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Apr
03

Andrew Blanch CD – Spanish Guitar Music

9/10 Artistic Quality, 9/10 Sound Quality “Andrew Blanch is the real deal… …anyone looking for an extremely enjoyable Spanish guitar collection could hardly ask for more.”  – David Hurwitz, Executive Editor of ClassicsToday.com The beginning of 2016 marks the release of Andrew Blanch‘s anticipated debut solo CD, Spanish Guitar Music.  At 17 tracks long, this…
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Mar
21

Callum Henshaw Debut CD Echo & Return

Canberra-based classical guitarist Callum Henshaw releases his new CD next month, but you can preview the tracks and pre-order from http://callumhenshaw.com/album/352997/echo-return. Echo & Return features music from Spain, France, Mexico, and Australia – including a world premiere of a work by Melbourne-based composer, Samuel Smith. The CD includes stunning artwork by Canberra-based artist Paul Summerfield.

Feb
05

New CD from mimi duo

West Australia-based mimi duo (Duncan Gardiner – guitar and Setsu Masuda – piano) have released a new album called Falling Like Tears.  Gardiner and Masuda each bring their own specialities to create a magical blend of music including exotic impressions from Japan and Spain, to intricate works of Bach, sweet sorbets of Schubert, passionate tangos…
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Feb
01

Melbourne Guitar Quartet, April 15

The Melbourne Guitar Foundation kicks off their 2016 concert season with one of Australia’s leading ensembles. Fri, April 15 @7pm. St Mary’s Church, 428 Queensberry St, North Melbourne. $25/$30 Concession/Adult. TICKETS VIA: www.melbourneguitarfoundation.com Free wine, beer and fingerfood during intermission! The Melbourne Guitar Quartet’s 2016 concert is set to be an alluring experience for the…
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Oct
11

Guitar Trek CD Serene Nights

From ABC https://shop.abc.net.au/products/guitar-trek-serene-nights-cd Serene Nights is the sixth album from trail-blazing Australian guitar ensemble Guitar Trek. The album draws on music from far beyond the guitar’s usual repertoire, reimagining works from a variety of genres: “We’ve explored pieces for solo piano, dipped into the chamber music repertoire, and also tackled a movement originally written for…
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Sep
12

Melbourne International Guitar Festival and Competition Sept 19 & 20

Young Melbourne Entrepreneurs and current classical guitar M.Mus(Performance) students from the Melbourne Conservatorium, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins, banded together in late 2014 to establish the Melbourne Guitar Foundation. Their mission is to promote and cultivate the classical guitar in Australia. With a vision of an engaged local community of guitarists contributing towards a culture of…
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Nov
15

Melbourne Guitar Foundation Presents Guitar Virtuoso Andrew Blanch

  The Melbourne Guitar Foundation continues its inaugural concert season on Wednesday Dec. 10th at 7pm at St Mary’s Church, 430 Queensberry St, North Melbourne. This concert presents virtuoso Canberra guitarist Andrew Blanch, in a program of guitar works inspired by the music of Spain. The Melbourne Guitar Foundation was created in 2014 to promote…
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Nov
15

Grigoryan brothers new album ‘This Time’

‘This Time’ was recorded in June 2014 in the iconic RainbowStudio by Jan Erik Kongshaug, who was responsible for many of the legendary recordings on the highly respected ECM label. The music for this project was written by a number of Slava and Leonard’s friends from around the world. These include Ralph Towner, Nigel Westlake,…
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Nov
05

Australian Guitar Duo: Australia Tour 2014

Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover have returned for an ambitious tour schedule in November 2014.  See their website for more detailed info: http://www.australianguitarduo.com/concert.html The Australian Guitar Duo is becoming recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar ensembles. The duo has performed throughout the world, including at the New York Guitar Duo Festival…
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Sep
04

Zoco Duo new CD Historias

  Guitarist Jacob Cordover and oboe and cor anglais player Laura Karney are the Zoco Duo.  “We have released our debut Zoco Duo recording. Our new CD, entitled Historias, was recorded this past February in England with producer and engineer John Taylor.  It was recently released through Cala Records and includes insightful programme notes written by…
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