The guitar duo “LA BARRE” was established in 1997 from the cooperation of teachers of the Žilina Conservatory and concert guitarists Ján Labant and Peter Remeník. During its existence it has made many recordings for Slovak Radio. It regularly performs at major Slovak music festivals and concerts abroad (Czech Republic, Poland, England...). Its repertoire includes mostly contemporary Latin American music (Argentina, Brasil), as well as works of composers from Australia, Spain, Greece and Slovakia. Slovak composers Rudolf Pepucha and Marián Budoš dedicated their compositions to the duo LA BARRE.
The duo cooperated with a number of musical ensembles (Trávniček Quartet, Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina, Archi di Slovakia, Filharmonia Częstochowa, Rzeszowska Orkiestra Kameralna), and composers (Oliver Dohnányi, Piotr Wajrak, Tomasz Chmiel and Peter Šumník).
The duo performs in a combination of two classical guitars and in a combination of classical and electro-acoustic guitar (fingerstyle).
In 2001 it recorded its first CD with compositions mostly of Latin American authors, and in 2002 the second CD – Concert of Marián Budoš.