Review of 1997 programme

Performers with internationally acclaimed status were sponsored by the Guitar Society to play in Perth. Local musicians benefitted from master classes given by the guest artists. The accomplished visiting guitarists were:-
Karin Schaupp
Brisbane - CDs:- by Warner Classics - Soliloquy and Leyenda; by ABC Classics - Philip Bracanin Concertos for Guitar, Violin and Clarinet
John Mills
London -
Tim Kain
Canberra - CDs:- by Soni with John Williams - The Mantis and the Moon; by ABC Classics - Guitar Trek, Music for a Guitar Family
Carlo Barone
Milan -
Four opportunities to gain experience playing for a friendly audience were provided at the forums organised during the year.
In August 1997 the Guitar Ensemble Festival was a great success - hundreds of young players in school ensembles getting the chance to show their style.
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