Barry Cockcroft (saxophone) and Adam Pinto (piano) share a passion for new works, particularly Australian music. Since forming in 2000, rompduo has given regular premieres and continually encourage composers to write for them. Together they have made a significant impact upon the development of Australian concert music for saxophone & piano.
Barry Cockcroft studied in Bordeaux, France and travelling has become an integral part of his musical life. His innovative compositions are amongst Australia’s most performed pieces for saxophone and he has played with various orchestras in Australia and Malaysia.
Adam Pinto, pianist and composer, maintains a busy performing schedule both as chamber musician and soloist. He has been broadcast regularly and performs in new music festivals throughout Australia. The creation of new works is important to Rompduo and they believe strongly in touring, promoting, publishing and recording these compositions.
In 2007, the duo released two recordings including Crazy Logic, an album of new concert works and Hinterland, a recording of exclusively Australian works. They appeared the World Saxophone Congress in Thailand, participated in a 3 month residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada and in 2011 toured in Europe performing in France, Germany and the UK. In 2012, Rompduo performed at the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland.