Kithara Duo (Fernand Vera and Olga Amelkina-Vera) was formed in 2002. Since then, they have performed in Europe as well as North and South America. They have been invited as guest artists by numerous Texas organizations and festivals, most notably Foundation of Modern Music (Houston), Col Canto (Houston), Voces Intimae (Dallas), “Classical Minds” Guitar Festival at the University of Houston Moores School of Music, Fort Worth Guitar Guild Music Festival, Mesquite Guitar Festival, and live on “The Front Row,” a program on Houston’s classical radio station KUHF 88.7. They strive to expand the guitar duo repertoire through their many arrangements and original compositions. Kithara Duo are the creators and directors of the annual Guitar Orchestra Workshop in the North Texas area. They currently live in Denton, Texas.