25 November – András Csáki


”he always chooses expression over showing off”
– Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide, 2011

Hungarian-born András Csáki is an outstanding guitarist of his generation. The magnetism and sensibility of his playing has enchanted audiences in many concert halls from Japan to North America. This is his first and only appearance in Canberra and will undoubtedly leave his audience in awe. More information about András at http://www.andrascsaki.com

Book online at www.trybooking.com/YQMV or at the door from 6pm. A $30; C $20; CCGS members $20; Student 12-25 $15; U-12 $5; Family of four $60. Presented by Canberra Classical Guitar Society. Email canberraguitar@gmail.com for more information or ring 0403 640 669.

SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2018 at 7:30PM (changed from 7PM)
Wesley Music Centre
22 National Circuit, Forrest 2603

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June 10 2018 – Kim Myhr solo

Sunday 10 June 7.00pm.
Drill Hall Gallery, ANU
Building 29,
Kingsley Street,
Acton, 2601

SoundOut and the Canberra International Music Festival are proud to present Kim Myhr solo

Kim Myhr is one of the leading voices of the Norwegian experimental music scene, both as a composer and guitarist. Myhr’s solo music can be described as an orchestral exploration of the 12-string guitar. He has released three solo records, ‘All Your Limbs Singing’ (2014), ‘Bloom’ (2016), and ‘You | Me’ (2017). The new release features contributions from drummers Tony Buck (The Necks), Hans Hulbækmo (Atomic) and Ingar Zach, and has received widespread critical acclaim. ‘You | Me’ also received an honourable mention at Nordic Music Prize 2018. The jury stated: “This is a sonically adventurous record, beautifully listenable and immersive but never wilfully difficult, spanning both the sound worlds of contemporary jazz guitar and modern classical music”.

Myhr is an active composer, writing for chamber ensembles, electroacoustic settings and various theatrical projects. He is premiering a new work for Australian Art Orchestra at Melbourne Jazz Festival this June, and has been performing regularly in Australia the last ten years.

Adult: $30.00
Concession: $20.00

Available at the door, or online at eventbrite.

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Imaginations —Matt Withers & Acacia Quartet

Saturday 18 August 3.00pm and 6.00pm.
Margaret Whitlam Pavilion,
National Arboretum,
45 Forest Drive, Weston Creek, ACT 2611

A collection of the very best of Australian music for guitar and string quartet.​
Choose from one of two concerts on August 18th. Either a 3pm Afternoon Tea Matinee or a 6pm Champagne Evening Recital.

Hear this exciting musical collaboration as Matt Withers & Acacia Quartet bring you the very best Australian music. Imaginations: the world premiere tour of stunning new works by esteemed Sydney composer Richard Charlton, winning composers of the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition and more! This is your unique opportunity to hear the dynamic virtuosity of the combined forces of Acacia Quartet and Matt Withers in this dazzling collaboration.

In just eight years Acacia Quartet has won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which couple established repertoire with the unorthodox. Matt Withers – Australian Guitarist, is an ambassador for Australian music, a well-established classical guitar pedagogue, performer and role model for musicians around Australia. Each of their multiple recordings regularly feature on the likes of ABC Classic FM and in the Top-Ten Classical iTunes Charts and together, their collaboration of guitar and string quartet has garnered excitement and hype across the country. Their ‘Imaginations’ tour program will soon be recorded and licenced for digital distribution by ABC Classics.

Adult: $50.00
Concession: $35.00
Students: $25.00
Children: $20.00

Bookings essential. To book you place and buy tickets click here.

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June 15 2018 – Chrystian Dozza—Guitar Music From Brazil

Friday 15 June 7.30pm.
Wesley Music Centre,
20 National Circuit, Forrest

Canberra Classical Guitar Society
is proud to present
Chrystian Dozza – Guitar Music From Brazil

The extraordinarily talented Brazilian composer-guitarist Chrystian Dozza will present an entire program dedicated to Brazilian guitar music of the last two centuries. Divided into two parts, the first set contemplates consecrated composers such as Villa Lobos, Garoto, Dilermando Reis and Paulo Porto Alegre, who wrote and dedicated a new piece of music to Chrystian.

