Since their first acclaimed Australian tour in 2002, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas: to Europe, the United States, Britain, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. The brothers also have performed with symphony orchestras and at international festivals in Australia and Europe.
Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, their passion is to expand their horizons through new arrangements, their own compositions and commissions. They have a deep appreciation and understanding of a broad spectrum of musical styles. This has resulted in many collaborations involving music, both written and improvised. Combine this with their classical training and the result is a unique sound incorporating all these influences. It is not classical, not jazz, not world….it is the Grigoryan Brothers.
Paul Grabowsky looms large in Australia’s artistic landscape: pianist, multi award-winning recording artist, musical director, composer, innovator, festival director, film composer, visionary, educator, recipient of the Order of Australia. Paul does not have one passion in life, rather he leads a passionate life in all his endeavours. His integrity, intelligence and astounding musical talent are the core of his ability to fulfil such disparate roles.
Pianist/Composer Luke Howard was twice a finalist in the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition and has written music for both film and theatre.
His music has been described as “totally sublime” (Headphone Commute), “absolutely heavenly” (Mary Anne Hobbs BBC Radio 6), and “cinematic in its approach” (The Age).
Luke divides his time between Europe and Australia. In 2013 he released the Australian Music Prize long-listed record ‘Sun Cloud‘. Luke’s score to Where Do Lilacs Come From won Best Music for a Short Film at the 2014 APRA/AMCOS Screen Music Awards. His second solo album, Two Places, was released in April 2016.