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23rd March 2017 (Thursday) - 6pm

Katie Noonan & Karin Schaupp - Songs of the Latin Skies

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp have an intuitive musical connection. Their collaborations to date have earned them high praise and their latest co-creation, Songs of the Latin Skies once again promises to enchant Perth audiences. Together they journey through the great South American songbook of bossa nova, samba, salsa and tango, interpreting work by Gilberto Gil, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Luis Bonfa, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.

Renowned for breaking down genre boundaries, Katie Noonan’s technical mastery and pure voice makes her one of Australia’s most versatile and beloved vocalists. Guitarist Karin Schaupp is an internationally sought-after recitalist and soloist. They combine forces to create a unique sound, putting a fresh spin on Latin jazz and classical pieces from the musical masters of South America.

Venue: Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach.

Special Price Tickets available @ http://lasttix.com.au/buy-discount-tickets-katie-noonan-karin-schaupp-songs-of-the-latin-skies



22nd April 2017 (Saturday) - 3pm

Jane Austen's Drawing Room

Music Direction by Stewart Smith and Jonathan Paget

Performed by: Stewart Smith (Clementi Square Piano), Jonathan Paget (René Lacote guitar) and WAAPA Music students

In the fashionable Georgian age of Jane Austen’s romance novels, square pianos were the mainstay of domestic music-making. The square piano, which features prominently in the Stewart Symonds Collection, was an English invention that allowed compact affordable pianos to fill the drawing rooms of thousands of homes. English music-making of this era includes a surprisingly rich repertoire of songs for piano and guitar.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $27 full; $22 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.



7th May 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Players Forum

The Classical Guitar Society WA forum for players of all standards (beginner to advanced)

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

If you are interested in playing, or have a student interested in playing, please contact Deborah Banks at Deborah.Banks@education.wa.edu.au or phone 0403 133 730.

For information about the forums, click here.



11th May 2017 (Thursday) - 7:30pm

Guitar Brazilliance

Music Direction by Jonathan Paget; Performed by: Classical Guitar students and staff

Performed by: Stewart Smith (Clementi Square Piano), Jonathan Paget (René Lacote guitar) and WAAPA Music students

Join us for a fiesta of Latin American guitar music from Villa-Lobos to Bellinati and beyond, performed by WAAPA guitar students and guest artists the SilverSands Guitar Trio (Jonathan Paget, Craig Lake, and Nathan Fischer). The guitar artistry of South America dances to the tune of the choros, the samba, the waltz and the tango!

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $27 full; $22 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.



19th May 2017 (Friday) - 5:00pm

Masterclass - Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald

UWA's Jonathan Fitzgerald will present a masterclass for talented high school guitarists. Open to observers free of charge.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



26th May 2017 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

UWA guitar students will present a free concert of solo and ensemble works ranging from Baroque classics of Vivaldi and Bach to modern works by Australian composers.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



6th June 2017 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Horizons (WAAPA guitar student showcase)

Venue: St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Mt Lawley (corner First Ave and Beaufort St)

FREE ADMISSION



1st July 2017 (Saturday) - 3pm

Silver Sands Guitar Trio

Jonathan Paget, Nathan Fischer, Craig Lake
Plus the WA Guitar Society Orchestra


Three inspirational, internationally-acclaimed guitarists perform ambient music to inspire, from Australia to Latin America, with a supporting act by the WA Guitar Society Orchestra. Award-winning guitarist Jonathan Paget (based at the WA Academy of Performing Arts) and Perth’s own Craig Lake, are joined by Malaysian-based virtuoso Nathan Fischer in this stunning new ensemble.

Venue: Perth Town Hall (Hay St & Barrack St, Perth).

Tickets: $35 adults, $25 concession/members.

Discounts online at: www.trybooking.com/PIRH.

City of Perth Parking options include: (1) Pier Street (between Murray & Wellington), (2) Council House (27 St Georges Tce), (3) Perth Concert Hall (Terrace Rd).



23rd July 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra fundraising concert for OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood Education)

Enjoy an afternoon of classical indulgence with the Guitar Society Orchestra. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with solo performances by Isaac Mangano and Jane Darcey. Jane will be premiering a suite of three pieces called Transmutation.

The concert includes a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Venue: St David’s Church Hall (Cnr Simpson & Bombard Streets, Applecross)

Tickets: $20 Adults, Available at the Door.



15th August 2017 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm

Classical Guitar Showcase

Performed by WAAPA guitar students

Venue: Music Auditorium, WAAPA (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



17th August 2017 (Thursday)

WAAPA Masterclasses with Guitar Festival Artists

  • Composition Masterclass with Claire Edwardes, Music Auditorium, 2.30-4.30pm
  • Guitar Masterclass with Karin Schaupp, Music Auditorium, 6.00-8.00pm
  • Percussion Masterclass with Claire Edwardes, Handa Studio, 6.00-8.00pm
Venue: WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE TO OBSERVERS



18th August 2017 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

Performed by UWA guitar students.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



18th August 2017 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes

Performed by: Karin Schaupp (classical guitar) Claire Edwardes (percussion)

Celebrated guitarist Karin Schaupp joins forces with percussionist extraordinaire Claire Edwardes in an all Australian program of enthralling musical landscapes. Through the mellow and sensual medium of marimba/vibraphone and guitar, the audience is taken on a musical journey through the Australian outback, sojourning in lush rainforests and soaking up the sun on warm beaches. Karin Schaupp and Claire Edwardes are two of Australia’s best-loved musical artists and this is a rare privilege to hear them play together.

Venue: Judith Cottier Theatre (Perth College, 31 Lawley Cresc. Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $36 full; $28 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.

Click here to download the event flyer.



19th - 20th August 2017

29th WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

This year's featured artist and adjudicator will be Karin Schaupp.

Click here for more information.



2nd September 2017 (Saturday) - 6:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Perth

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Braham Auditorium, Trinity College Brother O’Doherty Cultural Centre (Nelson Crescent, east of Braithwaite St East Perth WA 6004)

FREE ADMISSION



3rd September 2017 (Sunday) - 5:00pm

The Journey of Composition with Mathew Laurenson

A classical guitar recital featuring some of the many and varied compositions of Mathew Laurenson. These beautiful compositions exhibit the classical guitar at it's finest, and have been created over the past 8 years. During these years Mathew has been on a journey to discover the secrets to honing his music writing skills as well as finding his own authentic musical voice. Please do join us for a wonderful evening of opulent musical display.

Venue: Cottesloe Memorial Hall 109 Broome Street, Cottesloe

Tickets and more information available at http://www.cappuccino-concerts.com.au/products.



3rd September 2017 (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Boyd Meets Girl

Rupert Boyd (guitar) and Laura Metcalf (cello)

Dynamic and inspirational guitarist Rupert Boyd (familiar to Perth audiences through his highly-acclaimed ensemble the “Australian Guitar Duo”) returns to Australia in a stunning new chamber combination. Artists of impeccable musicianship and stunning technique, Boyd and Metcalf delight with an eclectic program of works by Zenamon, Faure, Bach, Edwards, Gnattali, Piazzolla, de Falla, Pärt, and Michael Jackson.

Pavane (Fauré): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxgBP3kFUfg
Human Nature (Michael Jackson): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9UZoH8J-QI

New York-based Australian classical guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative,” and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His performances have taken him across four continents, from New York’s Carnegie Hall, to the Barcelona Guitar Festival in Spain, Strings-139 Festival in China, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Gharana Music Festival in Nepal, and every state and territory in mainland Australia

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $35 adults, $25 concession/members.

Discounts online at: http://www.trybooking.com/QTHF.

For more information visit: http://www.boydmeetsgirlduo.com/concerts.html.



5th September 2017 (Tuesday) - 6.30pm

Rupert Boyd Masterclass

This is a golden opportunity to work with an inspirational international performer. Interested players should contact Jonathan Paget on j.paget@ecu.edu.au to reserve a place (places for performers are limited).

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

Players $90, Observers $5, members/WAAPA students free.



8th September 2017 (Friday) - 7:30pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Albany

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Albany Senior High School (1 Campbell Rd Mount Clarence WA 6330)

FREE ADMISSION



9th September 2017 (Saturday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the Maylands Yacht Club for an afternoon of classical indulgence. Conducted by Jane Darcey, with performances by special guests.

Venue: Maylands Yacht Club (East Street Maylands)

Tickets: $5



10th September 2017 (Sunday) - 2:30pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Dunsborough

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Old Dunsborough Town Hall (44 Gifford Rd Dunsborough WA 6281)

FREE ADMISSION



11th September 2017 (Monday) - 7:00pm Concert, 3:30pm Masterclass

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Margaret River

Performed by UWA Guitar Students

Venue: Margaret River High School Auditorium (158 Bussell Hwy Margaret River WA 6285)

FREE ADMISSION



17th September 2017 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

WA Classical Guitar Players' Forum

Expressions of interest for the 2017 Players' Forum to be held on Sunday 7 September should contact the Coordinator Steve Sutherland on 0405 535 149 or email steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au.

Venue: Instrumental Music Schools Services, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Click here to download the event flyer.

Players $5.00 to play, members play for free. Observers by gold coin donation.

For information about the forums, click here.



4th October 2017 (Wednesday) - 7:00pm

WASO Young and Emerging Artists 2017 International Artist Masterclass Program

Masterclass with Karin Schaupp (Guitar)

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION

Applications for players due 25 August

Download the 2017 IAMP Event Information and 2017 IAMP Application Form for more information.



11th October 2017 (Wednesday) - 7:30pm

Rosemary and Thyme: The English Guitar

Music Direction by Jonathan Paget

Performed by: Classical Guitar students with Jonathan Paget (guitar) and Stewart Smith (piano)

Through the passion and artistic genius of Julian Bream, the guitar in England was repositioned at the leading edge of musical excellence, with stunning interpretations of works by the likes of Britten, Walton, and Tippet. Celebrate Bream’s artistic legacy and the English guitar heritage in all its richness and poetry, from the Renaissance to the present day. The evening showcases performances by WAAPA guitar students, and features Jonathan Paget and Stewart Smith in a special performance of Mr Shand’s Guitar Concerto.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $27 full; $22 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6636 or purchase tickets online.



13th October 2017 (Friday) - 5:00pm

UWA Fridays@Five Concert Series - "Guitar Plus"

UWA guitar students present a collaborative concert, performing an exciting program of rarely heard chamber music featuring guitar with other instruments.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

FREE ADMISSION



28th October 2017 (Saturday) - 7:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Tour - Melbourne

Performed by UWA Guitar Students.

Venue: Venue: St Mary’s Church (428 Queensberry St North Melbourne VIC 3051)

More information and tickets available here - https://melbourneguitarfoundation.com/six-fish-and-nine-guitars



31st October 2017 (Tuesday) - 7.30pm

Guitar Travels (WAAPA guitar student showcase)

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15, Central Ave Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



2nd December 2017 (Saturday) - 6pm

WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra Christmas Concert

An evening of festive guitar music from around the globe.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA School of Music

Tickets: Online advanced booking: $25 Adults, $20 Conc., $15 members, Door prices: $28 Adults, $23 conc., $18 members.



24th April 2018 (Tuesday) - 7:00pm

Guitar Plus! A Feast of Chamber Music

The guitar is the perfect accompaniment to a melodic line, whether sung, or played on flute, violin, or other instrument. Join WAAPA’s talented guitarists in an exploration of the beautiful chamber repertoire of the guitar, from the Renaissance to the present day.

