Full Festival Pass

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August
Ian Potter Southbank Centre

Access to all Guitar Festival events.

Meng Su Concert

Friday 2 August, 7.30PM
Hanson Dyer Hall

Multifaceted guitarist Meng Su is captivating audiences around the world with her stunning virtuosity and refined artistry.

Guitar Showcase

Saturday 3 August, 1PM
Hanson Dyer Hall

A concert featuring current students and alumni of the MCM guitar area. These solo performances will draw on styles that are integral to the MCM guitar program, especially classical, contemporary, flamenco and Brazilian repertoire. Four works commissioned by Guitar Perspectives will be heard together for the first time. Performers include, Gerard Mapstone, Alexandra Velasco, Rose Gonzalez, Olivia Hally, Jimmy O’Hare, Darcy King and Max Rudd.

Adam del Monte Concert

Saturday 3 August, 7.30PM
Hanson Dyer Hall

Adam Del Monte is the leading flamenco and classical guitarist / composers of his generation. Adam is an Altamira artist and is currently on tour in Europe, Asia and Australia playing music from these two genres, transcending labeling and convention. Adam is playing a newly designed Altamira flamenco guitar during this concert series. Altamira Guitars will have a pop-up showroom during the weekend with all its instruments on show. Altamira will also be unveiling its new models in line with the artists on show.

Choro to the Max

Sunday 4 August, 1PM
Hanson Dyer Hall

An exploration of Brazilian guitar music as seen through the traditional genre of choro. Featuring MCM guitar staff Doug de Vries, Ken Murray and Adam May, alumni Rose Gonzalez and Paul Carey and associate artists Al Kerr (percussion) and Asha Henfry (flute). Choro has its origins in late nineteenth century salon music, fused with elements of ragtime and samba. The music has seen a revival in recent years and has travelled internationally, reaching beyond its place of origin. Instruments featured in choro music such as the 7-string guitar, cavaquinho and pandeiro will be featured.

Yamandu Costa Concert

Sunday 4 August, 5PM
Hanson Dyer Hall

Yamandu Costa has created his very particular style of compositions, somewhere between the typical music from the south of Brazil, Choro and Samba with finger acrobatic like passages, high tempo and yet very delicate and melodious pieces.