Celebrate the brilliance of Debussy’s influence

As Melbourne’s leading guitar ensemble, the award winning Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) welcomes audiences who are curious about hearing new music and established favourites through the rich, vibrant and beautiful sound of the guitar quartet. Embodying a dynamic and theatrical on-stage musical persona, MGQ’s blend of innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing is a joy to experience.

In MGQ’s final tribute to Debussy in 2018, Images celebrates the brilliance of Debussy’s influence through the works by some of the most prominent guitarist/composers of the 20th century. The beauty of the guitar quartet and quintessence of Impressionism is undeniably on display as the works of Dyens, Goss and Kleynjans are to music, the same degree as the works Monet and Degas are to art.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Guitar Quartet


Francis Kleynjans

Stephen Gross
Gnossiennes & Gymnopedies

Roland Dyens
Comme un rond d’eau

Francis Kleynjans
Los Cuatro Elementos


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2018

Now in its seventh year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Melbourne Guitar Quartet

The Melbourne Guitar Quartet (MGQ) is dedicated to the development of new chamber music repertoire for the instrument. MGQ uses the guitar family of instruments (classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars) producing a rich and broad timbral spectrum for guitar ensemble performance.