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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 learning, support and sharing of ideas to create the best musical and artistic environment in Australia.
After a highly successful international concert season in 2015, featuring international Swedish star Johannes Möller, Guitar Trek member Minh Le Hoang, European-based ensemble Duo Amythis, and a $1000 student scholarship program, the MGF is gearing up for their biggest event of the year.
The MGF festival on Sept 19 and 20, will feature:
Sept 19: 1:30pm – Melbourne Guitar Quartet with support from the Victorian Guitar Orchestra
Sept 19: 7pm – Vladimir Gorbach
Sept 20: 7pm – Alex Tsiboulski
Both evening recitals are catered during intermission with free wine, beer, chocolate and cheese platters available.
The festival will be held at the historic Melba Hall, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. Named after the great Dame Nellie Melba, who laid the foundation stone, this Heritage Listed Building continues to breathe new life into the Melbourne music scene.

Attendees may purchase festival passes at $50/$40 (full/concession) which include entry to each recital and competition viewing, or individual concerts are $30/$25. Tickets and further information can be found via www.MelbourneGuitarFoundation.com