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New Zealand Guitar Quartet – Cooma Concert Friday 26th June

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ENTRY FORM COOMA MUSIC COMPETITION 2015

 

Last year's winners of the Cooma Music Competition

Last year’s winners of the Cooma Music Competition

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Burnum Brademann won the 2014 Narrawong Classical Guitar Award

Burnum Brademann won the 2014 Narrawong Classical Guitar Award

Cooma Music Competition 2015, this web  now in its tenth year, more about will provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages and skills to perform and compete. We hope this competition will be as inclusive as possible. The competition will be open to all instruments and voice. Although the competition will be conducted by Cooma School of Music, human enhancement all musicians are welcome to perform.

Entry is open to all.

Heats will comence at 12 noon on Sunday 21 June

A timetable of Heats and Competitors will be sent to all the participants before the day.

The winners of the heats will then be invited to perform in a Finals Concert that will then be held on the same day in the evening starting at 7pm. Time allowing, specially invited guests (non- competitors) will also be invited to perform in the Finals Concert.

 

Venue: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall, 136 Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW 2630

 

Performers for this concert will be drawn from the winners of the heats as well as invited guest performers.

The major sections will be:

  1. Solo (unaccompanied or accompanied). Solos may be accompanied by a pianist or a guitarist, or other musician or CD backing track. Performers may organize their own accompanist or a piano accompanist will available at the hall if required. (However, please indicate on your entry form if you will need to be provided with an accompanist). CD backing tracks (“Play-along”) will be accepted by prior arrangement.
  2. Small Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination up to and including 6 players.
  3. Large Instrumental Ensembles-any instrumental combination over 6 players.
  4. Vocal Groups-including small to large choirs.
  5. Rock Groups-includes all styles. (eg Country, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, etc)
  6. Original Composition – A Song or Instrumental Item-(any style)

Each major section will be subdivided into 3 age groups:

  1. Primary-primary school aged
  2. Secondary-secondary school aged
  3. Open

If there are not enough competitors in the younger age groups, younger players may be invited to compete in an older age group.

The Solos section will also be divided into types of instrument if possible.

Julia Bottom performs at Cooma Music Competition 2014

Julia Bottom performs at Cooma Music Competition 2014

These instrumental sub-categories will be:

  • Piano/Keyboard
  • Classical Guitar
  • Modern Guitar (Steel string, acoustic or electric)
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass)
  • Woodwind & Brass
  • Drums
  • Singing
  • Miscellaneous (any musical instruments not listed above. For example, harmonica, bagpipes, mandolin, banjo, harp, etc)
  • Original Composition (A song or instrumental item)

If there are not enough competitors in any of the heats , performers may be invited to compete in a heat of another instrumental sub-category.

All competitors will receive a Certificate of Participation. Winners of their heats will receive awards.

We will be happy to accept donations and assistance from businesses and individuals to make this competition possible.

We welcome any comments or advice that may help make this competition an exciting and useful event.

FINAL CONCERT AWARDS:

  • Narrawong Classical Guitar Award – Trophy & $200 cash
  • Peter de Jager Piano Prize – Trophy & $200 cash
  • Ron Cox Music Award _Vocal – Trophy & $100 cash
  • Snowy Monaro Arts Council Award – Certificate & $100 cash
  • Frank Scott Music Award _Woodwind, Brass or Drums   – Trophy & $50 cash
  • Russell & Jackie Fox Music Award  – Trophy & $50 cash
  • P D Murphy Strings Award_Violin, Viola,  Cello or Double Bass –  Trophy & $50 cash
  • The People’s Choice Award – Trophy & $100 cash
Cooma Music Competition Awards

Cooma Music Competition Awards

 

New Zealand Guitar Quartet

New Zealand Guitar Quartet

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New Zealand Guitar Quartet to tour Australia

The New Zealand Guitar Quartet (NZGQ) will travel to Australia for their very first time this June/July. In a series of concerts, medications
this exciting guitar quartet plays a diverse range of music from much loved composers like Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov to the Spanish and Latin masters. Not confined to the traditional repertoire, the NZGQ have inspired many new works from young composers and actively look for new engaging music to play.

NZGQ were invited to play in Australia by the Sydney Guitar Trio, who heard them play live at the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School in New Zealand last year. The trio’s enthusiasm to bring them to Australia stemmed from the technical proficiency NZGQ displayed in bringing their music to life. The ANU School of Music, National Capital Orchestra, Cooma School of Music and the Riverina Conservatorium of Music have also extended their support to bring the NZGQ to Australians around NSW/ACT.

