2019 GUITAR PERSPECTIVES
concerts, masterclasses and public lectures from 2-4 August 2019
The inaugural Guitar Perspectives Winter Celebration will take place from the 2nd to the 4th of August, 2019 in the new Ian Potter Southbank Centre, featuring concerts and masterclasses from world renowned guitarists Yamandu Costa (Brazil), Meng Su (China/USA) and Adam del Monte (USA).
The Winter Celebration will also host an academic conference highlighting synergies between scholarship and performance. The Guitar Century (c.1880-1980): Global Trends and Local Contexts will feature over 40 speakers from around the world and keynote presentations from acclaimed scholars Elijah Wald (USA) and Walter Aaron Clark (USA).
Friday Aug 2 at 5pm
WALTER A CLARK LECTURE
Acclaimed lecturer and researcher Walter Aaron Clark presents a public lecture titled: “What Is the ‘Spanish’ Guitar, Anyway? Los Romeros and the Multiple Identities of a Musical Dynasty”
Friday Aug 2 at 7.30pm
CONCERT 1: MENG SU
Multifaceted guitarist Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry. New York Concert Review called her performance “seemingly effortless and stunningly polished” while Classical Guitar Magazine wrote that “she has already reached the status of a seasoned artist.”
Saturday Aug 3 from 1pm
A concert featuring current students and alumni of the MCM guitar area.
These solo performances will draw on styles that are integral to the MCM guitar program, especially classical, contemporary, flamenco and Brazilian repertoire. Four works commissioned by Guitar Perspectives will be heard together for the first time.
Saturday Aug 3 at 3pm
MASTERCLASS: MENG SU
Guitar Perspectives Winter Celebration welcomes you to a masterclass with Meng Su and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students. This is free to the public and we encourage you to come observe this exceptional display.
Saturday Aug 3 at 5pm
ELIJAH WALD LECTURE
Elijah Wald is a musician, writer, and historian who has been playing guitar for more than fifty years. He presents a public lecture titled "Outside the Grooves: Exploring The Guitar Music We Can Never Hear"
Saturday Aug 3 at 7.30pm
CONCERT 2: ADAM DEL MONTE
One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation, Adam del Monte has made it his life mission to fully express himself in these two genres, transcending labelling and convention. Always having incorporated a wide array of musical styles in his compositions, del Monte creates a unique sound both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavours from around the world.
Sunday Aug 4 at 11am-12.30pm
MASTERCLASS: ADAM DEL MONTE
Guitar Perspectives Winter Celebration welcomes you to a masterclass with Adam del Monte and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music students. This is free to the public and we encourage you to come observe this exceptional display.
Sunday Aug 4 from 1pm-2pm
CHORO TO THE MAX CONCERT
An exploration of Brazilian guitar music as seen through the traditional genre of choro and featuring MCM guitar staff and alumni
Choro has its origins in late nineteenth century salon music, fused with elements of ragtime and samba. The music has seen a revival in recent years and has travelled internationally, reaching beyond its place of origin. Instruments featured in choro music such as the 7-string guitar, cavaquinho and pandeiro will be featured.
Sunday Aug 4 at 5pm
CONCERT 3: YAMANDU COSTA
Influenced by many great musicians such as Lucio Yanel and Astor Piazzolla (from Argentina); Raphael Rabelo, Baden Powell and Antonio Carlos Jobim (from Brazil) and Django Reinhart (from France), Yamandu has created his very particular style of compositions, somewhere between the typical music from the south of Brazil, Choro and Samba with finger acrobatic like passages, high tempo and yet very delicate and melodious pieces. For the audience his music is somewhere between breathtaking and breathholding, accompanied by Yamandu´s way of melting with his instrument and being one for the duration of the concert.
THE GUITAR CENTURY
We invite you to the Winter Celebration's Conference:
The Guitar Century (c. 1880-1980): Global Trends and Local Contexts
The program is now available for The Guitar Century conference, featuring keynote speakers Elijah Wald and Walter Clark
WHEN: Friday 2 August– Sunday 4 August
WHERE: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Southbank Centre
(43 Sturt St, Southbank)
TICKETS: Registration is free of charge, but RSVP or booking essential in order to obtain admission to the venue:
To register for conference sessions, please email Liz Kertesz (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday 29 July, indicating which day/s you will be attending
To register for the keynote lectures, please book via Eventbrite (scroll down to find the appropriate event)
2019 GUITAR PERSPECTIVES