Venue: St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Cnr Beaufort St & First Ave Mt Lawley

FREE ADMISSION



28th April 2018 (Saturday) - 3pm

Souvenirs: From the Heroic to the Sentimental

Jonathan Paget

Acclaimed Australian virtuoso guitarist and Head of Guitar at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Jonathan Paget presents souvenirs of the early Romantic guitar on a period instrument (replica by Simon Rovis-Hermann). Seducing us with delicate colours, beautiful melodies, and stormy virtuosity, Paget presents a vivid program ranging from the heroic to the sentimental, with pieces by Coste, Diabelli, Mertz, Sor and others. Performed in the gorgeously historic location of the North Perth Lesser Town Hall, Paget’s music-making combines world-class performance with fascinating research insights.

Jonathan Paget is an Associate Professor at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, where—in addition to leading the classical guitar program—he is Associate Dean of Research. Reviews describe him as “a fine musician with brilliant technique” [Soundboard, USA], “up there with some of the best” [Classical Guitar, UK]. His solo CD “Midsummer’s Night” for Move Records (www.move.com.au) has been played extensively on Australian radio.

Venue: North Perth Lesser Town Hall (24 View St North Perth).

Tickets: $30 adults, $20 concession/members.

Purchase online at: www.trybooking.com/UWNY or www.trybooking.com/366754.



6th May 2018 (Sunday)

Players Forum

Presented by the WA Classical Guitar Society and Instrumental Music School Services

This unique event gives students the opportunity to practice performing in front of a supportive live audience. It is open to all students and small ensembles from beginners to advanced.

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Performers will need to send their program, including the titles, composer’s name and the performance time of each piece to steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au no later than the 29th April 2018.

Audience entry is by gold coin donation. Guitar Society members perform for free, non member’s cost is $5 ensembles $10.

Afternoon tea is provided.

For information about the forums, click here.



9th May 2018 (Wednesday) - 5:30pm

Guitar Masterclass with Jonathan Fitzgerald

Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, Head of Guitar at the UWA Conservatorium of Music, will be presenting a free masterclass for advanced high school classical guitar students.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Booking:
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot (performance spots are limited)
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required



18th May 2018 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

Come hear some of Western Australia’s most talented young guitarists perform an exciting concert of solo and ensemble repertoire for the guitar. From Baroque favourites to the modern works of Glass and Houghton, there’s something for everyone in this free performance.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

FREE ADMISSION



20th May 2018 (Sunday) - 12-2pm

Soundboard Sundays - Classical Guitar Open Recital

Join us at the UWA Conservatorium of Music for “Soundboard Sundays”, where you can perform your current repertoire in front of a friendly and supportive audience. Whether you're preparing for a University or School assessment, an exam (WACE practical / AMEB or other grade exam) or you just want to share something you have been practicing – come along and play! All ages and abilities welcome!

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

Booking:
Performers: participation is free, email Jonathan Fitzgerald at jonathan.fitzgerald@uwa.edu.au to book a spot.
Audience: entry is free, no bookings required.



31st May 2018 (Thursday) - 7:00pm

Landscapes of the Australian Guitar

Music Direction by: Jonathan Paget; Performed by: Classical Guitar students and staff

The guitar in Australia has experienced a Renaissance of popularity. In this explosion of exciting musical activity, many composers look to the landscape for inspiration. Special guest Australian guitarist Ken Murray joins WAAPA’s guitar students for a fascinating musical journey into the Australian outback, from the musically iconic to the arcane.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $28 full; $23 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.



1st Jun 2018 (Friday)

*** Festival Application Closing Date ***

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival (25-26 August 2018)

Application information: Click here.

Online application form: Click here.



1st Jun 2018 (Friday)

Guitar Society Orchestra Masterclass with Ken Murray

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)



3rd Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 3pm

Ken Murray: Visions and Legacies

Ken Murray is one of the most recognisable player-composers in Australia, renowned for virtuosic performances of his own poetic musical landscapes, as well as his extensive collaborations in new music. Ken has also championed and recorded Spanish music from the early twentieth century, and has been active as a performer of Brazilian and South American musical styles. This program celebrates both Ken’s Australian musical visions and the Hispanic legacies of the contemporary classical guitar.

