A night of guitar mastery: Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are joined by Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria), one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.
Fri Feb 8 | Byron Bay | The Byron Centre | – Tickets
Sat Feb 9 | Brisbane Powerhouse | – Tickets
Wed Feb 13 | Melbourne Recital Centre – Tickets
Thu Feb 14 | Canberra | Street Theatre – Tickets
Fri Feb 15 | City Recital Hall – Tickets
Sat Feb 16 | Lawson | Mechanics Institute – Tickets
Originally scheduled as an MGT tour featuring Wolfgang, Slava and USA legend Ralph Towner, Leonard’s last minute inclusion is a result of Mr Towner falling ill – while he cannot make the tour, the good news is he is recovering well. Audiences can look forward to hearing existing compositions by Towner, Muthspiel & Grigoryan along with new works especially composed for this tour.
With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.
Muthspiel is one of the most revered guitarists on the world stage. Soon after graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston he joined the Gary Burton Quintet, the first guitarist to do so after Pat Metheny. A prolific collaborator, he has recorded and toured with the likes of Trilok Gurtu, Dhafer Youssef, Brian Blade, Rebecca Bakken, Youssou N’Dour, Maria Joao, Dave Liebmann, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock and many others.
Since 2014 he has released three albums as a bandleader on the iconic German label ECM. These projects have seen him in the studio and on tour with jazz luminaries including Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Larry Grenadier, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Harland. Among his numerous awards are the Hans Koller prize for ‘Musician of the Year’ and ‘European Jazz Musician of the Year’. The Musicians Magazine elected him among the ‘top ten guitarists in the world’.
Bringing diverse influences, stunning technique and risk-taking improvisations – performed on an array of guitars including classical, baritone, 12 string and electric guitar – the Grigoryan Brothers with Wolfgang Muthspiel promises to be a unique musical experience.