Johnston Brothers – Australian Rhapsody


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Johnston Brothers


Weaving stories and landscapes through music.

About the artists

Award-winning duo Ziggy and Miles Johnston are brothers who share a deep passion for music and the classical guitar. Believing that musical performances create an environment offering a shared experience, the two break down barriers between musical genres and audiences.

About the concert

Through their artistic versatility and commitment to diverse cultures, the brothers interpret music across the fabric of time to weave stories and landscapes through their music. Criss-crossing the standard classical guitar canon with music from Australia, Spain, Latin America, and jazz-influenced works, the brothers also expand musical boundaries by offering new works and arrangements.

Spain and Australia are two beloved countries and repertoires for the classical guitar. Join the Johnston Brothers as they take you on a journey through the guitar duo staples of these two cultures. Beginning in Spain with Joaquín Rodrigo’s theatrical Tonadilla, romantic composer Enrique Granados’ Valses Poeticos and finishing with the Australian music that shaped the Johnston’s guitar journey.

This is their first live concert back in Australia in 3-years after having each completed their Master of Music degrees at The Juilliard School in New York.

Praise for Johnston Brothers

‘Their refined, creative artistry and exceptional virtuosity is a joy and inspiration to experience.’ Classical guitar virtuoso, Ms. Sharon Isbin

COVID Safety

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Ziggy Johnston classical guitar
Miles Johnston classical guitar


Joaquin Rodrigo

Enrique Granados
Valses Poéticos – arr. Duo Gruber & Maklar

Phillip Houghton
3 Duets

Leonard Grigoryan

Nigel Westlake
Songs from the Forest


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.