Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre
“Guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring,” - The New York Times
“Their ability to play as if drawing from a shared musical consciousness and their subtle nuances of tempo, bordered on the uncanny," The West Australian
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. This ambition can be heard as the brothers take the classical guitar into genres such as jazz, folk and contemporary music. There are no boundaries, only new frontiers to cross. In concert, mix it all together and you have a dimension to guitar-playing rarely seen in the musical world.
For this performance The Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their latest release, which sees a return to classical repertoire. The album will include songs by composers such as Bach, Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce all masterfully arranged for them by their father Edward. This familial collaboration is not new, with Grigoryan senior arranging the music of Tchaikovsky’s suite for piano ‘The Seasons’, for his sons’ critically acclaimed 2012 release.
The program will also include other works highlighting the Slava and Leonard’s 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.
Joe Fowler and Mardae Selepak
It’s difficult to say whether or not Joe Fowler and Mardae Selepak would have started a musical collaboration had they met during their studies at the Conservatorium of Music at WAAPA. It was many years later, however, they did meet by chance in Albany and are now preparing for their fourth public performance. The Histoire du Tango by Astor Piazzolla is a pillar of the flute and guitar repertoire and is also the title of the recital. Their repertoire includes works by Chick Corea, Jacques Ibert and Hector Villa Lobos. They have also been into a studio and begun recording a suite of original music for guitar and flute. This dazzling duo combines scintillating virtuosity, fearless interpretation and genuine expression to leave the audience thrilled.
Experience the brilliance of artists considered at the top of their art form in an instrumental ensemble of award-winning acts. Buy tickets to internationally acclaimed Grigoryan Brothers along with two of the most imaginative and dynamic international performers in traditional and early music, Chris Norman & David Greenberg on Sun 21 October 2018 and receive 30% off both concert ticket prices.
Broaden your experience and add to your Artists in Excellence package by also purchasing tickets to the burgeoning and innovative new music genre of Ensemble Offspring on Saturday 15 September 2018 and receive 50% off all three concert tickets.
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