Cancelled: MGQ Revisited



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Melbourne Guitar Quartet on Thursday 14 May 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

Melbourne Guitar Quartet’s (MGQ’s) innovative arrangements, technical flair and superb ensemble playing add brilliance to Australia’s musical landscape.

Its unique instrumentation of classical bass, baritone, standard, treble and octave guitars opens a wealth of imaginative possibilities. Amassing diverse audience appeal since its formation in 2005, MGQ captivates avid lovers of chamber music, guitar aficionados and concert first-timers alike.

Celebrating 15 years, MGQ returns to the haunting beauty of Albéniz’s Córdoba and the spirit and passion of Argentinian tango in Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires. The unique voice of the Australian landscape springs into life as the ensemble weaves a hypnotic tapestry of texture and rhythmic verve in the works of Nigel Westlake and Robert Davidson. Together these works uncover a world of vibrant colour, imagination and rhythmic landscapes.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Guitar Quartet


Benjamin Dix guitar
Dan McKay guitar
Jeremy Tottenham guitar
Michael MacManus guitar


Isaac Albeniz/Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Córdoba from ‘Chants d’Espagne’, Op.232

Claude Debussy/Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Selections from Suite Bergamasque

Astor Piazzolla/Melbourne Guitar Quartet
Selections from María de Buenos Aires

Nigel Westalke
Winter in the Forgotten Valley

Robert Davidson


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

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