost any listener who likes either classical or Latin American music.” 
–Fanfare Magazine 2012 // Read More


Waterway (2008)

2008 Folias CD Release

Carmen Maret – flute, alto flute, piccolo
Andrew Bergeron – guitar

Recorded at Blue Griffin’s Studio “The Ballroom”
September 21 and 22, 2007 in East Lansing, MI

Recording, Editing, and Mastering Engineer by Sergei Kvitko

All compositions by Andrew Bergeron & Carmen Maret

“Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players…They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity…mysterious… charming…evocative.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2009 // Read More


 Albums in the Folias Music Shop

  • Heartdance

    $20.00
  • Delicate Omens

    $10.00$15.00
  • Folias Duo - Dreaming to Live

    Dreaming to Live CD

    $10.00$15.00
  • Folias Duo - Viewpoints

    Viewpoints

    $10.00$15.00
  • Folias Duo - Tango and Snow

    Tango and Snow

    $15.00
  • Waterway

    $15.00

“Theirs is a music that transcends genre and that ultimately brands itself as Folias Duo music, full stop.” –Textura on Heartdance 2023

Folias Duo is a distinguished musical ensemble, renowned for its remarkable fusion of classical and contemporary influences. Comprising flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron, this married duo has cultivated a unique and enduring performer-composer collaboration spanning two decades. Their exceptional artistry breathes fresh vitality into classical music, infusing it with the rich tapestry of jazz, world music, and improvisation, crafting meticulously curated and evocative compositions.

As accomplished composers and performers, Folias Duo continually explores the technical and sonic possibilities inherent in their intimate flute and guitar combination. Their innovative approach has garnered acclaim and recognition from the industry, with Flutist Quarterly hailing them as "top talents," a distinction that underscores their singular position within the contemporary flute and guitar ensemble landscape.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Folias Duo operates as a self-managed performing group, captivating classical music audiences across the United States, South America, and Europe. They specialize in crafting performances for discerning audiences seeking creative, artistic, and out-of-the-ordinary musical experiences. The duo has graced venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Chicago Botanic Gardens, and the National Flute Association Convention, among others, in addition to numerous intimate listening rooms, library theaters, and Guitar Society meeting spaces.

With an impressive discography encompassing eight albums, including releases on Blue Griffin Recording and their own Folias Music label, they have consistently showcased their original compositions and innovative arrangements. Their recent offerings, including "Dreaming to Live," "Delicate Omens," and "Heartdance," further demonstrate their dedication to pushing the boundaries of musical expression and inspiring audiences with their visionary artistry.

Folias Duo Pronunciations and Meaning

Flutist Carmen Maret (pronounced mah-RAY) and guitarist Andrew Bergeron (pronounced BUR-jur-on) joined forces in 2003 to establish the Folias (pronounced FOAL-ee-us) Duo. The name "Folias" is an homage to "La Folia," a timeless European melody that has served as a wellspring of inspiration for composers over centuries. With each culture adding its unique interpretation and nuance to this enduring melody, "Folias" encapsulates the Duo's diverse musical influences and creative spirit.

“Theirs is a music that transcends genre and that ultimately brands itself as Folias Duo music, full stop.”

–Textura 2023 // Read More


“Five stars: A life-enhancing experience that stays with the listener long after the final note has sounded.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2023 // Read More


“Heartdance represents a culmination of their creative synergy so far. The compositions, performances and recordings are excellent.”

–The Flutist Quarterly 2023 // Read More


Heartdance, “It’s a beautiful blend of intellect, cultural and sonic exploration, a deep love and commitment to one another through life and song, and a shared joy in exploring and to the repertoire of music for classical guitar and flute.”

–Local Spins 2023 // Read More

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Documents

Folias Duo – Heartdance – Press Release

Folias Duo – Artist Bio and Program Description

This was a memorable conversation we had with Bonnie Bierma on Blue Lake Public Radio about the new album Heartdance. The interview was recorded live in the studio at WBLU in Twin Lake, MI. We explored so many soulful topics about the creative process, collaboration, and the quest for inspiration. Check out the full episode on bluelake.org/ondemand.

“Theirs is a music that transcends genre and that ultimately brands itself as Folias Duo music, full stop.”

–Textura 2023 // Read More


“Five stars: A life-enhancing experience that stays with the listener long after the final note has sounded.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2023 // Read More


“Heartdance represents a culmination of their creative synergy so far. The compositions, performances and recordings are excellent.”

–The Flutist Quarterly 2023 // Read More


Heartdance, “It’s a beautiful blend of intellect, cultural and sonic exploration, a deep love and commitment to one another through life and song, and a shared joy in exploring and to the repertoire of music for classical guitar and flute.”

–Local Spins 2023 // Read More


Delicate Omens, “These two artists are top talents, almost singular within contemporary flute and guitar ensembles.”

–Flutist Quarterly 2020 // Read More


“The recording exudes a magnificent clarity” “Immersing themselves in such manner fostered connection and contemplation in equal measure, the outcome compositions of genuine, elemental character.”

–Textura on Delicate Omens 2019 // Read More


“The recording is exemplary in balancing the two instruments. This enjoyable album gives a strong taste of the duo’s musical and literary interests and enthusiasms.”

–Music Web International on Delicate Omens 2019 // Read More


“…the players work well together, have excellent technical command and perfect ensemble and a nice timbral timbral range. And both are not afraid of improvising…

–American Record Guide 2017 // Read More


“Maret’s sinuous flute, alto flute, and piccolo playing is a constant delight, while Bergeron’s deft finger-picking makes as strong an impression. The purity of her tone and the unerring precision of his guitar work are an enticing combination, and both repeatedly show themselves to be versatile and accomplished players capable of meeting the music’s formidable challenges.”

–Textura 2017 // Read More


“It is both comfortable and exciting to listen to them, as if their playing creates a tiny window into their relationship.”

–Flutist Quarterly Fall 2017 // Read More


“There’s really a lot to like here for enthusiasts of tango, blues, and jazz. Performances are suave and full of energy, the sound recording especially fine.

–Audiophile Audition 2012 // Read More


“All interesting pieces that can certainly be enjoyed by almost any listener who likes either classical or Latin American music.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2012 // Read More


“Carmen Maret and Andrew Bergeron are facile players…They draw on tango rhythms and melodies sometimes; at other times they write with a scenic sensitivity…mysterious… charming…evocative.”

–Fanfare Magazine 2009 // Read More


 

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