GC Ep 27: Mike Stern

I had the pleasure of catching up with legendary jazz/fusion guitarist Mike Stern while he was visiting Melbourne for a residency at Bird’s Basement. We talk about Pat Metheny, Miles Davis and his great band! Please excuse the audio quality which suffered from the less than ideal recording environment I am hoping to have him…

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Ep 26: Zoo Duo

Marion Schaap and Peter Constant’s 25 year long career as Zoo Duo has seen them become leaders in chamber and ensemble guitar playing. They have been at the forefront in the development of the Guitar Orchestra genre in Holland and have also toured internationally as a sought after guitar duo. I recently caught up with…

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Ep 25: Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

UK based Aquarelle Guitar Quartet has been steadily building an international reputation since forming in 1999. Alongside the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and Guitar Trek they were one of the first guitar chamber groups of its kind and have continued to bring this dynamic form to new audiences.  They have appeared at major guitar festivals and released six…

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GC Ep 24: Xuefei Yang Interview

Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists. Born in China, Xueifei was performing at the age of 14 in International Guitar competitions. She is signed to a top UK agency and is keeping busy touring, recording and collaborating with acclaimed artists. She will be in performing in Melbourne next…

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GC Ep 23:The Melbourne Guitar Foundation

On this episode Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins join me to chat about the Melbourne Guitar Foundation and the Melbourne International Guitar Festival. We chat about what inspired the MGF and the challenges of running a foundation. We also review the upcoming acts who will feature at the festival which will be half at Melba…

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