The second part is composed by Dozza’s guitar works, influenced by sounds from all over the world and different periods of music history. From the English Renaissance through John Dowland’s Pavan to Brazilian dances in Baião de Dois. From rustic dances of the British islands in Ella’s Jig to the Progressive Rock in Broken Dance.

The program will give the audience an overview of the variety of Brazilian rythms such as Choro in Villa Lobos Choro Tipico, Bossa-nova in Duas Contas, Samba in Lamentos do Morro and the Brazilian Waltz in Se ela Perguntar.

Adult: $35.00
Concession (Seniors & CCGS members): $25.00
Students (if aged 12-25): $20.00
Child less than 12yo: $5.00
Family (Good for 4 — 2 Adults and 2 Children: $75.00

Available at the door from 7.00pm or online at trybooking.com.

For more information please contact Dan Sloss at 0403 640 669, or email canberraguitar@gmail.com

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3 June 2018—Karin Schaupp & Umberto Clerici

Sunday 3 June 4.00pm.
Karin Schaupp & Umberto Clerici
The Street Theatre,
15 Childers St,
City West ACT 2601

Directions and map


From publicity at The Street Theatre’s website:

‘Wayfaring’ Album Launch
Internationally renowned musicians Karin Schuapp and Umberto Clerici first shared a stage as part of the 2015 Musica Viva Festival, where the combination of guitar and cello proved a major hit.

In 2018 they continue their critically acclaimed collaboration with a program exploring songs throughout the ages. From gentle Spanish lullabies to fiery contemporary works, from Schubert to De Fella, Clerici and Schuapp reinvent beautiful melodies with lush accompaniments for the unique and intoxicating combination of cello and guitar. The listener is taken on an emotional journey through life, with songs drawn from all over the world and from different life stages, interwoven with anecdotes about the inspiration behind these timeless melodies.

“…..spellbinding ….” Limelight Magazine 2016

A selection of works from the programme:

Schubert- Lob der Tränen
Ravel- Kaddish
Monteverdi- Lasciatemi Morire
Cacccini- Amarilli
Rodrigo- Aranjuez Ma Pensee
Mendelssohn- Op.62 no.1 Songs Without Words
Manuel de Falla- Jota
John Rutter- selected songs
Rachmaninoff- Song of Grusia op. 4 no. 4
Dvorak- Lasst Mich Allein Op. 82/1
Copland (arr. Nestor)- At the River
Elena Kats Chernin- Eliza’s Aria from Wild Swans Suite

Standard: $39.00
Concession: $37.00
Group 4+: $35.00
30 under 30: $30.00
Student: $29.00

Available at the door or online at The Street Theatre website.


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27 May 2018 – House Concert – Duo Merindah

Duo Merindah — Local virtuosi, Minh Le Hoang, guitarist, and Teresa Rabe, flautist, in concert on Sunday 27 May at 6:00 pm.

Minh will perform a selection of Baroque, Spanish and Latin pieces for solo guitar, and a set of guitar and flute duos with Teresa.

Limited seating for 50 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating.  The performance will begin at 6pm and will be followed by a dinner and drinks (provided) and a chance to mingle.
 Hosts Bill and Libby want to offer opportunities for Canberra audiences to share their passion for the classical guitar, its varied and interesting repertoire and for the very high level of talent present in the region.

17 Astelia Place
Rivett, ACT 2611

The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking.  Guests are advised to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.  (Map link).

Online bookings close pm Friday 25 May to allow for catering planning.  The music starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly.  Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/VBME

Contact Details: Dan Sloss  or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717

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New Zealand Guitar Quartet at Wesley on 31 May

Thursday 31 May 7.00pm.
The New Zealand Guitar Quartet in concert at the
Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest

Directions and map


  • Owen Moriarty
  • Jane Curry
  • John Couch
  • Vladimir Gorbach

The concert will include works by Andrew York, Andy Irvine (Planxty), Albeniz, & local Canberra composer Marian Budos. Enquiries: kiwiguitarist@yahoo.com

Adult $40.00
Full-time student $25.00
Child Under 12 $10
Available at the door or online at trybooking.com


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Guitarra Flamenca

4:00–6:00 PM Sunday, April 15

The Street Theatre
15 Childers St, City West, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Directions and map

From publicity at The Street Theatre’s website:

“Acclaimed flamenco guitarist PACO LARA (Jerez de la frontera, Spain) together with ARIA nominated flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT present a performance of spectacular flamenco guitar music as well as music by Chick Corea, Jorge Cardoso & more. Also featuring JAMES HAUPTMANN on percussion.

