Ziggy & Miles – Sidekick

Ziggy & Miles

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ziggy & Miles


A musical exploration of family dynamics.

Titled after the work of the same name, this concert is a reflection of Ziggy and Miles’ history and brotherly dynamic both on stage and off. Written for the brothers, Katie Jenkins’ Sidekick intentionally inflates and satires their relationship with musical bickering and sparring virtuosity.

About the concert

To open and close the performance, the brothers perform two works instrumental in developing their teenage love for the guitar duo, Paulo Bellinati’s fiery Jongo, and Radamés Gnattali’s Suite Retratos, both championed by the Assad and Grigoryan brothers.

The pieces in between include Ziggy and Miles’ own arrangement of Debussy’s timeless Suite bergamasque, and a world premiere by local composer Ken Murray’s Trin Warren Tam-boore titled after the wetlands of the same name; a name which was given by the Wurundjeri people meaning Bellbird Waterhole.

Praise for Ziggy & Miles

‘Extremely high quality and permits the listener to hear clearly how talented these brothers are, and what enormous potential they have for a future in music. – Broadway World

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Miles Johnston classical guitar
Ziggy Johnston classical guitar


Paulo Bellinati

Claude Debussy
Suite bergamasque, L.75

Katie Jenkins
Sidekick – Commissioned by Ziggy & Miles

Ken Murray
Trin Warren Tam-boore – Commissioned by Ziggy & Miles

Radames Gnattali
Suite Retratos
ii. Ernesto Nazareth (Valse)
iv. Chiquinha Gonzaga (Corta Jaca)