Ken Murray has developed a career as a guitarist combining performance, composition, teaching and research. He completed the PhD at the University of Melbourne, researching the Spanish guitar in 19C Britain, and is Senior Lecturer and Head of Guitar at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $30 full; $20 conc/friends; Purchase online at https://www.trybooking.com/371959.



3rd June 2018 (Sunday) - 4pm

UWA Guitar Studio Southwest Tour - Dunsborough Jazz Festival

Venue: Happs Wines, 575 Commonage Rd, Dunsborough WA 6281

Tickets: $25 - Available for purchase at https://www.stickytickets.com.au/67514/happs_hosts_uwa_guitar_studio.aspx.



5th June 2018 (Tuesday) - 7pm

UWA Guitar Studio Southwest Tour - The Albany Centre

Venue: UWA Albany Campus, 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany WA 6330

Tickets: $10 - Available for purchase at https://goo.gl/3vyVAZ.



10th June 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra in concert

Join the Classical Guitar Society Orchestra in the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of the Maylands Yacht Club for an afternoon of classical indulgence.

Venue: Maylands Yacht Club (East Street Maylands)

Tickets: $5



24th Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

Guitar Society Orchestra Winter Concert

With guest soloist Darryn Santana

Venue: Kalamunda Arts Centre

Tickets: $25 adults $15 members and concession.

24th Jun 2018 (Sunday) - 7.00pm

Morgan Remaj - In Recital

Venue: Music Auditorium, WAAPA (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION




5th August 2018 (Sunday) - 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Ace your WACE

A Free Masterclass with Jonathan Paget
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University


Have a WACE performance exam or an audition coming up? Want to boost your confidence and performance skills - and maximise your result? In these free workshops, WAAPA’s outstanding classical music lecturers give you advice, strategies, skills and tips for releasing your inner virtuoso, and optimising your WACE exam result. You’ll perform one of your exam or audition pieces in a workshop setting, and receive invaluable feedback on how to enhance your performance. A great opportunity to develop your skills in preparation for your WACE exam or WAAPA audition.

Minimum age: 15 years

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15), off Central Ave Mt Lawley

Cost: FREE – Bookings essential, email: t.white@ecu.edu.au - Family and observers welcome

Click here to download the event flyer.



15th August 2018 (Wednesday) - 8pm (Doors open at 7pm)

HEMISPHERES 11 | MUSIC OF THE WORLD

Derek Gripper

Hemispheres, the world music series based at PSAS in Fremantle, is now well into its second year... and it just gets better! With ever increasing international involvement we’re delighted to announce our next concert features the truly unique South African guitarist, Derek Gripper. And thanks to a recommendation by former ABC Radio National Planet producer, Doug Spencer, who spotted him on the Adelaide Guitar Festival program, Derek has agreed to perform in Fremantle en route back to Cape Town.

An established classical guitarist Derek has a long-held passion for the West African 21-string kora (harp), a tradition primarily the domain of Manding Jali or Griot musicians who are the anointed storytellers and keepers of the flame. It took Derek Gripper untold hours of painstaking work to transcribe note-for-note the complex compositions of Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté and find a way of playing them on classical six-string guitar. The results appeared on his ninth album, One Night on Earth, marking a meeting point of the written tradition of Western classical music and the oral tradition of the West African griots.

Critical acclaim was quick to follow. Classical guitar legend John Williams said he thought it was “absolutely impossible until I heard Derek Gripper do it”. Kora legend, Toumani Diabaté, himself asked for confirmation that it was indeed just one person playing one guitar. Both immediately invited Derek to collaborate with them after hearing his recording One Night on Earth and its follow up Libraries on Fire which won the Songlines Award for “Best Album Africa and Middle East". Derek performed with Williams at London’s Shakespeare’s Globe and King’s Place and with Diabaté and his Symmetric Orchestra at the Acoustik Festival Bamako, Mali.

Our recent Hemispheres concerts with the UK artists, Lost Brothers and Eddy Jay and Will Pound were a great success and we’re expecting another generous audience for this remarkable guitarist who’s reshaping the boundaries of the classic six-string guitar. Book early.

