Bel Canto Duo


Bel Canto Duo was founded in 2016 by Grammy-nominated cellist & looping artist David Downing & Darci Griffith Gamerl, producer, composer & oboist/English hornist.The classical crossover duo provide a rich tapestry of sound with looping stations and effects, with a variety of selections from original works, to classical favorites, film, TV & opera. Customized arrangements are available upon request.

BCD facilitates community and connection by offering performances that are accessible to all. Their Summer Concert Series - now in its 4th season, provides free monthly concerts throughout the summer. The duo is equally comfortable on the concert stage for high profile events or on the street performing for festivals, conferences, museum openings, art galleries & private events. 

Awards include Outstanding New Artist from the Omaha Entertainment Awards, Nebraska Wedding Day's Best of 2023 & finalists for the American Prize in composition & the Ernst Bacon Award for the performance of American Music . The duo has written for film, documentaries, art installations & more.



"Darci and David have done several special events for me at Joslyn Castle. They have an electric chemistry, rich repertoire, and top-notch musicianship. Plus they are really nice people. I will hire them again soon." - Keith Hart

Bel Canto Duo: "played for an event that was hosted by one of our special guests at the Durham Museum. They were absolutely wonderful and unbelievably professional! Darci and David were very delightful to converse and work with. Their music added so much more to the event itself--it wouldn't have been the same without them!" - Callie Sutton

Bel Canto Duo: "played for my mother's 85th birthday, and they were a huge hit! They tailored the concert toward what she wanted, and she was absolutely thrilled. A large percentage of those who attended specifically sought out my mother and told her how much they loved the music. Very professional and gifted musicians. I would hire them again in a heartbeat!" - SKB

Omaha, NE 68112
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Omaha, NE 68112
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Meet the Wedding Pro

Darci Griffith Gamerl
BCD Manager & Booking Agent

I love to work with our clients to curate a magical evening that is enhanced by what Bel Canto Duo brings to the event. Whether it be Downton Abbey, Johnny Cash or Mozart - our clients love what BCD brings to each do event, and as a founder and member, I welcome the opportunity to make your event, an unbelievably beautiful, and moving experience full of joy & love!

- Darci


"Your music speaks to my soul" - Anonymous client note

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