CLASSICAL GUITAR EVENTS 2016

The diary below is for classical guitar music in Western Australia. Send information for inclusion to Graham Hawkes. Telephone him on 92 74 20 09 or click on the name to send email. More information about the performers and events can be found by following links in the diary.

Plucked Strings
6 to 7pm every Sunday

rtrfm 92.1
Studio Ph 9260 9210
http://rtrfm.com.au/shows/pluckedstrings/


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Graham Hawkes

Plucked Strings is an established radio programme on every Sunday evening from 6 to 7pm. The programme was presented for many years by Naomi Millett and now by Natalie Ong, Jason Marais and Graham Hawkes. They present a varied programme of music from the rich world of the guitar and related instruments, notice of guitar events, live performances, new releases, Guitar Society news, interviews and requests.
The RTRFM web site offers live broadcast, re-streaming from archives of previous shows and playlists.

Requests - how to

We welcome your requests. Between us we have a fair range of music but since we cannot bring a whole library into the studio, a request may take a week or two to be broadcast.
- at any time - or during broadcast time
  • RTRFM Studio
    = 92 60 92 10
Click for A history of this radio programme
We have a project to create a history of this wonderful radio programme. The show and its predecessors are among the longest running on this station which was also the first FM station in WA.
PLEASE get in touch with additions and/or corrections. Email Graham Hawkes.

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Performers
Event TypeDate / Time Venue
Plucked Strings
Lute music featured
Broadcast with Graham
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
July 3
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings Broadcast with Jason
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
July 10
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Guitar Society Orchestra in concert with Special Guest, Jonathan Paget on 19th Century Guitar The highlight of the first half season for the Guitar Society Orchestra, the concert will include a performance by special guest Jonathan Paget on period 19th century instrument from the Romantic repertoire. 2pm Sun
July 31

Discounted prices only available by booking online $25/20/15
https://trybooking.com/193561
Door prices $28/23/18

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
48 Canning Road
Kalamunda 6076
Adelaide Guitar Festival and Competition
Director - Slava Grigoryan


Adelaide Guitar Festival

Everything about the Festival

August 11 to 14 Adelatide Festival Centre and many other venues
UWA Guitar Ensemble UWA Schol of Music
Friday Free Lunchtime Concert Series

Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.
1pm Frid
12 Aug
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 78 36
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
The Grigoryan Brothers GrigoryanBros2015 (36K)
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan


Hailed as a phenomenon of genius and rarity, Australian classical guitar duo the Grigoryan Brothers are renowned for their brilliant technical virtuosity, passionate musicality and popular appeal. Slava Grigoryan, who achieved unprecedented international success at an early age, was a founding member of the best-selling, award-winning guitar quartet, Saffire. Slava and his younger brother Leonard have been performing together as the Grigoryan Brothers since 2003, and have released eight ARIA-nominated albums. This not-to-be-missed concert is proudly presented in conjunction with the Classical Guitar Society.
7.30pm Frid
Aug 19
Tickets: $35/27
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music
or 9370 6895)
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
28th WA CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE FESTIVAL - 2016

Guest Adjudicators Slava and Leonard Grigoryan

This event is run in partnership with the WA Classical Guitar Society which was founded in 1960 to provide a vehicle for professional development, forums and master classes, a platform for performances of local, interstate and over seas artists, and the general promotion of the classical guitar throughout Western Australia.

More info about this huge festival
School of Instrumental Music web page
Deadline for guitar ensemble festival entries is June 3rd - OOPS - passed
Applications can be made online
www.sim.iinet.net.au/gfestapl.html

The aims of the Festival are:-
  • To provide a performance opportunity for students (especially young students).
  • To give ensembles an opportunity to hear others perform.
  • To provide each ensemble with constructive comments from an informed adjudicator.
  • To present each ensemble with a certificate which recognises its participation.


No other event in WA involves the participation of any where near the number of guitarists who go in the Festival.
Sat 20 Aug
and
Sun 21 Aug
Carine Senior High School
51 Everingham St
Carine
Players Forum No. 2
WA Classic Guitar Society
Players of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this community-based performance forum.
Interested players should email - events@guitarwa.com.au
2pm Sun
Sept 18

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp
School of Instrumental Music
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
(access from Peninsular Ave)
Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students
1.10pm Tues
Sept 20

