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BRUCE MATHISKE – “The Authentic Guitar Virtuoso!” - SMH
World renowned guitar Virtuoso Bruce Mathiske captivates with his musically evocative celebration of this vibrant and diverse instrument. Mathiske's acclaimed and musical excellence features many genres inspired by classical styles and Latin flavours, rhythms and sounds, woven together with rhythmic authenticity.
“Displays technical brilliance and mastery of genres with an admirable absence of ostentation. Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced”- Tony Hillier, The Australian
Bruce’s performances and workshops demonstrate the diversity of his chosen instrument. His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra, and his unique style of playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations and sell-out concerts all over the world.
“The notes explode from both hands leaving you to wonder if there is another Mathiske in the wings. By the time he had added the didgeridoo and wowed us with outrageous harmonics from far flung corners of his guitar, we were all his.” The Scotsman Edinburgh Festival
His live shows are a renowned experience, one that he continues to bring to major concert and festival stages world-wide including the Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Nashville Guitar Festival, France’s International Guitar Festival, the London Music Festival, and in his homeland at the Sydney Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival and the Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals plus many more. Bruce is among the few Australian musicians to have been invited to perform and host workshops and a concert at America’s prestigious Yale University.
He has overcome many obstacles from left sided paralyses after being shot in the head to breaking a finger a few days prior to a major tour to go on and be acclaimed as “A master guitarist, the best in Australia!” by The Sydney Morning Herald.
5 September 7pm @ the Cultural Precinct
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PLEASE NOTE: Given that capacity of the Civic and the Town Hall are subject to COVID regulations, we are selling this event as unreserved seating and will make a division on which space for the concert closer to the event. At the time of listing the Town Hall capacity is 120 so you are encouraged to book to avoid disappointment.
22 October 2020
Acacia Quartet perform so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison. In nine years Acacia Quartet have won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs. Acacia have recorded nine albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’.Acacia are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing their love of music with audiences of all ages.
Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had their international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. Acacia Quartet are proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
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