Cancelled: Guadagnini meets Gibson


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Aleksandr Tsiboulski


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise From Guadagnini meets Gibson on Tuesday 10 November has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Ukrainian-born guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski is widely celebrated, with his recordings attracting rave reviews, an ARIA nomination and international tours.

Aleksandr has won the Australian Guitar Competition, Gisborne Competition and Tokyo International Guitar Competition. His versatility is highlighted in a concert that drifts from the dreams and meditations of John Cage to Bach’s iconic cello suites, new works inspired by Zen Buddhism and the virtuosic works of Niccoló Paganini. Contrasting classic and contemporary sounds, Aleksandr performs on a 19th-century Gaetano Guadagnini guitar and a modern Gibson 335. The two beautiful voices frame a revelatory tour of new and familiar music.

Aleksandr Tsiboulski’s playing has been praised worldwide for ‘sensual intensity’ (Classical Guitar, U.K.), ‘finesse and passion’ (Herald Times, U.S.A.) and ‘responsive virtuosity’ (The Age).

About the program

Aleksandr Tsiboulski performs works by John Cage, J.S. Bach, Arvo Pärt and more. See the program tab for more information.


Aleksandr Tsiboulski guitar


John Cage

J.S. Bach
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008

Denys Mewlnykov
Two Bagatelles for electric guitar

Arvo Pärt
Spiegel im Spiegel

Toumani Diabaté
Elyne Road

J.S. Bach
Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat, BWV 1010

David Kotlowy
Iro-iro na Hana

Niccolò Paganini
Sonata No.10