FREE ADMISSION
Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery
Building 15
Edith Cowan Universit
Central Ave
Mt Lawley
Guitar Sonatas and Fantasies
Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget
Fantasy and sonata represent two polar opposites of the musical spectrum: 'fantasy' evokes freedom and imagination, and 'sonata' embodies abstraction and sounding structure. Through composers spanning the Renaissance to the present day, this program explores the various ways guitar composers have followed either their heads or their hearts. 7.30pm Thurs
Sept 22
Tickets: $26/21
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music
or 9370 6895)
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
UWASOM Guitar Ensemble The UWA Guitar program, under the guidance of Dr Jonathen Fitzgerald. Get to the Perth Concert Hall early to hear sublime sounds as the ensemble perform in an intimate setting prior to orchestral deligts in a night that brings together performances from an array of Perth's most exceptional young performers. 7pm Sun
16 Oct
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 78 36
Perth Concert Hall
Reception
Guitar Kaleidoscope

Performed by WAAPA guitar students
7.30pm Tues
Oct 25

FREE ADMISSION
Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery
Building 15
Edith Cowan Universit
Central Ave
Mt Lawley
Guitar Society Orchestra

2016 concert series finale
After a busy concert season in 2016, the Guitar Society Orchestra will perform its final concert for the year. Audiences will be treated to works by a variety of Western Australian and Australian composers. Special guest performances. 7:00pm Sun
4 Dec
Discounted prices available for advance booking online
www.guitarwa.com.au/events_upcoming.asp
North Perth Lesser Town Hall
26 View St
North Perth
    Concluded events below    
Plucked Strings

Interview with Steve East from Sinbad's Caravan
plus
guitar music from RUSSIA

National Day in Russia
12th June


Broadcast with Graham
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
June 19
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Guitar Society Orchestra fundraising concert for OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education) For the second year, the Guitar Society Orchestra is pleased to support OMEP in 2016. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with performances by special guests. The concert includes a sumptuous afternoon tea. 2pm Sun
June 19

$20 at the door
St David’s Church Hall
Cnr Simpson & Bombard Streets
Applecross
Sinbad's Caravan
CD Launch

FREE ENTRY
BYO drinks and nibbles
  


Perth musicians Steve East, Priscilla Powell, Bec Moroney and Erik Kowarski perform original music for classical guitars, flute and violin in concert and to accompany the poetry of performance poet Chris Harlow.

sinbads-caravan.com
2pm Sun
26 June
Gary Holland Centre
19 Kent St
Rockingham
The Guitar in Dance and Dream

Performed by WAAPA guitar students
A smorgasbord of guitar music, from Renaissance dance to Romantic flights of fancy. 7.30pm Thurs
May 31

FREE ADMISSION
Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery
Building 15
Edith Cowan Universit
Central Ave
Mt Lawley
Dr Nathan Fischer in concert

Fischer web page
Nathan Fischer resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he is a Senior Lecturer of Classical Guitar with the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). While in Perth he will present this concert and a masterclass. 6:00pm Sat
4 June
Discounted prices only available by booking online $30/25/20
https://trybooking.com/193561
Door prices $33/28/23
North Perth Lesser Town Hall
26 View St
North Perth
UWA Guitar Ensemble UWA Schol of Music
Friday Free Lunchtime Concert Series

Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.
1pm Frid
20 May
further info:-
concerts@uwa.edu.au or
64 88 78 36
Callaway Auditorium
Music Dept
University of WA
Crawley
The Ambient Guitar
Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget
The Ambient Guitar explores the mesmeric world of musical minimalism through the compelling sounds of the acoustic guitar. The program includes Steve Reich’s Acoustic Counterpoint (for 16 guitars), the seductive Cuban landscapes of Leo Brouwer, the ambient pop textures of Californian David Pritchard, and the energetic and imaginative soundscapes of Australians Robert Davidson and Nigel Westlake. 7.30pm Frid
May 13
Tickets: $26/21
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music
or 9370 6895)
Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Rupert Boyd
13-concert tour of Australia
new CD Fantasías

Presented by Tetrafide Percussion
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Rupert Boyd


Interview with Rupert Boyd

Preview new CD on Youtube - use new tab
7:30pm Frid
May 13

$25/15/10

Tickets
trybooking.com or at the door
Albany SHS Performing Arts Centre
Corner Burt St & Thomas St
Albany
Western Australia
Players Forum No. 1
WA Classic Guitar Society
Players of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in this community-based performance forum.
Interested players should email events@guitarwa.com.au
2pm Sun
May 1

For information about the forums, please see www.guitarwa.com.au/forums.asp
School of Instrumental Music
150 Guildford Rd
Maylands
(access from Peninsular Ave)
Sound from the Ground
National Trust of Australia [WA]

Perth Guitar Quartet

Heritage Festival Sound from the Ground - preview!
Perth Guitar Quartet
Perth Guitar Quartet

