We're honored to have been nominated for Outstanding New Artist for the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards! The awards show is January 29th at the Hoff Family Arts & Culture Center. Tix for the awards ceremony can be purchased here:



Lifelines colllide...the evening of a shooting star, and not just any shooting star - one of amazing duration! That evening changed the course of both our lives. The duo has built a life together, and a chamber ensemble dedicated to creating exquisite performances for audiences of all ages.

The Bel Canto Duo was founded in 2016 by Darci Griffith Gamerl (oboe/English horn) and Grammy-nominated cellist, David Downing.

The duo provides a rich tapestry of sound, with a variety of selections that feature us as soloist artists, an as a duo. Our music features a wide variety of selections from original works, and arrangements of traditional classical compositions works adapted from film, broadway and opera.

The Bel Canto Duo performs for a variety of audiences and venues from their annual Summer Driveway Concert Series to museums, art galleries, weddings, and formal concert & recital series.

The Duo's recent collaborative work, Sacred Waters was commissioned for an immersive video installation titled, 'Nebraska: Flatwater' - an immersive video installation exploring the natural beauty of the state throughout the seasons.

Bel Canto's mission is to facilitate community and connection by offering performances to the marginalized, at-risk, and underserved.

To support Bel Canto Duo or for booking please contact Darci Griffith Gamerl-402-208-1278-or email

For more info. on Grammy-nominated cellist, David Downing:

For more information on award-winning oboist & composer, Darci Griffith Gamerl: