Harold Gretton – Thursday 8 August 2013 at 7.30pm

Andrey Lebedev

Andrey Lebedev

At Wesley Music Centre

20 National Circuit, disease Forrest ACT 2603

Andrey Lebedev, adiposity winner of the Adelaide International Guitar Competition, presents a kaleidoscopic program of classical guitar music from Spain, Latin America, Italy, and Germany, in his final Australian tour before relocating to London. Featuring Berio’s Sequenza XI and J.S. Bach’s monumental Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor in transcription for guitar, followed by Asencio’s Collectici Intim and Ginastera’s Sonata for Guitar.
Adults $25, Concession $20, Students $10, Children under 12 free. Friends of Wesley Music receive a $3 discount off the relevant rate. Tickets are available through http://www.trybooking.com/DDCH or at the door if not sold out prior.
STRANGE BEDFELLOWSan evening with the classical guitar


20 National Circuit, clinic Forrest ACT 2603


Harold Gretton began playing guitar at the age of 7. After formative studies with Carolyn Kidd, this
he started his Bachelor of Music studies at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music under the guidance of Timothy Kain AM. He completed his Bachelor of Music with first-class honours in 2006. He was awarded the Friends of the ANU School of Music Bernhard Neumann prize for most outstanding graduate. He completed his PhD at the ANU School of Music in 2010, and in 2012 went on to complete a “Cour de spécialisation” (as a guitar duo with Véronique van Duurling) at the Strasbourg conservatory with the Duo Melis.

Harold has won numerous national and international competitions, including most recently first prize in the 7th international guitar competition of J.K Mertz (2010), first prize in the 2007 Vienna Guitar Forum – International Guitar Competition (Austria), first prize in the 2007 Cordoba Guitar Festival – International Guitar Competition (Spain), first prize in the 2008 Coria International Guitar Competition (Spain), first prize in the 2008 Transylvania International Guitar Competition (Romania), first prize in the 10th Sernancelhe International Guitar Competition (Portugal, 2008), and first prize in the International Competition of 20th Century Guitar Music Interpretation in Lagonegro (Italy, 2006). He was awarded second prize in the 51st Tokyo International Guitar Competition (Japan, 2008) and the Gisborne Music competition (New Zealand, 2005). He has also placed first in the open guitar sections of Australian national eisteddfods and competitions.

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