TWO OF THE WORLD’S FOREMOST DUOS PERFORM IN ONE ASTONISHING EVENING OF GUITAR VIRTUOSITY
This confluence of guitar duos from the Asia/Pacific region was born in 2016 when the Grigoryan Brothers (Slava & Leonard Grigoryan) were invited to perform a series of concerts with the Beijing Guitar Duo (Meng Su & Yameng Wang) in the Shandong province of China. The four guitarists felt an immediate musical connection. As established duos at the top of their field on the international stage with busy touring schedules, it was not until August this year that they could reunite for an Australian tour.
The Grigoryan Brothers are well known to Australian audiences having received four ARIA awards and enjoying a long history of performances at festivals, major concert halls in all capital cities and regular performances throughout regional Australia.
Born in the same city, Meng Su and Yameng Wang met when they were studying guitar and subsequently formed the Beijing Guitar Duo. They have been based in the U.S.A. for a number of years. Both became students of Manuel Barrueco, who is regarded as one of the finest guitarists of the modern era. Mr Barrueco was so impressed by their abilities that they formed a trio, which has toured extensively and recorded an album in 2014.
The Australian tour of the Beijing Guitar Duo & Grigoryan Brothers is a platform for each duo to present the unique talents that have earned them worldwide acclaim. They will then come together to delve into each other’s cultures, focussing on Australian, Chinese and European repertoire. This promises to be a spectacular celebration of the guitar’s incredible influence on music across the globe.
Thursday 16 August 2018 7.30pm
Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Beijing Guitar Duo (China)
Tickets $50 ($40 concession)
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Raz Music
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