Venue: PSAS - 22 Pakenham St, Fremantle (Bar facilities available)

Tickets: Available from TicketBooth.

More Information: View Facebook Event.



21st August 2018 (Tuesday) - 1.10pm (Lunchtime)

Classical Guitar Showcase

WAAPA’s guitar students share their talent, inspiration, and visions of musical beauty, in a selection of ensemble and guitar solo performances.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WAAPA (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

FREE ADMISSION



24th Aug 2018 (Friday) - 1:00pm

UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert

Come hear some of Western Australia’s most talented young guitarists perform an exciting concert of solo and ensemble repertoire for the guitar.

Venue: Callaway Music Auditorium, UWA

FREE ADMISSION



24th August 2018 (Friday) - 7:30pm

Chrystian Dozza: My Brazil

Performed by: Chrystian Dozza (Brazil)

One of the most exciting Brazilian classical guitarists on the international scene, Chrystian Dozza came to prominence as a member of the internationally-acclaimed Quarternaglia Guitar Quartet. He is renowned for his delectable musical compositions that elegantly encapsulate the spirit of modern Brazil—combining folk and Jazz influences, poetic classical sophistication, and eye-popping guitar virtuosity. Chystian will perform a stunning selection of his solo guitar music and will be joined by WAAPA guitar students for special performances of some of his larger works.

Venue: Music Auditorium, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2 Bradford St Mt Lawley)

Tickets: $30 full; $25 conc/friends; Phone (08) 9370 6895 or purchase tickets online.



25th - 26th August 2018

WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival

The WA International Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival is an annual event hosted by the Classical Guitar Society. It provides a unique opportunity for ensembles to perform in a formal yet supportive environment. It fosters camaraderie and pedagogical exchanges amongst participants and contributes to the over-all artistic and cultural enrichment of the community.

The 30th WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival will be held at Carine Senior High School, 51 Everingham St Carine, on Saturday, 25 August and Sunday, 26 August 2018. The 2018 adjudicator will be Brazillian guitarist Chrystian Dozza.

Click here for more information.



27th August 2018 (Monday) - 7pm to 9pm

Masterclass with Chrystian Dozza

Venue: Kurongkurl Katijin Gallery (Building 15, Central Ave, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley)

Free to attend/observe. All welcome. Enquires j.paget@ecu.edu.au.



8th September 2018 (Saturday) - 4:00pm

Spring Concert! Mandolins and more in concert.

Masataka Hori – mandolin; Duncan Gardiner - classical guitar ; Setsu Masuda – piano; West Australian Mandolin Orchestra

Euphoria is a new collaboration which brings together one of the world’s finest mandolinists, Masataka Hori, with the exquisite guitar and piano duo, mimi duo (Duncan Gardiner – guitar and Setsu Masuda – piano), and the combined forces of the wonderful West Australian Mandolin Orchestra. This combination of mandolin, guitar, piano and orchestra promises a concert filled with fun and energy. The musicians will present gorgeous music from Spain, Italy, Japan and Australia, including numerous original works. Vivaldi’s sparkling mandolin Concerto in C Major and the rhythmical guitar concerto Spanish Impressions form the centrepiece of the program. The trio comprising Hori, Gardiner and Masuda will also present two acclaimed pieces dedicated to the victims and survivors of the tsunami disaster that affected vast areas of Japan in 2011.

Venue: Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre (48 Canning Road, Kalamunda)

Tickets: $30 adult / $25 concession (http://www.trybooking.com/396544).

Web: www.masataka-hori.com / www.mimiduo.com.au / www.wamo.com.au;

Videos: The Bee; Sakura; Remembrance

To download an event flyer, click here.



9th September 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00pm

WA Classical Guitar Players' Forum

Presented by the WA Classical Guitar Society and Instrumental Music School Services

This unique event gives students the opportunity to practice performing in front of a supportive live audience. It is open to all students and small ensembles from beginners to advanced.