Embodying the unmistakeable Jerez style of flamenco guitar playing, Paco Lara presents the flamenco guitar in all it’s authenticity, culture and artistry. Apart from his skill as a formidable soloist, Paco is also revered for his ability as an accompanist in the specialised world of flamenco singing (cante) and (dance), where he has performed with Flamenco’s most significant artists including Beni de Cádiz, Juan Moneo “El Torta”, Miguel Flores “El Capullo de Jerez”, Tomasa Guerrero “La Macanita”, and Mercedes Ruiz, participating in prestigious festival programs including Bienal de Sevilla (Spain), Casa de la Música, Moscow (Russia) and more.

In 2014, Damian Wright was invited to perform as a solo artist at The Rajasthan International Folk Festival, India, and in 2016 performed at The Shanghai Fringe Festival, China. Damian’s flamenco ensemble Bandaluzia were invited to perform at the biannual Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan, and performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as part of TedX Sydney 2014.

“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction” – Sydney Morning Herald”

Standard $29.00
Concession $25.00
Available online from The Street.

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13 May 2018 – House Concert – Rumsey & Friends


Rumsey & Friends – ‘Anecdotes and Soliloquies’
An Evening with Thomas Azoury (Clarinet) and Andrew Rumsey (Piano)
With Special Guest Ciaran Edwards-McKeown (Guitar)

From publicity on the Eventbrite booking page:

“Back by popular demand, ‘Rumsey & Friends‘ presents another highly-entertaining evening of music-making! These three well-seasoned musicians will present a selection of exciting clarinet, piano and guitar repertoire! Andrew returns from his 10-month performance tour of the USA, Canada and Spain to join forces with the charismatic, Canberra-based clarinet virtuoso, Thomas Azoury and the charming, sensitive guitar-whisperer, Ciaran Edwards-McKeown.

Being friends and colleagues for nearly a decade, together they bring a tangible level of electricity and ‘Joie de Vivre’ to the stage. Sandwiched between pieces will be inspiring, embarrassing and unfortunate tales of events and happenings from their careers thus far! Get a glimpse into the joy, calamity and sheer irony that befalls some musicians!
Don’t miss out on an entertaining night of music and stories with these three trouble-makers!”

BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Limited seating for 60 guests in a lovely home with a performance space and comfortable seating. The performance will begin at 6:00pm and will be followed by a beautiful dinner and drinks (provided) and a chance to mingle.

Hosts Bill and Libby want to offer opportunities for Canberra audiences to share their passion for classical music. The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking. Guests are advises to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.

17 Astelia Place
Rivett, ACT 2611

The residence is on a battle-axe block with limited parking.  Guests are advised to park on Cedrela Place and enter via a footpath at the front of the house.  (Directions and map).

Online bookings close at 12pm Friday 11th of May to allow for catering planning.  The performance starts promptly at 6pm; please plan accordingly. Book online at Eventbrite.

Contact Details: Andrew Rumsey 0413 340 248 or Bill McIntyre 0407 930 717.

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Spanisches Liederabend

Friday, April 6 at 7:00 PM

Wesley Music Centre
20 National Circuit, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2603

Directions and map

Spanish poetry set to music by three great composers of art-song.

Please join us for a passionate evening of lieder.

MANUEL DE FALLA Siete canciones populares españolas
ROBERT SCHUMANN Spanisches Liederspiel Op. 74
HUGO WOLF Spanisches Liederbuch

Performing artists:


Refreshments will be served during interval.

One performance only
Adult $40.00
Under 30 $22.00
EARLY BIRD $15 (available to anyone who books before Friday 30 March 2018).
Available now from trybooking, or at the door before the concert.

Enquiries: call or email Louise (0481 317 692 / revivalhouseproject@gmail.com)

To whet your appetite, here’s a performance on YouTube of Jota, the fourth of de Falla’s siete canciones.


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