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 Asencioâ€™s Collectici Intim and Ginasteraâ€™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 throughÂ http://www.trybooking.com/
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – an 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 theÂ Australian National University (ANU) School of MusicÂ under the guidance ofÂ Timothy KainÂ 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 â€œCour de spÃ©cialisationâ€ (as a guitar duo with VÃ©ronique van Duurling) at the Strasbourg conservatory with theÂ Duo Melis.
Harold has won numerous national and international competitions, including most recently first prize in theÂ 7thÂ international guitar competition ofÂ J.K MertzÂ (2010), first prize in the 2007Â Vienna Guitar ForumÂ – International Guitar Competition (Austria), first prize in the 2007Â Cordoba Guitar FestivalÂ – International Guitar Competition (Spain), first prize in the 2008Â Coria International Guitar CompetitionÂ (Spain), first prize in the 2008Â Transylvania International Guitar CompetitionÂ (Romania), first prize in the 10thÂ Sernancelhe International Guitar CompetitionÂ (Portugal, 2008), and first prize in theÂ International Competition of 20th Century Guitar Music Interpretation in LagonegroÂ (Italy, 2006). He was awarded second prize in the 51stÂ Tokyo International Guitar CompetitionÂ (Japan, 2008) and theÂ Gisborne Music competitionÂ (New Zealand, 2005). He has also placed first in the open guitar sections of Australian national eisteddfods and competitions.