Gretton wins first prize at Mertz competition

Harold Gretton has won 1st prize in the 7th International Guitar Competition of J.K. Mertz. The contest was held in Bratislava, Slovakia at the end of June 2010.  The prize is 6 concerts, 1000 euros and the complete works of Mertz as published by Chantarelle.Well done Harold!
Harold Gretton holds the first PhD in Performance from the ANU School of Music and is living and studying in Europe with his fiancée, Belgian guitarist Veronique Van Duurling.  Another well done!

Earlier this year, Harold¬† released his CD “the 20th century guitar,” which is a result of his PhD research at ANU into performance practice.¬† Visit Harold’s website to learn more and to order a copy.¬† (I’m sure his next CD will include a bit of Mertz!)


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