The Melbourne International Guitar Festival returns to Melba Hall, the University of Melbourne in September with an exciting international program, the third created by the directors and founders of the festival, Michael MacManus and Evan Hopkins. “Since our first festival…Read more
Andrew Blanch has won the main prize in the 2016 Melbourne International Guitar Competition. Sydney-based guitarist Andrew Blanch has won the top prize in the Open section of the 2016 Melbourne International Guitar Competition. The…Read more
Australian guitarist Matt Withers has just launched his 2016 composition competition! The information presented below has been taken from Matt's website: http://mattwithers.com.au/CompositionCompetition/ Welcome to the Matt Withers Australian Music Composition Competition 2016 With adjudication by esteemed…Read more
Australian guitarist Campbell Diamond recently won the 2014 Calcutta International Guitar Competition "Roland Dyens". Such a great achievement! Campbell has been awarded several places in various other international competitions during 2014. After studying in Canberra…Read more
Australian guitarist Andrey Lebedev will be premiering "Sonata No 5, Ars Combinatoria" (The Art of Combination) by Leo Brouwer and "Beyond the White Hand - Construction with guitar player" by Harrison Birtwistle on Dec 4…Read more
Congratulations to the fantastic guitarist Stephanie Jones who has been awarded the "Young Virtuoso of the Year" through the Classical Music Broadcasting Association. Stephanie has just completed her Honours year in Music Performance at the ANU (Canberra)…Read more
Matt Withers, head of guitar at Canberra university and PHD candidate has recently run the inaugural "Matt Withers Young Australian Music Composition Competition" which aims to generate new Australian music and support the next generation…Read more
We would like to warmly welcome Vladimir Gorbach, 2011 GFA winner, to Australia as he takes up a permanent teaching position as Head of Guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2015!Read more
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Makers of premium quality nylon strings for the classical guitar for over 140 years.Hannabach
The Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) - Italian Cultural Institute Melbourne is the official body of the Italian Goverment for the promotion of Italian language and culture
Thomas Lloyd Guitars are dedicated to teaching the fine art of acoustic guitar making to students of all ages from all over the world.Thomas Lloyd Guitars
Hans Music Croydon is a family friendly store offering a wide range of reliable student instruments right through to quality stage and concert ready equipment.Hans Music
Performing Arts venue in Queensland. Kindly supporting MGF artists in concert and hosting a performance for our Melbourne International Guitar Festival Competition Winner!