City Recital Hall Presents Muthspiel Grigoryan Towner
15 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Tickets: Standard $50-$60; Concession $45-$55; City Recital Hall Member $42-$52; Under 30 $40 (Fees per transaction: phone $8.25, internet $6.60)
“…astounding virtuosity…. head-spinningly intricate ensemble passages…. handled with furious ease. An evening not only of remarkable music but unusually close intimacy – an event not to be easily forgotten.” LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE
Three acknowledged icons of the guitar world are bringing their incredible artistry to Australian audiences.
Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria), Slava Grigoryan (Australia) and Ralph Towner (USA) are highly respected worldwide for their contributions to the guitar oeuvre, be it jazz, classical or world music. Coming together in 2005 for a one-off trio tour in Australia, Wolfgang, Slava and Ralph felt an instant personal and musical connection. Fifteen years, two CDs and countless tours later, they are returning to Australia performing new works penned by Towner and Muthspiel, as well as selections from their previous recordings: From a Dream and Travel Guide.
All hail from a classically trained background, however the technical prowess each has garnered from years of dedication to their craft is only utilised as a means to connect with the audience on an emotional level. The aural landscapes created by this master guitar trio seem at times ‘orchestral’. Perhaps it is the sheer beauty of the compositions combined with the variety of instruments that gives the ensemble its harmonically broad sound spectrum – Muthspiel plays classical and electric guitars, Grigoryan performs on classical and baritone guitars and Towner on classical and 12 string guitars.
“Sublime skill, silky improvisation…. complete mastery of tone and atmosphere…..here one was able to savour both the grittiness and the sophistication of the MGT sound in all its glory.” THE WEST AUSTRALIA
- Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria)
- Slava Grigoryan (Australia)
- Ralph Towner (USA)