Venue: School of Instrumental Music, 150 Guildford Rd Maylands (access from Peninsular Ave)

Expressions of interest to Steven Sutherland on 0405 535 149 or email steven.sutherland2@education.wa.edu.au.

For information about the forums, click here.

To download an event flyer, click here.



Fridays 4 Aug – 14 Sept 2018 (4-6pm)

Accelerate! Guitars

Accelerate! Guitars is UWA's new elite performance training program designed for classical guitarists in years 10- 12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level!

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Head of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests!

The program includes a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on their current repertoire, and address topics such as practise strategies, technique, nail shape and care, interpretation, and performance.

The program will culminate in a joint performance with the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.

Places are strictly limited and entry is via audition. Full scholarships are provided so there is no cost to participants.

How to apply:
For more information and audition requirements, please visit http://www.music.uwa.edu.au/community/accelerate!-guitars.



12-16 September 2018

Perth International Classical Guitar Festival

The UWA Conservatorium of Music invites you to join us for the first Perth International Classical Guitar Festival. Over five days, enjoy a jam-packed program featuring local, national and international artists including Craig Ogden, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Josinaldo Costa and the Perth Guitar Quartet, as well as the cream of Western Australia’s young emerging artists.

Be treated to a variety of performances from soloists, duos and ensembles, as well as the Australian Premier of Andy Scott’s Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra (2017), commissioned by the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

The Festival will also include masterclasses, workshops, open rehearsals and demonstrations – allowing you to dive in and immerse yourself in all things guitar!

FESTIVAL LAUNCH

Converge | Perth Guitar Quartet

Wednesday 12 Sept | 5.30pm | Callaway Auditorium

Join us for the launch of the festival with a free performance by the Perth Guitar Quartet, WA’s premier professional guitar ensemble.

Formed in 2013, Perth Guitar aim to feature Australian works for guitar with a specific focus on expanding the repertoire through new commissions by local Perth composers. The members of the Perth Guitar Quartet are Melissa Fitzgerald, Chris Kotchie, Jameson Feakes, and Robert Parker. They have all established themselves as in-demand performers and teachers in Perth and internationally.

The residencies of Craig Ogden and Josinaldo Costa are made possible thanks to the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist Scheme.

FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Weekend Festival Pass
(4 Concerts plus all Workshops & Masterclasses)
$80 Standard
$60 Concession

One-Day Festival Ticket
(2 Concerts plus Workshops & Masterclasses)
$45 Standard
$32 Concession
Individual sessions as priced below

CONCERTS

Saturday 15 Sept
Next Generation

2.30pm-3.30pm | Perth Town Hall | $20/$15

Featuring Guitarstrophe (The Western Australian Guitar Ensemble), soloists and small ensembles from the UWA Guitar Studio this concert includes a special performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint by UWA’s Moretti Ensemble and students from the Accelerate! Guitar program. Don’t miss the next generation of Perth’s classical guitarists in concert.

Saturday 15 Sept
Craig Ogden in Recital

6.30pm-8pm | Perth Town Hall | $30/$22.5

UWA graduate and Classic FM chart-topping artist Craig Ogden returns to Perth to perform a solo recital featuring all your favourite works. Joining forces with fellow UWA graduate and his former student Don Candy, in addition to performing amazing solos works, this concert is sure to please!

Sunday 16 September
Josinaldo Costa in Recital

2.30pm-3.30pm | Perth Town Hall | $20/$15

Brazilian guitarist Josinaldo Costa is in demand as a solo artist and chamber musician, with performances across four continents. A celebrated concert artist, educator, and festival director, we are excited to welcome Josinaldo to Western Australia for his first solo recital in Perth.

Sunday 16 September
Craig Ogden & Friends

6.30pm – 8pm | Perth Town Hall | $30/$22.5

Craig joins forces with long-time collaborator Paul Tanner in OgdenTANNER to present some exciting works for Guitar & Percussion, before he joins the UWA Chamber Orchestra to perform the Australian Premier of Andy Scott’s Guitar Concerto co-commissioned by the UWA Conservatorium of Music.

WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

Sat 15 Sept
MASTERCLASS | Josinaldo Costa

1-2pm | Supper Room, Perth Town Hall | FREE

Brazilian guitarist Josinaldo Costa is an accomplished teacher. He was the Director of the guitar program at Servite High School (California) for 4 years. Servite’s program is a reference in the USA, and frequently used as a model to other programs in the country and abroad. Applications to play are invited from tertiary and high-school students as well as amateurs looking to take their playing to the next level.

Sat 15 Sept
WORKSHOP | Simon Rovis-Hermann, luthier

4pm-5pm | Supper Room, Perth Town Hall | FREE

Based in Fremantle, WA, Simon is a luthier with over 30 years experience making high quality musical instruments, specialising in classical guitars, both modern and 19th century reproductions. Hear Simon talk about the process behind making these amazing instruments and gain valuable tips on instrument care and maintenance.

Sun 16 Sept
MASTERCLASS | Craig Ogden

1-2pm | Supper Room, Perth Town Hall | FREE

Masterclasses are an important learning opportunity for emerging artists but they also offer students, educators and music lovers not only the opportunity to see some amazing performances, but also to get a unique insight into the process of preparing a performance with advice from expert mentors. Applications to participate in this masterclasses are sought from performers of the highest standard.

Sun 16 Sept
WORKSHOP | Aidan Deasy
Historical Instruments


4pm-5pm | Supper Room, Perth Town Hall | FREE

Aidan studied the lute at the Conservatorio ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ di Milano (Italy) under lute player Francesca Torelli and has performed as a soloist and member of numerous early music groups in northern Italy. He is in demand as a performer on lute, Baroque guitar and theorbo. In this workshop he’ll introduce you to these amazing plucked string instruments.

VENDOR STALLS

Carreras Guitars
Graham Hawkes Guitar Maker
Paul Sheridan Guitars
Simon Rovis-Hermann Guitars
Zenith Music

EDUCATION EVENTS

Fri 14 Sept
Shaping Young Performers: Cultivating Excellence in Pre-Tertiary Guitar Programs

5.00pm-7.00pm | UWA (inc refreshments) | $20 Standard or $60 (includes Full Weekend Festival ticket)

Brazilian guitarist Dr Josinaldo Costa is in demand as a solo artist and chamber musician, with performances across four continents. A dedicated educator, he was the Director of guitar studies at Servite High School, a private Catholic school in Los Angeles, California. During his tenure, Josinaldo developed a program that rivalled many tertiary guitar departments, both in student experience and standard of playing.

Under his guidance, the Servite classical guitar ensemble won two consecutive first prizes in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Ensemble Showcase competition. Although Servite’s program focused on ensemble playing, excellent solo playing was also cultivated at the school. Students were offered an educational experience that surpassed many University programs, including monthly guest recitals/masterclasses by artists such as Judicael Perroy, Vladimir Gorbach, Thibaut Garcia, and Duo Siqueira-Lima. Servite’s program became a reference in the USA, frequently used as a model for other programs in the country.

Based upon Dr Costa’s experience, this workshop will be a participative session for guitarists interested or currently involved in group guitar teaching. A strong focus will be given to teaching strategies designed to bring the best out of students and cultivate a culture of excellence.

Bookings
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Festival Information
W | perthguitarfestival.com
T | 08 6488 7836
E | concerts@uwa.edu.au



22nd September 2018 (Saturday) - 7:30pm

Grigoryan Brothers - Song Without Words

Australia’s finest guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers, return to Perth performing works from their latest ARIA nominated release, Songs Without Words which sees a return to classical repertoire.

The program will also include other works highlighting their diverse skills: their deep appreciation of a broad spectrum of musical styles has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised.

Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences.

Venue: Main Auditorium - Subiaco Arts Centre

Tickets: Subiaco Arts Centre Box Office - Phone (08) 6212 9292 or Book tickets online.

Click here to download the event flyer.



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