The NZGQ will be performing at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in Cooma on Friday 26th June at 7.30pm with tickets available at the door. More information on the NZGQ can be found at www.nzguitarquartet.com or contact John Couch at kiwiguitarist@yahoo.com. Bookings and further regarding the concert, contact Cooma School of Music on (02) 6452 6067

Tickets:

  • Adults: $25
  • Concessions: $20
  • Students: $10

Campbell Diamond Cooma Concert

Classical guitarist Campbell Diamond performed a solo concert in Cooma on Saturday. Just 22 years old, cystitis he performed an entertaining and varied programme of challenging pieces that were played with virtuosity and musical maturity beyond his years.
It was a real treat. Try and get along to his remaining concerts in his tour Dubbo, website Melbourne & Newcastle. Here’s some photos from the Cooma concert as well as the programme.

 

 

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

AT WESLEY MUSIC CENTREHarold Gretton

20 National Circuit, clinic Forrest ACT 2603

Biography:

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.

Farewell Tour by Andrey Lebedev – Saturday 24 August 2013 at 7.30pm

Andrey Lebedev

Andrey Lebedev

At Wesley Music Centre

20 National Circuit, herbal Forrest ACT 2603

Andrey Lebedev, neuropathologist 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.

The Australian Guitar Duo – Jacob Cordover & Rupert Boyd – 25 March 2012

In their only appearance in Australia in 2012, eczema the Australian Guitar Duo is returning for a nationwide tour to launch their debut CD, disease Songs from the Forest.

Songs from the Forest is now available online through CD Baby & iTunes, about it and features works by Australian composers, in addition to works by Granados, Scarlatti, Falla and The Beatles.

Cooma Concert Details:

  • When: Sunday 25th March at 7.00 pm
  • Where: St Paul’s Anglican Parish Hall, Commissioner Street, Cooma NSW
  • Cost: $20 Adult/$15 Concession/$10 Student
  • Tickets: At door and /or at Cooma School of Music, Shop 2, 123 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW
  • Phone Bookings: (02) 6452 6067
  • Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au
The Australian Guitar Duo is becoming recognised as one of the most dynamic and exciting guitar ensembles. The duo has performed throughout the world, including at the New York Guitar Duo Festival in New York City, Project Cancion Española in Spain, Festival de Musique Classique in France, Meadowlark Music Festival in Nebraska, and numerous major cities throughout their native Australia.

Performing a mixture of contemporary Australian compositions and standard works from the guitar duo repertoire, The Australian Guitar Duo consists of Rupert Boyd and Jacob Cordover, both respected soloists in their own right. They met and formed as a duo in the year 2000 while undertaking studies at the Australian National University School of Music, where they studied with renowned Australian guitarist Timothy Kain.

The Australian Guitar Duo has been broadcast on radio stations throughout Australia and the United States and was a prize winner of the chamber music division of the Australian Guitar Competition. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Cordover both play hand-made Australian guitars, which are featured on their debut CD, Songs from the Forest.

WWW.AUSTRALIANGUITARDUO.COM

RUPERT BOYD

Australian guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”, and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “a player who deserves to be heard.” His solo CD Valses Poéticos received the following review in Soundboard, the quarterly publication of Guitar Foundation of America: “Boyd’s playing is beautifully refined, with gorgeous tone . . . musically and technically flawless . . . [the Granados is] one of the best recorded performances of this work on guitar.”

www.rupertboyd.com

 

JACOB CORDOVER

Jacob has been hailed as “an exceptional guitarist” (Ultima Hora) whose playing “manages to get to the very soul of the… music” (Classical Guitar Magazine). Jacob has appeared as soloist with the Orquestra Simfònica de Balears and the Orchestra dell’Accademia l’Ottocento, as well as in numerous solo recitals that often feature 19th century repertoire played on authentic guitars. His “intuitive musicianship and impeccable technique” (Leicester Mercury) allow him to enjoy a vibrant international career that spans 3 continents.

www.jacobcordover.com

Matt Withers Classical Guitarist Performs in Cooma – Sunday 30 October

As heard on ABC Classic FM…

Matt Withers can be heard regularly on  ABC Classic FM. Often he’s performing with Bradley Kunda in the Brew Guitar Duo.

Matt Withers Classical Guitarist (as heard on ABC Classic FM)

Renowned classical guitarist, abortion 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, recipe Commissioner Street, 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

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Matt Withers Solo Guitar Concert in Cooma – Sunday 30 October

Matt Withers

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

About Matt Withers:

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.

The CDs:

Matt Withers_Solo

Brew Duo_Landscape

Brew Duo_Songs & Dances

 

John Couch & Judy Hickel Concert – September 10

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ZAPPAPLAYSZAPPAThe first Hagstrom Deluxe solid body guitars featured a distinctive sparkle and pearloid celluloid finish, an ingenious repurposing of materials previously used in their accordion production line. Over the years, Hagstrom expanded their line-up to include hollow body guitars like the Viking and the Jimmy, electric basses including the legendary 8 string, and Hagstrom’s flagship models, the Swede and the Super Swede. When Hagstrom ceased production in 1983, the guitars became instant collectors’ items, and the love and respect for these fine instruments continues to be celebrated by musicians around the world.

27 years later Hagstrom guitars are once again in production and a whole new generation of guitarist are rediscovering these wonderful guitars.

Hagstrom guitars boast the original glorious Hagstrom sound and distinctive style, and they are built to the same stringent quality standards. All materials and hardware are sourced from the world’s finest suppliers, and technological advancements including the patented H-Expander Truss Rod and exclusive Resinator Fretboard guarantee that these are the finest value for money guitars on the market.

Artists at the top of their game in all genres rely on Hagstrom guitars to deliver their platinum sound tp sold-out audiences every night. And, Hagstrom comes from a long legacy of some of the world’s greatest artists including Elvis Presley, Frank Zappa, Bjorn Ulveus (ABBA), Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), David Bowie, ZZ Top, Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding, Steve hackett and Mike Rutherford (Genesis), the Beatles, Kurt Cobain, Neil Young, Joe Satriani, Ace Frehley, and thousands more!

Coomamusic is now a proud Hagstrom dealer.

Here are some of the Hagstrom Guitars that we stock:

Tremar Super Swede P-90-S (Code: VIBSUSWEP $1595)

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Available from:

Cooma School of Music
Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au



Judy Hickel (Violin) and John Couch (Guitar)

Judy Hickel (Violin) and John Couch (Guitar)

Title: John Couch & Judy Hickel Concert

Location: Wesley Music Centre, therapist
20 National Circuit, Forrest ACT
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Description: Canberra Classical Guitar Society presents the renowned duo of New Zealand guitarist John Couch and Australian violinist Judith Hickel performing together in a delightful concert. The program will include selections from their collaborative CD “Andre’s New Shoes”

When: Friday, 10 September, 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets at the door. Full price $20, concession $15.
Where: Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest.
Enquiries: 0403 640 669.

Guitar Trek concert – ABC Sunday Live Broadcast Sunday 11 April

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Sunday 28 March at 1.00 pm
$8.00 at door.
Support Act: Michael Wieland

Tim Kain, Minh Le Hoang, Bradley Kunda, Matthew Withers (from right to left)

Title: Guitar Trek concert – ABC Sunday Live Broadcast Sunday 11 April
Location: Llewellyn Hall – Canberra School of Music. ANU
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Description: The concert/broadcast begins promptly at 3pm on Sunday, 11 April. The public is invited (free entry) but are asked to be seated by 2:50pm.
Date: 2010-04-11

“Tall Tales” Rory O’Donoghue with The Sydney Guitar Trio – 20 March 2010


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Where: Wesley Music Centre, drugstore 20 National Circuit Forrest ACT

When: Sunday 14 March 2010, look 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

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Pierre Herrero has been importing quality Spanish Classical & Flamenco guitars into Australia for many years. Pierre has also been an ardent supporter of the classical guitar in Australia. Among many other activities, he has sponsored the Sydney Classical Society Summer School and the Melbourne based Alhambra Sadie Awards.

The Guitars:

Pierre will be presenting a range of guitars that include the Spanish made Alhambra guitars. These will include:

  • Student Classical Guitars from $549 to $1,000 (including 1/2 size Requinto & 3/4 Cadet models)
  • Intermediate Classical Guitars from $1,000 to $2,000
  • Concert Artist Classical Guitars from $4,000 to $12,000 (including the Villaplana models)
  • Alhambra new “Professional” range with amplification options
  • Alhambra Flamenco Guitars

Pierre will be also hoping to  have a range of quality Vintage and Pre-loved guitars. These much sought-after gems may include makers such as Ramirez (1974), Conde Hermanos Medialuna Blanca, Dan Kellaway, Kim Lissarrague, and Richard Howell.

Enquiries:

Allan Spencer

Cooma School of Music

Shop 2, Parkview Arcade, 123 Sharp Street,
Cooma, NSW 2630
Phone: 02 6452 6067
Fax: 02 6452 4938
Email: allan@coomamusic.com.au

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