Renowned classical guitarist, ampoule Matt Withers will be performing in Cooma in October this year as part of his “Solo” CD tour.
- When: Sunday 30 October 2011 at 3.00 pm.
- Where: St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, population health Commissioner Street, dermatologist Cooma NSW
- Cost: $20 Adults, $15 Concesssions, $10 Students (includes free afternoon tea)
- Tickets will be available at the door and Cooma School of Music, shop 2, 123 Sharp Street Cooma.
- Phone Bookings: (02) 6452 6067
This concert is proudly supported by Cooma School of Music
Matthew Withers is a Masters graduate of the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music where he studied Classical Guitar Performance under the renowned performer and pedagogue, Timothy Kain.
Matt has given performances throughout Australia and internationally. In 2010 he travelled to Shanghai to perform at the World Expo. Here he was featured in the Australian Pavilion as part of their VIP Rising Star program. As part of both Guitar Trek and Brew Guitar Duo, Matt has given live, nationwide broadcast concerts for ABC Classic FMs Sunday Live Program.
As well as launching his performing career two of Australia’s leading chamber guitar ensembles, Matt has had considerable success as a soloist. After learning classical guitar for only 4 years, he won the title Best Young South Australian Guitarist in the Australian National Open Guitar Competition. In 2006, he was placed first in Open Solo event of the McDonalds Performing Arts Challenge and was a semi-finalist of the 2010 Adelaide International Guitar Festival.
Matt is an artist of diverse talents. He has become proficient as a recording technician whilst working as the assistant to Niven Stines (Technical Manager) at the ANU. In this role, Matt has recorded many quality guitarists including Timothy Kain, Harold Gretton and Minh Le Hoang as well as two discs for the Brew Guitar Duo and his recent debut solo album.
Matt studied in Adelaide under the successful classical teacher, András Tüské, prior to his tertiary studies. During this period, he also participated in the Suzuki Autumn Schools and became a role model for the younger players as leader of the South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble.