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Apr
09

Profile – Andrew Blanch

Andrew Blanch is a classical guitarist based in Sydney, Australia. Andrew picked up his first guitar at the age of six, and hasn’t put it down since. Now in his mid-twenties, Andrew performs in concerts and in competitions around the world, “developing a reputation as one of the country’s leading young classical guitarists.” Andrew has…
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Oct
12

Profile – Duncan Gardiner

Classical guitarist and composer Duncan Gardiner is emerging as one of Australia’s leading musicians. Having released three albums, published a book of original works and toured internationally, Duncan has been described as “exceedingly talented” (Julian Day, ABC Classic FM) and as “an excellent ambassador for the classical guitar“.  His playing has been described by audiences…
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Jul
31

Profile – John Couch

“He has it. He has it in every way…he has a fantastic technique…he communicates very well with the public…” Classic FM (NZ). New Zealand born guitarist John Couch, currently based in Canberra Australia, holds a Masters of Music in Performance (2000) from the Australian National University. Guided by Timothy Kain, he also gained his Post…
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May
09

Profile – Gareth Koch

Gareth Koch was born in Milan in 1962 and began learning flamenco guitar at age twelve in Andalucia, Spain. At age thirteen he also studied clarinet at the Mozartueum in Salzburg. A few years later in Australia, he began a tumultuous affair with rock and roll – an encounter from which he has never fully…
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Apr
26

Duo 19 releases CD Fluid Lines

Duo 19 has just released their debut CD for Move Records. Titled ‘Fluid Lines’ it features works by Australian composers Phillip Houghton and Nigel Westlake in addition to works by Terry Riley, Atanas Ourkouzounov and others. Two of Australia’s most compelling virtuoso guitarists – Daniel McKay and Antony Field – join forces in Duo 19.…
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Feb
13

Profile – The Australian Guitar Duo

“Australian compositions played by top-flight musicians” – The Village Voice, NSW 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 in New York City, Project Cancion Española in Spain, Festival de Musique…
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Feb
11

Profile – Harold Gretton

Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. He completed his Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music under the guidance of Timothy Kain with first-class honours in 2006. He completed a Ph.D at the ANU School of Music in 2010, and in that year began a “Cour…
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Jan
26

Profile – Guitar Trek at 25

Celebrating their 25th birthday in 2012 and now a much loved part of the Australian music scene, the dynamic Australian quartet Guitar Trek was formed by Timothy Kain in 1987 specifically to launch a guitar family project that has subsequently attained the status of a major new direction in the guitar’s continuing development into the…
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Jan
26

Profile – Lance Litchfield

Lance Litchfield is a master luthier living near Brisbane.  Here is a brief introduction. “Like many Australians, I have a mixed heritage with a Chinese born mother and an Australian father. I was born in Papua New Guinea in 1969, but have spent all but those first five years in Brisbane, Queensland. “My education beyond…
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Jul
19

Profile – John Griffiths

John Griffiths has built his academic career around researching and performing early music. As a vihuelist and lutenist he has performed throughout the world, and his musicological work maintains strong links with his artistic practice. His undergraduate and doctoral studies at Monash were complemented by performance studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel) as well…
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