BEIJING GUITAR DUO
& GRIGORYAN BROTHERS
The Concourse is very excited to be hosting the world renown Beijing Guitar Duo and Australia’s own Grigoryan Brothers at the 2018 Sydney Guitar Festival in what promises to be an astounding evening of guitar virtuosity.
This confluence of guitar duos from the Asia/Pacific region was born in 2016 when Slava & Leonard Grigoryan were invited to perform a series of concerts with Meng Su and Yameng Wang in the Shandong province of China. The four guitarists felt an immediate musical connection. As established duos at the top of their field on the international stage with hectic touring schedules, it was not until August this year that they could reunite for an Australian tour.
The Grigoryan Brothers are well known to Australian audiences having received 4 ARIA Awards with a long history of performances at festivals, concert halls in all capital cities and regular performances throughout regional Australia.
Meng Su and Yameng Wang were born in the same city, met when they were studying guitar and subsequently formed the Beijing Guitar Duo. They have been based in the USA for a number of years. Both became students of Manuel Barrueco, who is regarded as one of the finest guitarists of the modern era. Mr Barrueco was so impressed by their abilities that they formed a trio that has toured extensively and recorded an album in 2014.
The Australian tour of the Grigoryan Brothers and the Beijing Guitar Duo is a platform for each duo to present their unique talents garnering worldwide praise. They will then come together to delve into each other’s cultures, focusing on Australian music, Chinese music and some European classical repertoire.
When & Where:
Fri 17 Aug, 8pm
The Concourse, Chatswood