Be part of a powerful and unforgettable musical experience at East Perth Cemeteries, Sound from the Ground. Two performances are scheduled at East Perth Cemeteries as a stand out National Trust Heritage Festival event including the world premiere of a new composition by composer Duncan Gardiner.
Artist is residence Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald is creating an inspiring repertoire for the performances. Share his experience by watching his Sound from the Ground vlogs.
Frid 29 & Sat 30 April
Gate open 5.30pm
Doors open 6.45pm
7-9pm concert
Tickets $25/20
www.trybooking.com.au/KREA

Info trust@ntwa.com.au
East Perth Cemeteries
Bronte Street
East Perth
Plucked Strings
Interview with Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald and Ms Sarah Murphy about "Sound from the Ground", a graveyard concert in the WA Heritage Festival.
See event below on April 29 & 30.


Broadcast with Jason
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
April 17
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
A Guitar Schubertiade
Performed by students and staff, Directed by Dr Jonathan Paget
WAAPA's Classical Music students invite you to a 'Schubertiade' – a musical soiree devoted to the everlasting brilliance of Franz Schubert. WAAPA's version of this unique celebration will showcase the great composer's lieder sung with guitar accompaniment. A match made in heaven, guitar and voice has a long history of producing memorable music... and what better example than Schubert's highly emotional and expressive art songs with their strong lyrical melodies and rich harmonies. 7.30pm Thurs
Mar 31
Tickets: $26/21
http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/performances/music
or 9370 6895)

Music Auditorium
WA Academy of Performing Arts
2 Bradford St
Mt Lawley
Plucked Strings Interview with
Cameron Charles


Broadcast with Natalie
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Mar 20
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Plucked Strings
ColinR (31K)
Colin Reeves



Music by students of the Lesmurdie Senior High School Classic Guitar Ensemble
An interview with Colin Reeves and tracks from his new CD


Broadcast with Graham
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Mar 13
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
mimi duo
Duncan Gardiner (guitar)
and
Setsu Masuda (piano)


mimiduo web page
Duncan Gardiner and Setsu Masuda
Duncan Gardiner and Setsu Masuda


Falling Like Tears - CD Launch
mimi duo is releasing their debut album at the beautiful Church of the Resurrection (Swanbourne). Artist, Jo Darvall’s magical artbook (which served as inspiration the project) The Rose, The Butterfly, the Bee and the Moth will be on display at the event. Sample a range of wines generously provided by Happs fine wines and enjoy light refreshments.
Album on sale = $20
3pm Sun
Mar 6
(doors open at 2pm for pre-concert drinks)

Tickets
$30/$20
$10 Student

www.trybooking.com

info@mimiduo.com.au
Church of the Resurrection
105 Shenton Rd
Swanbourne
Plucked Strings Interview with
Daniel Champagne


Broadcast with Jason
rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Mar 6
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au

Plucked Strings

interview with
Duncan Gardiner and Setsu Masuda

Broadcast with Natalie

rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Feb 28
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
BAND OF BROTHERS

Perth International Arts Festival
Four internationally acclaimed musicians, two sets of siblings and one superb quartet.
That’s Band of Brothers. ARIA award-winning guitarist Slava Grigoryan, his equally gifted brother Leonard and the extraordinarily talented Joseph and James Tawadros team up for a musically adventurous collaboration.
As a quartet, theirs is group artistry of the highest order, utilising a repertoire crossing countless cultural and stylistic lines, from jazz to world, classical to traditional. Together, they will take you on a captivating musical journey.
9:00pm Frid
19 Feb

Tickets from PIAF
CHEVRON FESTIVAL GARDENS
ELIZABETH QUAY
Enter via The Esplanade, corner of William Street.
8pm Sat
Feb 20

Tickets online
Albany Entertainment Centre
2 Toll Pl
Albany WA 6330
A Twilight Concert of Romantic Guitar Music
on replica instruments by Rovis-Hermann
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Jonathan Paget


featuring Jonathan Paget [solos and duos]
&
Simon Rovis Hermann [duos]


Music by Coste, Carulli, Giuliani, Mozart, Haydn
5:15 - 6:15pm
Sat 20 Feb
$25/20
Tickets on line at Eventbrite
Australia II Gallery
WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay
Fremantle
Grigoryan Brothers

This Time National Tour


Grigoryan Brothers' web page
GrigoryanBros2015 (36K)
Slava and Leonard Grigoryan


‘This Time’ is the latest release by Australia’s most respected guitar duo. This, their 6th duo release, highlights the brothers’ astounding skills which are at the core of the critical acclaim they have achieved in Australia and on the international state.
The brothers, who are classically trained, cannot be pigeonholed, playing a vast repertoire of songs and music that befits the classical, jazz or world genre.
7.00pm Wed
17 Feb

Tickets
(+61 8) 9956 6662
council@cgg.wa.gov.au
Queens Park Theatre
75 Cathedral Ave
Geraldton
WA 6530
Sun
Feb 21

Buy tickets - Voyager Estate

Email for info
Ph +61 8 9757 6354
Voyager Esate
41 Stevens Road
Margaret River
7.30pm Mon
Feb 22

Buy tickets

Phone (08) 9257 2558

performingarts@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre
48 Canning Road
Kalamunda 6076
Plucked Strings
Interview with Leonard Grigoryan

Broadcast with Jason

rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Feb 14
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Perth Guitar Quartet
Inspiración – Valentine’s Day concert

Duncan Gardiner
Melissa Fitzgerald
Chris Kotchie
Jameson Feakes

Perth Guitar Quartet web page
Perth Guitar Quartet
Perth Guitar Quartet


The Perth Guitar Quartet promise to get hearts racing as they entertain you with their most sensuous and beautiful repertoire for the guitar for this special Valentine’s Day concert. You’re also likely to want to dance along to the flamenco rhythms and aching songs from Spain to the fiery and energetic dances from South America by much loved composers Albeniz, Granados, Piazzolla and the Gipsy Kings. Interspersed with sparkling love songs they are sure to make you swoon.
5pm Sun
Feb 14
(doors open 4:30pm)

Tickets
$28.50/23.50
$15 Student
http://www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/
Cottesloe Civic Centre
109 Broome St
Cottesloe

Plucked Strings

Interview with Melissa Fitzgerald and Duncan Gardiner of Perth Guitar Quartet

Broadcast with Jason

rtrfm 92.1
6 to 7pm Sun
Feb 7
On the radio RTRFM 92.1
Live stream on the internet = www.rtrfm.com.au
Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School
Summer holidays guitar program.


More info
Building on the outstanding response for the Adelaide Guitar Festival Orchestra in 2014, the Adelaide Guitar Festival Summer School (AGFSS) will be a week of intensive, immersive classical guitar playing and skills development.
$200 per student
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your booking
Tutors: Dr Paul Svoboda, Richard Charlton, Oliver Fartach-Naini, Andras Tuske, Slava Grigoryan
International Guest Tutors: Massimo Scattolin & Andrea Vettoretti (Italy)
9am – 4pm
18 – 22 Jan 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre
North Terrace
Adelaide city centre

DIMITRIS FAMPAS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR COMPETITION
AWARDS The financial problems in Greece do not allow us to offer a large amount of money, so we will give symbolic money awards to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner as well as lots of gifts, concerts etc. Special prize for the 1st winner will be awarded:
A PERFORMANCE with ATHENS MUNICIPALITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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Guitar Friends Association “Dimitris Fampas” gladly announces the organization of the 1st International Guitar Competition Dimitris Fampas in Athens during 2016 to honor the memory of this great guitarist, composer and professor. This competition will be organized every three years and it is open to all guitarists from around the world who will be under 30 years old on the day of the finals on April 2016.

facebook.com/DimitriFampasGuitarCompetition
PRELIMINARY ONLINE ROUND VIA YOUTUBE


Entries closed now [Jan 15th 2016] - preliminary round judging commencing

REPERTOIRE
  1. A piece by Dimitris Fampas
  2. One movement from a Sonata by a contemporary composer (20th & 21st century)
  3. Two parts from a Suite by J. S. Bach
Click here for detail
MANJIMUP ROUNDHOUSE CONCERT
Why not extend that holiday feeling into the new year by relaxing while listening to quality music in the unique and striking acoustic setting of the Roundhouse at Manjimup Timber & Heritage Park?
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Ian Simpson




Warren Arts Council presents their first music concert of 2016 on Friday 15th January from 7.30 pm. This public concert at the Roundhouse kicks off a weekend residential bluegrass jamcamp with these top WA musicians.
Well known WA musicians Ian Simpson, Rod Vervest, Dave Clarke & Bob Thomson will draw on 30 years of playing experience to present a programme of acoustic Americana roots music- blues, swing, ragtime, country and bluegrass.
7.30pm Frid
Jan 15

Tickets at the door
$25 adults
$10 school aged children

Generously discounted pre-purchased tickets available at the Manjimup Visitors’ Centre, cash only.
Out of towners can contact mrsmnixon@gmail.com for how to take advantage of the early bird discounted family and individual tickets.
Or, on FaceBook.
MANJIMUP ROUND HOUSE
Edwards St
Manjimup - at the Timber and Heritage Park.
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